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Hammering on the tank lid

>From: nuthatch@ix.netcom.com
>Subject: Fuel Pump Retainer Ring  removal? //Bentley Index file 
>Car: 88 5000 :  
>	The Bentley Book says to use tool 3087 to remove the retainer ring to 
>get at the fuel pump. (I'm replacing the check valve).  Has anyone found a 
>reasonable way to bypass the need of this tool, and of course without the 
>possibility of a spark. Banging on the fuel pump cover doesn't seem like a 
>reasonable thing to do. 

Use a brass drift. Hammer away: No sparks.

Best Regards,

Mike Arman