[DML] Removing Injector Supports
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[DML] Removing Injector Supports



Hey all,

Just want to share a bit of information about a month or so old.

A guy on another forum posted about a cracked and leaking Fuel Injector 
Support and it was causing a vacuum leak.  It appears that the heat over the 
years may cause these to crack or warp a bit but I'm not 100% on that.  
Might have been from long term overheating but who knows.

The ones on the car I just sold looked pretty rusty but appeared to be okay. 
  Well, I hate rusted parts as I'm all about detail so I decided to take 
them out.

Now, how was I gonna do this?

Well, I decided to grab one with a pair of locking pliers and turn it out.  
Good idea in theory but it sheared the head off and the sleeve was still in 
the head.

Oooops.

I decided to go to Lowes and bought a #5 bolt extractor.  It's a tapered 
drill bit looking thing that is designed to be turned backwards.  You drill 
out the center of a broken off bolt and It grabs it by digging into it and 
you simply turn it out.  (I'm sure you guys probably know that already...but 
hey, just trying to make the story more interesting!)  :)

I used a large wrench to hold the end that normally goes into a drill and 
all 6 of them turned out like BUTTER!!  I was amazed that they just let go.  
You may need to spray some WD-40 or PB Blaster around the base but I didn't 
have to.

Anyhow, this was something I just thought of.  DMC sells new plated Injector 
Supports for about $6 a piece if I remember correctly.  I'm about to order a 
set while I'm finishing the engine for the new owner before the car gets 
picked up at the end of the month.

I hope this information helps someone.

Jeff in NC






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