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VE & VZ Manifold Vacuum Ports

Fu Manchu

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My VZ has brass (?) intake manifold vacuum ports.
Our VE has plastic and wouldn't you know it, one of them is brittle and has broke off the intake manifold.

Anyone know if these can be replaced?
Holden said the whole manifold has to be replaced. :/
Sweet gig Holden, replace a major component because of a brittle plastic tube.

I'm talking of the two either side of the intake manifold.
 

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No need to replace the whole manifold ,just hold on,
I have couple of those brass tubes in the shed,you can easily screw'em in,let you know the part no's ,can be bought from autobarn,Repco etc.
 

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My VZ has brass (?) intake manifold vacuum ports.
Our VE has plastic and wouldn't you know it, one of them is brittle and has broke off the intake manifold.

Anyone know if these can be replaced?
Holden said the whole manifold has to be replaced. :/
Sweet gig Holden, replace a major component because of a brittle plastic tube.

I'm talking of the two either side of the intake manifold.
They had to cut costs somewhere :confused:, but increase the price of the car :rolleyes:,
Don't worry, your not alone :mad:.
 

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There you go,if you fit couple of these you won't have the same problem ever again.
To clarify, those ports are screwed in?
I thought they were pressed in.

I'm a little confused, do I need to tap the holes to get these to screw in or are you saying the broken one I should have is already threaded and the broken bit can be unscrewed and the replacement from SuperCrap (etc) is screwed in?
 

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Clean out the broken bit out of the hole then screw the brass port in...
Alloy intake is soft enough to be threaded ..
 

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Found this video showing the fix
 
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