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Leaky Turbo Feed Line UrQ
Well, I always can tell when a track event is near. I just wait until
the UrQ runs awesome for a week or two, the I notice lil' glitch. I can be
anything from a bad CV boot, to a noisy center bearing, to a bad rear tie
rod. Well, I thought lightning didn't strike twice. Last year I
replaced/upgraded the oil lines and Oil cooler on the UrQ, I got it done two
daws after the Blackhawk event. Yep, She was home in the driveway empty of
her life blood. Guess what... Today she ran like a Banshee, even on a
humid 80+ degree day in Chicago. I came home, checked my mail from the list,
even bragged to a lister about how good the beast ran today. I get ready to
go pick up a pizza and noticed a familiar puddle under the right front
corner. Out comes the floor jack. Oil everywhere, again. Just a week ago
I noticed some oil, about a drop a day, but I poked around under the car and
found one of the filters to be a lil loose. I tightened it and went
motoring. blah blah blah....
I lifted the car, tracked tthe oil to its cleanest point and started
the car. There was some visible seepage at idle from the Turbo feed line.
Great, I was going to replace these as a precautionary measure last year
when I did the rest, but there wasn't one in the country per my dealer. IPC
listed the hoses, but never recieved them. I let it be. SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
Well, I'm here to beg for one of these hoses. I'm pretty sure I can
retrofit the piece from at least 1980 5kT to a 1985 5kT. Any ideas guys? I
knew this would happen after I sent in my registration for the event. I'm
considering replacing the bad section of hose with some braided steel and
then heat shielding it. I dunno. I'm in pain, depressed, and could use a
hug. So I fired up the LANCIA, she has never let me down yet. I'm
considering putting the money into that car and prepping it for the track. I
could probably get it done !!!
Enough rambling, point blank I need a hose if anyone on the list can
come through for me I would appreciate it so greatly I can't even begin to
Thanks in advance,
Sean. ( I guess I'll have to say " happy motoring" in Italian for a few