[s-cars] RE: [200q20v] how to replace fuel injectors 200q20v

Jim JS at hvc.rr.com
Tue Jul 24 18:08:56 EDT 2001

At 02:38 PM 7/24/01, Chris Covington wrote:
>Well apparently there will be no changing the fuel injectors in this
>200q20v EVER.  Everything went well until trying to remove those 5mm hex
>screws that mount the rail in, the first one was really torqued in but
>eventually came out and the second I stripped.  So now that rail is
>permamently in place along with all the injectors as they are.  Damn am
>I pissed.


With the right amount of determination anything can be removed. Often a 
good rap with a hammer will loosen things up before the wrench even gets 
near it. There have been discussions on the S-car list of all the 
penetrating oils to help in these situations. I think the product I use is 
called Zap. If the head of the bolt is still intact and you can get a pair 
of large vise grips on it, that may be one method of removal. The more 
proper approach, of course, is to drill out the bolt and extract it with a 
bolt extractor. In either case, use the penetrating oil beforehand and let 
it soak in for a few hours or overnight. If that doesn't work drill it and 
tap it for the proper size. Sometimes it is necessary to go up a size when 
tapping if the original hole is stripped.

Best of Luck,

'95 S6
'88 80Q

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