Check your oil lines

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pandrews
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Check your oil lines

Post by pandrews » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:02 pm

Unfortunately I have recently lost my 87 Callaway convertible number 105 to an oil fire after what appears to be the drivers side turbo oil feed line fractured, oiled the engine bay down and subsequently caught fire. I was just getting around to renewing all the oil lines but hadn't started. As such I would highly recommend anyone who has original oil lines to do so as soon as possible. Carrying a fire extinguisher would also be a fine idea. We may have put it out with little damage if we had had one.

If anyone on the forum is interested in the car as a project or parts car we have it currently advertised on the Minnesota Craig's list. The car has 55,000 miles on it and was in great condition before the fire.
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Dakota Aero
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Re: Check your oil lines

Post by Dakota Aero » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:04 pm

I have looked and cannot find the listing!?

DA

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Re: Check your oil lines

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Re: Check your oil lines

Post by Dakota Aero » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:15 pm

Thx. DA 90.024

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Re: Check your oil lines

Post by SurfnSun » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:26 am

Sorry to hear about this. I remember seeing that car for sale a while back.

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Re: Check your oil lines

Post by Dakota Aero » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:49 am

Sorry this happened. Glad you were not hurt! The pictures tell more of the story. Wow! DA

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Re: Check your oil lines

Post by avcwo » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:10 pm

Very sorry to SEE that. I had the oil line to the passenger side turbo collapse internally. HEAT SATURATION OVER THE YEARS DESTROYS THE OIL/COOLANT LINES. Lack of oil flow-through forced oil past the the bearings and out the muffler, DRAINING the oil from the engine. VERY BAD..Spun 3 rod bearings in less than 2 minutes. It turned out to be a blessing. Doug Rippie rebuilt the engine from the ground up and WorksTurboCharging redid the turbos (passenger side was destroyed by oil loss, driver side was destroyed by metal in the oil from the rod bearings.). Now it is bulletproof and faster than before!

TAKE THE TIME TO FIX IT!!!!! WORTH IT!!
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Re: Check your oil lines

Post by Jeroenvgfn » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:08 am

I was looking at it on ebay,
Could be interesting to fix and get me a Corvette.

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