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#1 Miniman118

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 12:41 PM

Hi all,

Doing my vacuum lines 2 down absolute doddle but the red one under the manifold near the bulkhead has now snapped and part of it sitting attached around the neck of the nipple

Any tips oh how to get this thing off I can only feel it and not see it can’t even get a knife in there to pry it off 😭😭

#2 Miniman118

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 03:03 PM

Right so I ripped away the rotted foam and pulled the wiring harness out of the way up over the bracket

Since I’m replacing with silicon I could bend it to get it over the nipple so I improvised som old hard line plus old elbows

And yes I know it’s a bodge but needed to get it all back together today to test something else on the car ...so no doubt I’ll be back there again as the elbows will no doubt break

#3 Bobbins

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 11:25 AM

The red one is an absolute b****** to do!



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Posted 25 May 2020 - 09:43 PM

Tell me
About it what a complete pain in the arse - theres pretty much no room to work in there and trying to work with 3mm silicone piping made it even more difficult

I managed it but with bits of hard line and old elbows to bodge it together

#5 mina08

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 07:22 AM

I would avoid the hard line and elbows and just go 100% silicone



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Posted 27 May 2020 - 05:34 PM

You can make your life easier by removing the manifold. Not remove completely but remove the 4 nuts that hold the intake to head, and then you can lift the manifold up a bit to gain access.

 

A lot of issues with these cars are down to those pesky vac lines. The only way to ensure that you will not have any of these issues (for the most part. Nothing is perfect) is to go full 3mm walled silicone. You NEED to get rid of the hard lines and the elbows. Both are terribly unreliable. 






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