Plastic fitting broke in fuel rail


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Old 04-03-14, 01:03 PM
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Plastic fitting broke in fuel rail

Hi all, I need your help. I broke a plastic fitting in the fuel rail, image uploaded Any suggestions on how to remove without damaging the rail.
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Old 04-03-14, 03:30 PM
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Drill it out with the right size drill bit that only cleans out the plastic and get a new elbow fitting.
 
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Old 04-03-14, 06:24 PM
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Another way that may work is to find a tapered screwdriver where the end just fits into the fitting. Tap it a little bit or heat the tip so that the screwdriver just melts into the plastic and use the screwdriver to turn out the fitting.
 
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Old 04-03-14, 06:40 PM
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Is the plastic that is broken off threaded inside the fuel rail? If it is, you will need to use the correct diameter/thread count "tap"... not a drill bit.
 
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Hi all and thanks for your replies. Yes the plastic broken off is threaded inside the rail. What so yo mean with thread count "tap"?
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Old 04-04-14, 05:41 AM
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As you have probably seen, nuts and bolts have various kinds of threads... fine, course... so you would need to determine the size and thread count of the threads. Is it 1/4x20 or 1/4x32 or... is it metric? Best way to tell is if you can locate the correct fitting to replace your elbow, find a nut that fits onto the threads and then look and see what size/thread count that nut is. Then buy the corresponding tap size to ream out the plastic from the threads.

When running a tap into threads, you have to go slowly and keep backing the tap in and out to clear the threads. Oil helps as a lubricant.
 
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Do you think I can work with the easyout extractor tool? If not I will try with the tap as suggested but like that I'm afraid that I will drop plastic pieces in the rail.
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Old 04-06-14, 01:48 PM
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You could certainly try that, but I'd be very careful not to accidentally ream out your threads. The easy out will also be reaming out plastic pieces that could get inside the fuel rail, so I'd hold it upright as you turn.
 
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Thanks for your replies, I will try it out and let you know how it went.
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