Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Never Time To Ride antoniodef's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Waterford, Michigan
    Posts
    1,169

    Fuel rail insert replacement

    So I stripped the fuel rail insert in my GTI last year, and didn't realize until I went to winterize this year. I tried some tricks from some members to get it to tighten back up. Mine was beyond help. They don't sell the inserts seperate. I finally got around to getting on McmasterCarr to find something. I found a brass insert replacement. They are notched and spread apart when you put the bolt in. They are made to replace inserts from molded plastic. It won't tighten down to the 89inch/lb per the manual, it will just keep spinning. But because it spreads apart a little, there is no way it will pull out at all and will tighten the rail flush. It works great. I tried screwing it out once, and it bites enough in the hole to back out. Great fix that is way cheaper than a $600 manifold. They do not come flanged (like the OEM ones) in the thread size needed, but that isn't an issue. I have some left over, so if someone wants one shoot me a PM. I will just drop it in an envelope for you.

    http://www.mcmaster.com/#94510A050
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Insert.jpg 
Views:	89 
Size:	590.5 KB 
ID:	171283  


  2. #2
    tick.. tick.. RXPteamtimebomb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    726
    +1
    13
    i have the same problem, one stripped on my fuel rail on the rxp, could you send me one? havent been able to spray fog fluid through the injectors, ill shoot ya a pm with my address

  3. #3
    Never Time To Ride antoniodef's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Waterford, Michigan
    Posts
    1,169
    Not a problem, PM your addy.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Another fuel rail thread insert thread! Arghh...
    By boostedgta in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-03-2012, 09:20 PM
  2. Fuel Rail - Loose insert 4TEC
    By sal321 in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-03-2012, 12:49 PM
  3. Fuel rail threaded insert failed
    By mac_man_luke in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-21-2012, 01:12 PM
  4. RRFPR / Fuel Rail Fuel Pressure Gauge Replacement
    By Blue Thunder in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-25-2011, 09:49 PM
  5. fuel rail inserts pulled off
    By pass1 in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-26-2010, 03:57 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •