[Vwdiesel] Injector Return Line Cap / Plug...
erikjlane at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 24 14:52:28 EDT 2004
Wow, is it really so hard to find those little caps? I
know that Halsey Import here in Portland Oregon has
them for cheap. I keep getting surprised about how
good I have it living close to them so I can get all
my parts from them easily.
Here's their webpage just in case someone doesn't have
info at halseyimportparts.com
Phone (503)256-0182 FAX (503)256-3155
I've only had the original ones go bad, never one that
I've put on, but then I've only owned them for 5-10
years. I was surprised to hear from Loren that shoving
something in the end of the hose actually worked
better, but I think I'll stick with the little caps.
They cost pennies last time I got them and I like how
clean it looks. (But yes, in a pinch I've used the
bolt into the end of a hose idea too.)
--- Val Christian <val at swamps.roc.ny.us> wrote:
> > I use a solid sheet metal rivet. They are
> available in different sizes
> > and make a great vacuum or fuel line plug for
> hoses. You can probably find them
> I have a box of #14 5/8" pan head self tap screws.
> Used screws
> from the same box almost exclusively
> for fuel return lines over the years. Just screw
> into a short segment of
> hose. The caps were once available as a replacement
> part (I remember buying
> several in the early 80's. Last time I checked,
> mid-90's, they were not
> available. Having the screws flopping around always
> bugged me.
> For the return hose, VW has always sold it by the
> meter. A couple of parts
> places I've dealt with have tried to sell it
> "pre-cut" at several times
> the VW parts price. Go figure.
> If you buy it by the meter, you'll have a 2" segment
> leftover which you can
> sink a screw into.
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