PD140 Lines back in stock and shipping!!
Braided steel oil supply line for ALH/BEW/BHW TDI, older mk3 AHU/1Z cars and for the upgraded PD140 turbo for the BRMs . This replaces the factory hard line between the engine block and the turbo. Includes a -4 AN braided steel high temperature oil hose, seals, and swivel fittings needed to install between the oil supply on the front of the engine to the turbo oil inlet.
NOT Available for stock BRM turbos. Also this oil supply line does not fit the 96 Passat without the EGR Cooler.
The oil supply line should be changed when a new turbo is installed. This line is durable and not prone to fractures, kinks, or breakage like the solid stock line. Professional installers and DIY appreciate the thoughtful implementation of this seemingly simple piece.
Notable features include:
- a hard-piped 90 degree elbow at the turbo inlet. While it costs a few dollars more, this is the best way to implement a sharp bend, instead of relying on the flex of the hose. It results in a neater appearance and less stress on this crucial component. The positioning also retains full clearance and convenient access to the vnt actuator adjustment and snap ring, even on the smaller turbos. The factory oil line attachment points can still be used for a secure installation and maximum reliability without stressing the line by sharp bends.
-Our fittings require smaller wrenches than the factory ones. The turbo side of our fitting can be installed using a socket, and then the oil line side can be easily installed with plenty of clearance for an ordinary wrench. The factory fitting typically requires a specially modified "sacrificial" 17mm wrench with ground down sides for proper access and full "bite" on the factory fitting. Our implementation is much more convenient and installer friendly.
-The block side replaces the factory banjo fitting with a screw-in swivel fitting. The factory banjo fitting is very awkward to maneuver into place, because space is tight in that area. It is very easy to drop the washer and/or bolt down into the nether regions of the engine, and we all know how frustrating that can be. Also, if the factory hard line is bent even slightly (all too easy to have happen) it's even more difficult to line up without cross-threading.
-The flexibility makes it a breeze to install. The factory hard line is almost impossible to install in exactly the same place as the original. Our flexible line is a lot more user-friendly.
The central theme here is user-friendliness while improving upon the factory features. We've done the legwwork and research, with experience that spans hundreds of installations, to make things as "hassle free" as possible for the end user and installer.
It only takes about 15ftlbs to make 'em seal. The biggest issue I see when installing this parts is that you need to route the braided line like the stock hard line and be sure to secure it with the factory clamps and bracket. If not it will rub on coolant lines and the wiring harness.
Fits VNT 15 (Stock ALH) , VNT 17, 17/22 , S7, 1726, K3 turbos
As well as Stock BEW, BHW turbos
The older Mk3 Turbos and the PD140 turbos are also available. Please indicate above
Replaced my old hard line. This is so much better, it will make turbo swaps so much easier. Luis on 6th Mar 2018
15 year old stock Jetta ALH steel line rotted out on the low point immediately before the last bend into the turbo. Call it: "Life in New England". We don't use sand anymore, just straight salt, in the winter. Cuts down on the overall short term cost of road maint., and supports the automotive sector. So, assessing scope of work, and thanking my good luck that it was only the supply and not the turbo, it was clear at the outset that the flexible line made perfect sense, at any price. (Yes, if I cold-called, and drove around for a day and a half I could get a shop in Fitchburg to crimp me a line, and a store in Chelsea to sell me the adapters, and True-Value in Orleans might have the o-ring, [Don't let the next guy down rattle you about the crush washer, it's "fake news".]... Or just have KermaT throw the whole thing on my front step...) Yep, made perfect sense. Like one might be able to do a stock line without dropping the motor - trans package out onto the floor, so as to easily strip everything in the way, out. The kit turns that above proposed week of work into a fun afternoon of getting in touch with furtive fumbling feelings of falling fittings. More thrills than doing the alternator! Now that it's not dripping it's going on Craigslist! Oops, still have to top up the trans. That chore reads like yet another "Gift from Wolfsburg"! Got my eyes on '73 Chevy half-ton, six. Sit on the fender well and do the points and plugs, dry, in the rain. Unknown on 11th Sep 2017
In general, this supply line is 4.5 stars. I would give it 5 but I was unable to control the elbow at turbo end when tightening. The elbow would forcibly turn in the same direction as the nut and therefore I was unable to get the slack in the line that I was hoping for.
Chris (sales guy) did a pretty good job explaining what I had to do to replace my original line and install on my "new" turbo but he either forgot to stress it or didn't tell me that I had to find my own brass washer on the connection to the turbo (or in my case use the one that came off the fitting on the new turbo). The confusing piece to the puzzle is what is the rubber o-ring for? Still don't have the answer to that one. Unknown on 6th Jul 2017
This made life a lot easier when swapping out my turbo on my ALH. With it being a flexible braided line you don't have to worry about kinking the hard line at all. It is also a lot easier routing it from the filterhousing to the turbo! Worth everty penny Zach on 6th Jul 2017
The SS feed line is a breeze to install. Highly recommend when replacing factory turbo. Nate on 3rd Apr 2017
First time changing a vw turbo, and this really made it easy. David on 27th Feb 2017
Good quality. Easy installation. Excellent customer service from Chris! Unknown on 5th Oct 2016
I never replace a turbo without this line. So much easier than the stock line, worth every penny. Dave on 29th Aug 2016
I have used this type of line on my turbocharged diesel VWs since 1980 - and that has been quite a few! - far better than that hard line that VW uses - that thing is dangerously susceptible to getting kinked Unknown on 11th Jun 2016
After giving the customer service guy my p/n off my turbo he said it was an upgraded turbo. I was surprised because the car is all stock. I was worried something was wrong and It wouldn't fit and I would have to shell out more money to ship back then get the correct line but the service guy knew what he was talking about and my cars back up and running. Thanks Unknown on 24th May 2016
so i bought the line and it was so easy to put in compared to stock hard line and looks much better under the hood, the only complaint I have is that it wasn't packed properly and their was slight tearing at some areas in the steel line. Mathieu Eric Nadon on 3rd Apr 2016
Nicely made product only issue is its a little long. But works good. Nice upgrade Jason on 12th Mar 2016
Fine product Anthony Austin on 31st Oct 2015
Great price for an easy to install part. Makes turbo upgrades a breeze. Ryan on 8th Oct 2015
This will be the second braided steel oil line I have bought. The 1st one went on the Jetta with the S7 turbo. Easy to install and have had no issues with it loosening or having any leaks. Just recently bought the line for my beetle tdi, went on like a glove and no leaks. Kerma, love you guys!!! Best prices and best products!! Shawn on 8th Sep 2015
installed on my ahu tdi.worried about engine vibration causing a oil leak at the fittings.fittings like this do come loose because of vibration. maybe the original banjo bolt fitting with copper crush washers is better.time will tell.installation was much easier than the stock rigid line. bruce on 12th Jun 2015
Very good quality product, managed to get my steel oil line off with no difficulty, decided to go with a braided because it looks far better in the engine bay and makes install and removal at the turbo a dream compared to the poorly thought out fittings of the stock line. André on 8th Jun 2015
This was the ideal solution to the leaky turbo oik line on our ALH engine. No crush washers needed and a quick and easy install. Thanks Kerma Alan on 27th Mar 2015
The new steel braided oil line is super easy to install jerry on 27th Mar 2015
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