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    Should I use turbo coolant lines or does it not really matter?

    I am currently not using them, but was wondering if it will hurt my 19t's or does it not matter?

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    IMHO coolant lines should always be used. There is just way too much heat generated in the turbo, especially on the exhaust side to not provide all the cooling you can. No OEM will spend money on parts if not absolutely necessary. So, if the turbo has coolant lines, they must be absolutely necessary. Just my 1.5 cents worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaadVR4 View Post
    if the turbo has coolant lines, they must be absolutely necessary.
    heat kills. so why risk it?
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    If you have 19T's, then it still means you are using very small headers with a small exit that heats up much faster than a TD05 setup. If you had TD05's and were running 17-18psi, I'd say you could probably get away with it long term. Smaller turbos though, I wouldn't risk it, and definitely not at higher boost levels.

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    I have ran a set of 16T's without water lines for a year or so. never had a problem. but I still ended up connecting them. I wouldn't risk it

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    not much reason not to on stock housing turbos.

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    but im not stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sin'sVr4 View Post
    but im not stock
    you have stock housing turbos.

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    Use them! For the price, you'd be better off getting some than replacing your turbos. With such a short header and small housing the turbos don't dissipate the heat very well which will increase the risk of the oil baking onto the bearing surfaces which is no good!
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