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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:34 pm 
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Howdy fellas,

Decided to get stuck into pulling the engine apart tonight, anyways i got down to ripping the fuel lines out, but i cant seem to dissconnect them.

Do you just pull at them to seperate? or is there a trick?

I was trying to get this all ripped out tonight.

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:47 pm 
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i think u need a special tool for that? im not sure. i just undo mine where it joins to the hose part

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:27 pm 
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You need a special tool...Snap-on(bluepoint) make a set. They are sometimes used for A/C connections so if you ask the tool shop make sure you mention that.
You can make a tool yourself but it's much easier to just buy a set. I used a piece of cable tie to form a circle and pushed into the coil spring area of the connector with some pliers. It worked but it wasn't much fun.
Note that inlet fuel connector is a larger size than the return one...that's why you need at least two tools. From memory the set had four tools.
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Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:08 am 
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Cut a strip of flat plastic from a Coke bottle and roll it into a circle or if you have some handy, some small emery rolls for a die grinder work well. Very easy to do once you have the knack.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:59 am 
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Bugger hey, well looks like im off to work to tell them they need to buy me a set of these tools :P

So you can disconnect where it joins the hose part? How does that one come apart, i really dont wanna break anything.

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Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:26 am 
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i just take the plastic hose end off ....just push the lock in the centre in (like push lock air lines) then take the whole fuel rail off .....its a good idea to take the fuel pump relay out of the fuse box and wind over with your foot on the gas to get rid of the pressure
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fairy v8 wrote:
i just take the plastic hose end off ....just push the lock in the centre in (like push lock air lines) then take the whole fuel rail off .....its a good idea to take the fuel pump relay out of the fuse box and wind over with your foot on the gas to get rid of the pressure

Yep thats what I did.
It takes a bit of force, so don't think your are going to break it.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:47 am 
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Cool shall try that this arvo before i go getting any special tools.

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Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:48 pm 
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Cut very top section off plastic coke bottle (the screw thread) slit it lengthwise. You now have the right tool - you can alter size downwards by cutting out more of the slit. Beauty of using this end of bottle is its stiffness.

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Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:59 pm 
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i used spark plug plastic cover thingy and it worked great
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Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:58 pm 
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richie wrote:
Cut very top section off plastic coke bottle (the screw thread) slit it lengthwise. You now have the right tool - you can alter size downwards by cutting out more of the slit. Beauty of using this end of bottle is its stiffness.

Richie.


What and how do u actually do it?

Im goin to change the fuel reg tomorrow so do u have to take the fuel rail off to un do it??

 

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