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Fuel Pump Change BTDT
> Well, I think I should change my Noisy fuel pump before spending 24 hours
> on road over christmas. I only now decided to, of course after I just
> filled up the tank. A couple of questions and BTDTs that I probably ought
> to ask in ADVNACE of doing it, since I don't have much time:
Noise per se isn't an issue. A wavering or unsteady noise _IS_.
> 1.) It looks like the pump is in the bottom of the tank. Do I need to
> COMPLETELY drain it? I don't know where to put all that fuel...
No - the fuel stays in the tank.
> 2.) Am I going to need that tool they show in bentley to get the sending
> unit cap off? or can I just tap it with a screw driver and hammer to twist?..
Screwdriver and hammer works for me. I also use a humungous pair of
channel lock pliers.
> 3.) Does the thing just pull out of those sockets in the tank? Anything I
> should know before just pulling on it to get it out?
Yeah. Bit of wriggling and swearing. Watch the float for the fuel level
sender - it's part of the assembly. Make sure the pipe don't foul it
when you put it back.
> 4.) When I buy the pump, is it just the cylinder shaped part in the
> diagram? or does it come with the whole assembly. check valve etc? If not,
> should I replace the check valve, and what about gaskets/o-rings?
You should get the pump and check valve as an assembly. Always replace
> 5.) Should I really bother? It's been noisy for about 2 months. Does it
> just fade away? or will it die a sudden death? I don't want to get stuck
> in the middle of Arkansas with no fuel pump... they don't even sell any
> foreign car parts there, not to mention 1988 Audi parts, so if it goes,
> I'll be stuck. On the other hand, what are the chances of it dying...
> Maybe I'll just buy it and bring it with me. But, what if I need to change
> it on the road, and my tank is full and I need that tool????? BTDT please!!!
Like I said - listen for changes in the note.
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