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Tickler
09-20-2006, 04:49 PM
I broke my fuel rail taking it off, has anyone ever soldered one back together?

bowez
09-20-2006, 05:46 PM
No and I woul'nt suggest it, though I could be just being to cautious.
Though I would suggest a Lead-free soder.

kenewagner
09-20-2006, 08:30 PM
It can be done but you really need a small weld socket, kind of like a sleeve that would fit over both ends and it would have to be silver soldered. Anything else would not hold I beleive

Ken

thirdbird
09-20-2006, 08:36 PM
go to u pull it, find a replacement! you will have less headaches that way, believe me!
Ive seen fires that way its no fun!:eek:

paul

Tickler
09-20-2006, 08:37 PM
I figured I'd use copper pipe as a sleeve, then solder the crap out of it. Or just cleverly use rubber hose.


Thanks, wish me luck.

thirdbird
09-20-2006, 08:40 PM
cleverly equip yourself with a fire extinguisher too!:eek: :eek:
good luck!

paul

Mike8675309
09-20-2006, 08:50 PM
You do realize that the area is going to be experiencing vibrations? I wouldn't trust it to solder long term. Get a replacement from the parts for sale area, or a local salvage yard. You could get it next day aired to you for under $20.

Tickler
09-20-2006, 09:54 PM
I'd rather not burn to death, so I'll just get a proper replacement.

Thanks again!

thirdbird
09-20-2006, 09:56 PM
[wiping brow]
:D
Glad you are staying here in the land of the living:D

sizemoremk
09-20-2006, 10:15 PM
go to u pull it, find a replacement! you will have less headaches that way, believe me!
Ive seen fires that way its no fun!:eek:

paul
Same here, I seen a NICE 90-93 stang a few years ago, was a mint car, and some ~~~ that didn't know what he was doing, just after doing a cobra intake / gt-40 top end burned the hell outta the car... If he would have turned the car off in time, it might not have been so bad...

Tickler
09-21-2006, 12:05 AM
In hindsite, I guess I should of known better in the first place. Hangovers.........

midgetchaser
09-21-2006, 05:12 PM
solder will hold longer than the car if its done right, but i think going with replacement fuel lines is a better idea.

bowez
09-21-2006, 06:51 PM
midgetchaser is right if you have the ability.

Though I thought you can soder and as a saftey net you can use compression fittings and a sleeve, or just use compression fittings and proper hose.