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Old 02-12-2019, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Bigwebb View Post
Thanks man! This is a relief. So just a zip tie, tight around the outer shell of the connector and letter rip?
I use a this method. 3 Zip ties in an H pattern. One around the base, one around the removable connector and one around and under the two you just installed. Pull the first two tight and then the third and it will pull the connectors together. That will last at least a several years or more.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:42 PM
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I dont get all the suggestions to rig the injector connectors up when replacements are readily available and $4 and take about 5 minutes to swap.

Ever seen what happens to a motor when it leans out due to an injector stopping firing? It aint pretty.

this is what I was initially looking at. It would just involve cutting the old one off and splicing the new one in, right? Is soldering required for the splice?
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by rjacobs View Post
They are available for like 3 bucks.

Ev6, ev14, uscar are all names for the connector.

Lots of options. Google if your friend.

Hell I think I have a few in the tool box... But if you broke one, you'll break more. Buy extra.
Actually, EV1, EV1.3, EV6 & EV14 are names of Bosch fuel injector families. The EV6 & EV14 families come in multiple lengths and with a range of different electrical connectors depending on what the vehicle manufacture wanted. There are a wide range of electrical connectors, not all of them have formal names or standardized fitments which makes it complicated if you need them all like I do for work. However, for the C6 it's simple because they all use USCAR connectors which are standardized.

Here's more than you ever wanted to know about just one small part of the electrical connectors on our vehicles:

https://www.uscar.org/guest/view_team.php?teams_id=10
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:48 PM
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I did the same thing on my previous car. You can buy the new plugs an make a tool to remove the pins. I used a small piece of wire an hammered it flat, sanded it to shape an it worked great. Slides in between plastic housing an pin an pin backs right out.
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Bigwebb View Post
this is what I was initially looking at. It would just involve cutting the old one off and splicing the new one in, right? Is soldering required for the splice?
DONT CUT YOUR FACTORY WIRING...

Pull the pins out of the factory plugs(lots of tutorials on youtube how to do this) and insert into new plugs from the link I posted before to Ballenger Motorsports.
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:13 PM
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NAPA sells injector pigtails, you can splice it in or disassemble it and repair the broken one you have.
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Old 02-17-2019, 08:30 AM
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Any guys in the Houston area willing to come over this weekend and help me with this and replacing my intake manifold? I can definitely pay for your time.
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by jimbob8915 View Post
I did the same thing on my previous car. You can buy the new plugs an make a tool to remove the pins. I used a small piece of wire an hammered it flat, sanded it to shape an it worked great. Slides in between plastic housing an pin an pin backs right out.
A bobby pin works great for this also! They come in several different sizes, just ask your wife for one!

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Old 02-18-2019, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by 64Corvette View Post
A bobby pin works great for this also! They come in several different sizes, just ask your wife for one!
lol thanks for the tip
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Old 02-18-2019, 04:35 PM
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duct(k) tape & bailing wire. I still have some of each on hand. if you need just a quick 'A to B" fix, your options are endless.
add JB weld to mix and you have no excuses for not getting home.
all of these have saved me over the years.
not elegant, but that's not the point.
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Old 02-18-2019, 04:41 PM
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I replaced a pigtail on my '98 Z/28 ( LS1 ). a little solder & shrink wrap and your done!
after looking for over a month the find the problem. while the insulation still looked good ( not split or having any exposed wiring ),
one of wires was bent and looking like a kinked garden hose. after over 300k miles, the wiring had separated internally.
easy fix for you!
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Originally Posted by Tuna Goat View Post
I broke one when installing my fast intake.. Zip tied it to the injector.. Hasnt moved and I daily it ..
I had this issue on my X5 and a small zip tie holds it tight and is very simple.
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