Have a leaky turbo? The Detroit Tuned Turbo Oil Line Kit in stock ready to ship! This kit fixes the current stock oil line leak that happens when the line gets too hot too many times. The stock line just has an o-ring seal that allows adjustment in both directions, but the problem is the o-ring. After hundreds of heat cycles, the o-ring cooks it self and starts as a leak out oil onto the turbo. The longer you let it go the worse it gets. We already know the turbo motors like to use a bit of oil, now if yours has a leak, your really going thru the oil! This kit fixes all of that, so you will never have to worry about it again. You might want to buy a whole line kit, or a Exhaust Clamp, or a Exhaust Gasket.
This kit comes with:
Note: Fits all MINI Cooper S cars that currently come with a turbo in the "R" car line, with the N14 or N18 motors, "JCW" or "S".
Posted by Marcus on 14th Mar 2014
Installed DT's braided turbo oil feed line today. Took about 3 hours of semi-tedious time.
Line features compression connections at the banjo, rather than a crimped rubber washer, which should eliminate further leaks.
Only thing I would do differently next time is tighten the compressions on the BENCH after a fitment as the lower one when tightened tends to force the line away from the block and getting anything in that tight space to prevent that is obnoxious! Left hand threads on that would be better, or if DT would jig-fit and tighten before shipment - that would be cool too. Overall a great upgrade!
Posted by Harry on 12th Mar 2014
This part is better and easier install than defective factory replacement line has banjo fittings and crush washers
Posted by Patrick Augustine on 16th Dec 2013
If you want a better idea, look to Detroit Tuned. The Mini Turbo oil line is a better idea and what mini should have done in the first place. I hope they start consulting with Detroit before they design anything else.
I don't have to worry any more about oil exploding under the hood. The oil line is a good fit with no rubber seals to fail under the heat of the turbo.
Posted by Michael Morine on 28th Aug 2013
I removed the banjo bolt on the oil feed line to my turbo to inspect it's condition after seeing one that came out of a car with a toasted turbo. My banjo bolt was clean as a whistle as I do frequent (5K) oil changes. My car has 52K miles and the o-ring in the original line started leaking after re-installing the banjo bolt. I chose the Detroit tuned kit so I won't be in the same situation in another 50K miles. The line fit great, high quality product, no problems with the install. I only wish I had smaller hands, some of the heat shield fasteners are in tight places.... I highly recommend this product.