the manual i use had me take the whole tube off the manifold with the valve
still attached, but the valve and tube are soo well fused together, vise
grips and a very large adjustable couldn't break them free. But if the
tube fitting is so far gone, wouldn't it be advisable, though very
expensive no doubt, to get a new tube? I checked with AutoZone and various
other parts places, and they stock straight tubing that might be bendable,
ever heard of that?