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Can anybody help me identify this metal pipe. I need to get to the fuel rail electrical plug and this is hindering me getting a good grip on the plug. It looks like it’s bolted to just below the injectors and am hoping it can easily be unbolted so I can get better access.

Engine is a 3.0d from 2010 xfs
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Hi Richard. You shouldn't need to take that off. Did you get yourself a pair if long-nosed pliers? Preferably, angled long-nosed pliers but straight ones will do the job.
 
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Hi John, I can get my hand to it but it won’t budge, don’t think it’s ever been taken off in its life. Have some standard needle nose pliers but can’t seem to get any leverage down there.
 

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I remember that connector and it’s a complete bitch to get on/off , but just make sure you’re squeezing the tang and perhaps use a flat blade to prise it away
 

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Hi John, I can get my hand to it but it won’t budge, don’t think it’s ever been taken off in its life. Have some standard needle nose pliers but can’t seem to get any leverage down there.
Have a look at the corresponding connector on the little wiring loom that accompanies the box and you'll see where to squeeze it to release the clip retainer.
 
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Can anybody help me identify this metal pipe. I need to get to the fuel rail electrical plug and this is hindering me getting a good grip on the plug. It looks like it’s bolted to just below the injectors and am hoping it can easily be unbolted so I can get better access.

Engine is a 3.0d from 2010 xfs
thanks
This is RH egr pipe. There is fair amount of discussion around it if you search the forum. Have a close look from side. You will see how to remove it.

There are 2 other bolts down as well.
 

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Thanks all. My neighbour has a endoscope which we had a look with. I could see the tab and can feel it, but when I squeeze and pull the plug, it doesn’t budge
 

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This LH egr pipe. There is fair amount of discussion around it if you search the forum. Have a close look from side. You will see how to remove it.

There are 2 other bolts down as well.
thought it might be an egr pipe but didn’t want to unbolt until I knew for sure. Thanks
 

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Try pushing in more home first then pull out
 

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It was the same connector on my C5 and C6.

You really need to give it a bloody good squeeze and from memory, when the one on the C5 was squeezed enough you could hear it click slightly.

To remove that pipe there's a 10mm bolt at the end by the fuel rail and a metal clip at the top. Should be easy enough to remove with a 1/4" socket set to get in about it.

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It is the right EGR pipe, you can undo the 2x 8mm bolts at the flange end and undo the bolt on the locator bracket, this will allow some slight movement. You'll struggle to undo the lower torx screw that secures the other end to the inlet manifold feed pipe due to lack of access. The fuel pressure sensor connecter is a bit of a pain to release, more so if the release tang is at the lower side, much easier if it happens to be on the top, all depends where the orientation of the threads end up during manufacture. As has been suggested, try giving the connector a good shove to further seat it. There are waterproof seals inside and these will likely be dry causing extra friction, but also you need to ensure the release tang is actually being pushed hard enough to release it, it could be that the action of pushing the plug harder on will allow the tang to release then the plug can be pulled off.
 

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Richard, go and invest in a pair of these:



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Richard, go and invest in a pair of these:



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That is a prime example (in terms of needle nose pliers) of all I've used for for many, many years. They (in my experience) get everywhere a straight pair get, and lots of places straight ones can't.

I have a pair of straight ones too just in case.. having said that, it's so long since I've needed them that I'm no longer sure where they are off hand, or even if I've still got them tbh!..
 

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I'm a mechanical engineer, and rarely do I use a standard pair of pliers. I do use my thin nose pliers virtually every day though. They are a decent pair of knipex ones too. (Pronounced ker-knee-pex).
 
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