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 Post subject: Tips for removing fuel pump!
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:09 pm 
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Hi All,

Need to do a fuel pump tonight, and I was after any tips on how to get that awful plastic ring off without butchering it.

Everytime I do a fuel pump, I end up butchering the plastic ring by using a blunt chisel and a mallet!

Apparently there is a tool available to remove it, but none of my local places have one in stock.

So, if you have any tips, I'd really appreciate your advice!

Thanks,

Justin.
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Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:16 pm 
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I made a tool to undo the plastic nut. I used s/s flat bar, 25 X 3mm and a 1/2" drive socket welded onto it and cut out the slots with a hacksaw.

 

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:18 pm 
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Private9 wrote:
Hi All,

Need to do a fuel pump tonight, and I was after any tips on how to get that awful plastic ring off without butchering it.

Everytime I do a fuel pump, I end up butchering the plastic ring by using a blunt chisel and a mallet!

Apparently there is a tool available to remove it, but none of my local places have one in stock.

So, if you have any tips, I'd really appreciate your advice!

Thanks,

Justin.

A long peice of wood with 2 screws or bolts opposite each other. or measure the ring, get a peice of flat bar, add 1 on either side of ya first measurement bend the inch long bits 90degree and cut slits into the flat bar ends and then weld a nut or something that a spanner or shifter can grab to turn it.

With the large hose clamp that sits around the ring just get a screw driver and pri it up and get some side cutters and cut it.

Hope this info helps

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:11 pm 
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screw driver and a hammer all ive ever used

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:34 pm 
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I made a tool to undo the plastic nut. I used s/s flat bar, 25 X 3mm and a 1/2" drive socket welded onto it and cut out the slots with a hacksaw.


This what my old man made but didn't have the third leg

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:48 pm 
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Thanks for the advice all, very much appreciated!

Unfortunately both of my other cars managed to die today, leaving me with 3 undriveable cars, and with 1 hour of sunlight to spare, I had little choice but to go the tried and true method of butchering the damn thing off!

I'm going to make up a tool like cjh posted above at work though this week, as that would be a very handy thing to have for next time.
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Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:51 pm 
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Private9 wrote:
Thanks for the advice all, very much appreciated!

Unfortunately both of my other cars managed to die today, leaving me with 3 undriveable cars, and with 1 hour of sunlight to spare, I had little choice but to go the tried and true method of butchering the damn thing off!

I'm going to make up a tool like cjh posted above at work though this week, as that would be a very handy thing to have for next time.



Have you hit the top of the fuel sender? Sometimes that gets you outta trouble.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:01 pm 
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Froudey wrote:
Private9 wrote:
Thanks for the advice all, very much appreciated!

Unfortunately both of my other cars managed to die today, leaving me with 3 undriveable cars, and with 1 hour of sunlight to spare, I had little choice but to go the tried and true method of butchering the damn thing off!

I'm going to make up a tool like cjh posted above at work though this week, as that would be a very handy thing to have for next time.



Have you hit the top of the fuel sender? Sometimes that gets you outta trouble.
Nah, just banged that ring off with a screwdriver and hammer.
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