Oil line cracked on turbo

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Oil line cracked on turbo

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I was 350km from home when my 99TDI's oil light came on along with the busser. I was very close to gas station at the time so I pulled in. I added 3 liters. Oil was gushing out from the back of the engine so went to the nearest garage which happened to be a Canadian Tire. They are knowen for just wanting to replace parts. So right on cue they informed me I needed steel OME oil line that would arrive in two days for $149. Not wanting to campout there I ask the mechanic if he could split a rubber hose and clamp it. I was amazed that he tryed that but it didn't work. He said, he wanted to cut the line to shorten it and flare both end. He clamped some fuel injection line that's good for 6.9bars over it. It worked like a charm I was very pleased. My hat real goes off to this Marine. Sure glad Canadian girls lured him up here.
My question is how long is this good for and what is the best fix for this. I have also read that this is happening because of missing clamps or loose clamps.
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Re: Oil line cracked on turbo

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If this has te VNT15 turbo:
I used 5/16" (8mm) brake line and steel ferrels.
It's in my VNT build post in the performance fora.

Since you still have both the end fittings, you just need the tube and ferrels.
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Re: Oil line cracked on turbo

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The AHU and similar Z1 which I have is the first generation TDI. I believe it has the KKK K03-006 turbo. Not VNT 15. Maybe its the same as the line on the 1.6 turbo's. The Z1 is like a AZZ with TDI head and pump on it. I was thinking of maybe a braided line so it doesn't crack again.
99 TDI Jetta (Z1 engine code)
94 Grand Caravan
89 Dodge Gold Stream B class
http://www.antiquedollhouseofpatterns.ca/
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