[Vwdiesel] still no audi injector line
sshourds at flash.net
Tue Mar 28 00:06:26 EST 2006
Chris Jude wrote:
>I'm still searching for an injector line for my girlfriend's 1980 Audi
>5000S. Not having much luck with the online salvage parts searches. I'm
>getting a bit worried about the future of finding parts for this car.
>Does anyone have any other leads or ideas on finding an injector line for
>I'm wondering if i could take a VW injector line and bend it to the shape I
>need. Or if a hydraulic shop could manufacture one for me, or if someone
>knows of a junkyard around western washington state that may have an old
>audi. Or, what it would take to weld up the small crack that's in the final
>bend of the line.
The Mercedes shop manual for my old '65 190Dc (in even worse shape than
my VWs) gives the proceedure for manufacturing new lines for that car.
MB (at least in the '60s) gave their mechanics and other readers credit
for some initiative. Pretty straightforward, if you have the right
flare tool, access to the proper tubing, and all of the specs. including
exact length of tubing (accounting for upset at the flare), tubing
diameter, wall thickness, flare diameter and depth. Oh, and apparently
you have to have a gas shielded fornace to anneal the tubing at the
flare, too. And a very rigorous cleaning regimene. The pipe bends
don't seem to be that critical, just no sharp curves and along the
general lines of the old tube.
I don't know if that really helps, but if you get really desperate....
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