My air pump check valve (Ford: E9VE-9A487-AB) that attached
to the pipe leading to the heads broke off the pipe at the nut
on my 93 Mustang GT.
When I attempted to remove the nut off the pipe, I bent/crimped the
pipe between the elbow of the pipe and the threads where the nut
from the air pump check valve would attach; the bend/crimp is
closer to the threads than to the elbow and having cut the pipe
toward the elbow I now can see the bend/crimp has only reduced the
"ID" of the pipe by 20%.
I have successfully removed the old nut from the threaded end of
the pipe and attached a new air pump check valve to the old end of
the pipe. My plan is to now re-attach the end of the pipe to the
rest of the pipe with a high-temperature hose and hose clamps
All things considered, is this a stupid idea or should I simply
replace the pipe?
Replacing the pipe seems to be a pain in the butt since there is
not a lot of space to remove the bolt holding the pipe to the block
nearest the valve; although the other bolt seems to be more
accessible. (If I have to replace the pipe, are there any tricks
to removing the two bolts that attach the pipe to the block?)
Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.