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Old 08-06-2017, 08:38 PM   #1
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Oil Return - Intake Fitting

While I know the right way would be to weld a fitting, my intake is soaked with oil etc and I doubt any weld at this point will be a decent bead.

So that being said, looking for alternatives for a hose to hook to the intake manifold. I currently have a bulkhead style fitting and as anyone could imagine the inside nut loosened and is impossible to tighten now

I was thinking maybe either drilling the jam nut and safety wiring it before installing intake, or physically ruining threads so the nut cannot back off.
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:12 PM   #2
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What about doing something along the lines of the stage 8 locking fasteners? Where an extended point locks it in place.
Possibly make a rectangle out of sheet metal with tabs on each side. Then tighten down the nut and bend the side tabs up. As long as the extended side of the sheet metal tab will hit something to prevent spinning, then the nut shouldn't be able to spin either.
I dunno... it was the first idea that came to mind. lol.
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:17 PM   #3
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what's the intake made off? Why not just pull it off and bake the oil out of it.
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:30 AM   #4
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what's the intake made off? Why not just pull it off and bake the oil out of it.
I was going to say this unless its cast. Then you be ****ed
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:34 AM   #5
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I was going to say this unless its cast. Then you be ****ed
Good. He microwaved my phone 6 years ago, i hope his intake erupts.
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:48 AM   #6
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Good. He microwaved my phone 6 years ago, i hope his intake erupts.
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I was going to say this unless its cast. Then you be ****ed
Yea, its cast. Ain't made of money here
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:56 AM   #8
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so is this just a fitting that need to go into the intake? like an NPT fitting?
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so is this just a fitting that need to go into the intake? like an NPT fitting?
Yes, I had already drilled out a hole for a bulkhead fitting so not sure if I can tap that hole without it becoming some monster of a fitting. (Its a -10an currently)
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is the hole too big to just get an NPT tap and cut in the threads?
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:51 AM   #11
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Always tap it to whatever size you can and get a reducer fitting
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:36 PM   #12
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Cheap way would be to pull the intake and just stake the nut on the inside, or some red thread locker, or JB Weld
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