[urq] Removing baked injector inserts from a WX head

sdewitt at stx.rr.com sdewitt at stx.rr.com
Fri Sep 17 11:17:48 EDT 2004

If your not worried about damaging the head them remove them with a sledge hammer!
The few times I've done this heating them with a light flame from a propane torch will soften them up enough to pull them out.

----- Original Message -----
From: Ben Swann <benswann at comcast.net>
Date: Friday, September 17, 2004 9:02 am
Subject: RE: [urq] Removing baked injector inserts from a WX head

> Ya, that is what I had to do once on similar VW head - pssibly an 
> AUDI one too, but don't recall which one.  Need to be careful not 
> to cut into the aluminum of the head - once the cut goes through, 
> they may then be unscrewed as the cutting seems to break them 
> loose.  Consider replacing with the brass injector inserts - if I 
> recall they were a direct substitute and not expensive.
> Ben
> [From: "Thatcher Hubbard" <thatcher.hubbard at computer-er.com>
> Subject: RE: [urq] Removing baked injector inserts from a WX head
> To: <urq at audifans.com>
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> Okay, now I'm starting to worry then.  I can twist them pretty 
> easily but
> the never come out any further.  It's like they're press fit in, 
> with a
> ridge somewhere on the injector holder.  I guess I'll just cut 'em 
> out with
> an Olfa knife.  I'm not worried about damaging the head, just 
> trying to do
> it the fast way.  I've had my car off the road long enough, I want 
> to get
> this thing back together and going again.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick Carlier [p.carlier at pandora.be] 
> Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 3:36 PM
> To: Thatcher Hubbard; Louis-Alain_Richard at computerhorizons.com
> Cc: urq at audifans.com; urq-bounces at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: [urq] Removing baked injector inserts from a WX head
> It's 13 mm .
> They are very tight sometimes .
> Audi used some kind of locktite when they put them in .
> Pat]
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