Torture - Banjo Bolt on Rack

Martin, Gary G MartinGG at
Wed Apr 23 23:56:34 EDT 2003

I'm cringing just reading this. Sounds like you are rounding off the
head of a bolt in a very difficult location. You might consider taking
it in to a shop before you get into big trouble.


-----Original Message-----
From: DAK [mailto:dak at]
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 10:38 PM
To: Rakesh Brennig
Cc: 200q20v at
Subject: Re: Torture - Banjo Bolt on Rack

I went through this last fall. It is a huge pain! I was able to get a
socket on it, then attach the drive. I also remember using a combination
wrench. I think it was the combi wrench that let me break it loose.


Rakesh Brennig wrote:
> Hello List, I am about to give up hope in changing the high pressure
> pump to rack hose. Mine had begun to leak abouta cup of Pentosin a
> day. I followed the pictoral description by Phil Rose on Chris
> Miller's site too no avail - I cannot get the banjo bolt at the rack
> loose.  I removed the oil resevoir to the side and even got a bend in
> the metal brake line but I could not get a socket on to the bolt.  The

> fuel lines really crowd the space near the bolt.
> I tried a 19mm wrench w/ a breaker pipe but it slipped free and
> damaged a corner of the bolt. I called my mechanic and he said that
> uses a long extension and a hinged 19mm socket and comes at the bolt
> from the passanger side behind the engine.  I tried this method; I can

> slide the
> socket+extension past the steering damper to the bold.  Sometimes I
> socket+get the
> the socket to sit on the bolt but because of the slight angles in the
> connection, whenever I apply torque, the socket slips off.
> Any btdt would be very welcome.
> Rakesh Brennig
> 200q20v, 95k
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