<VV> Plugged line help?
corvairguy2 at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 20 19:46:20 EST 2016
Get a dowel that fits in the pipe. ( Not to loose.) Cut it a few inches long.From the furthest end from the plug . Fill the tube with oil. Put the dowel in displacing as little oil as possibleTap the plug with a small hammer. This will act like a hydraulic ram.Good luck
On Wednesday, January 20, 2016 6:04 PM, Daniel Monasterio González via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
Did you try gently hammering transversaly on the plugged área, using a
brass hammer to loose it just enough to be pushed out with compressed air
?. Could be better if the pipe is connected to the compressed air line
On 20/01/16 16:34, "Grant Young via VirtualVairs"
<virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
>I have a turbo main fuel line (the one from the firewall to the pump with
>lots of bends in it) in which a dirt dauber wasp or some such vector has
>put a plug. It seems to be just past the second bend from the firewall (I
>can fish a flexible line that far, but it is too limber to push it out).
>I have tried carb cleaner, WD-40, water, and blaster soaks (over night)
>followed with 140 psi of compressed air to no avail. If I had something
>that was sturdy enough to punch on it and still be able to bend around
>the corners I think I could dislodge it. I have tried plastic line from a
>weed-eater, copper wire, spraying carb cleaner through its red tube, etc.
>I have worked on this for several days (a few minutes at a time after
>long soaks in the various chemicals) and am near wits end. Any serious
>suggestions will be appreciated. (I'm working on how to use a pressure
>washer on it).
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