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Old June 2nd, 2006, 11:54 PM   #1
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Heater hose fitting.

The heater hose fitting broke off inside of the intake manifold. Planning on drilling it out any one know what size drill bit and tap I need?
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 01:14 AM   #2
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That would be on what motor exactly?

Actually I would heat it and jam a e-z out in it and take it out like a broken spark plug thread.
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 09:17 AM   #3
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z vin 4.3l

The problem with an easy out is the fitting is made of shoddy white metal so all it will do is grind away more metal and never get a good grip on it.

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Old June 3rd, 2006, 12:36 PM   #4
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I had that happen once. An easy out did the trick!
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 03:25 PM   #5
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Oh, I know the fitting you are talking about.....yea, they are a major PITA.

Same thing though....a few heating/cooling cycles with a torch and things start to break loose. Then the e-z out will work. It won't work till you heat/cool it a few times. I cool it with a shot pf PB...make a great smoke cloud too...always gets the wife freaking out. :tonka:
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 06:21 PM   #6
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done lots of them...easy out. try it before fire.
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 06:26 PM   #7
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If it was stuck so bad it broke off....what would make it want to turn without heat? Little heat goes a long way in getting less frustrated.


Isn't that the same fitting with the quick disconnect that never quickly disconnects?
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 06:43 PM   #8
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yep same one
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 11:31 PM   #9
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Thanks guys got it out after a couple tries with heat.

What a piece of shit. I was planning on having the new motor in the jeep this weekend. Now I'm just hoping I have the engine completely assembled when tomorrow is over. This project-> <-ME
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Old June 4th, 2006, 07:33 AM   #10
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I hate hate hate hate those fittings.

Glad you got it out...good luck with the rest of the project.
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