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Old 09-07-2006, 09:52 PM   #1
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On my 1993 SSEI Bonneville, on the intake manifold there is a plastic tube thats screwed into it that a hose attaches to and the hose connects to the waterpump. Well just the other day, the plastic tube that is screwed into the manifold had completely broken off and now the screwed in part is stuck inside the manifold, Does anyone know how to repair this?
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You need a large 'easy out' or something similar. You can use a large drill bit if you grind 'teeth' into the last inch or so, then use the drill in reverse.

Last ditch, cook the ****** out with a soldering (MAPP gas or propane/butane) torch.

You can get a metal replacement from the dealer.
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I was able to use a sharp wood chisel to bite into what was left, and use it like a screw driver. It took a while, and some patience but it finally came out.
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My mechanic buddy had a specific tool for the job.
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Ever seen those stem/riser removers for lawn irrigation? It'* a t-handle affair sold in the outdoor sprinkler section. Tapered tool with teeth. It'* used for removing broken sprinklers or risers.
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Don't laugh at this, OK?

My buddy'* Bonneville did this and I got the broken off tube extracted with an aluminum tool designed to extract broekn-off plastic sprinkler heads for lawn irrigation systems.

$2 at your local hardware store.
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That'* what I said!
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Thanks also is this a common problem? I will try and find one of those, would sears have something like that or home depot? Also what size should I get. 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch for this particular problem?


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Thanks also is this a common problem? I will try and find one of those, would sears have something like that or home depot? Also what size should I get. 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch for this particular problem?


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