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Quick question..

Would it be worthwhile to wrap the oil line above the turbo yourself with some sort of heat wrap tape? I found some on Amazon that is "Capable of withstanding radiant heat up to 2000°F and direct up to 500°F". I don't want to go through the motions of replacing the entire line *yet*, but in the meantime do you think a product like that would be beneficial? My '12 doesn't have the updated line (obviously)..

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Quick question..

Would it be worthwhile to wrap the oil line above the turbo yourself with some sort of heat wrap tape? I found some on Amazon that is "Capable of withstanding radiant heat up to 2000°F and direct up to 500°F". I don't want to go through the motions of replacing the entire line *yet*, but in the meantime do you think a product like that would be beneficial? My '12 doesn't have the updated line (obviously)..

Thanks! :)
I don't think it will hurt assuming you can properly install the wrap without damaging components. It would keep the oil temps down (more cooling) and prevent cooking the oil after the engine shuts down and oil stops flowing. I like the heat protection tubes / socks, just because they won't ever unravel as I have seen old heat wrap come loose. I got a large sheet of heat resistant mat (fiberglass foil), I have made a bunch of custom shields for my solstice and I plan to sew up some more custom stuff for the Cruze, as it has an insane heat soak issue I would like to counter.

My post on the Solstice heat protection here: LE5 Turbo - Custom Heat Protection Shield Engine Bay - Pontiac Solstice Forum
 

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The replacement line is a better piece...uses two 'O' rings in place of the one on the oe tube...as well as the wrap.
That being said. I did wrap the line on my 12 eco (traded last year) and had no problems with leakage or the turbo.

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As others have recommended, your best option is to just replace the line with the redesigned one that already includes a good wrap. It will probably cost you just as much but will take far less time, and you'll get a new line with new o-rings.
 

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Im quite interested in custom heat wrapping as i cant go and buy pre wrapped parts anymore. I stipped off alot of heat shielding off the stock setup, time i add a bunch back!

Im ordering the heat matting and stainless cable ties.
 

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I wrapped/covered my oil line yesterday with DEI 010409 (spark plug covers) and also lubed the O ring. In Canada the new oil feed line is in the $45 range vs the DEI $7 covers. I use Synthetic Oil, this was more as a precaution. Hope this helps.

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I wrapped/covered my oil line yesterday with DEI 010409 (spark plug covers) and also lubed the O ring. In Canada the new oil feed line is in the $45 range vs the DEI $7 covers. I use Synthetic Oil, this was more as a precaution. Hope this helps.

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Be advised that those original oil lines with one o-ring have a high tendency to start leaking at the o-ring due to deterioration. That's one of the reasons they went with two o-rings on the revised line that includes a heat shield.
 
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