Fuel rail screw

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Fuel rail screw

Post by skip » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:59 pm

Hey guys, could use some help. Have a Fuel Injected 2.0L bus that runs good and put a pressure gauge on the fuel rail (idle at 30psi). The problem is I lost the screw and washer that seals that port. Anybody have a part number or what to look for/order? I think its maybe 7mm.

hooray.....found it, it was in the last place I looked.
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Re: Fuel rail screw

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:46 am

skip wrote:
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:59 pm
Hey guys, could use some help. Have a Fuel Injected 2.0L bus that runs good and put a pressure gauge on the fuel rail (idle at 30psi). The problem is I lost the screw and washer that seals that port. Anybody have a part number or what to look for/order? I think its maybe 7mm.

The head of the fine little machine screw is indeed 7mm. But the thread pitch and shank size is a whole lot tinier.
skip wrote:
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:59 pm
hooray.....found it, it was in the last place I looked.


Had you found it in the second-to-last place you looked, we would have wondered . . . . :cyclopsani:
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Re: Fuel rail screw

Post by chachi » Fri May 05, 2017 6:16 am

i did the same thing. it sat there hiding on the engine deck through a couple of camping trips, rolling around, then returned to me. sometimes you get lucky.
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Re: Fuel rail screw

Post by Amskeptic » Fri May 05, 2017 7:13 am

chachi wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 6:16 am
i did the same thing. it sat there hiding on the engine deck through a couple of camping trips, rolling around, then returned to me. sometimes you get lucky.
Well, I lost mine for good on the shoulder of I-94 on a windswept afternoon with thunderheads piling in from the west. Finally, panickically, found a carburetor choke screw that worked as well. Still on the fuel rail, too.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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