[200q20v] Re: at least I cleaned out the sunflower seeds

Fred Munro munrof at isys.ca
Tue Aug 22 22:50:54 EDT 2000

HA! Does this tale sound familiar! The tool is injection moulded plastic,
Phil - shouldn't cost too much. It makes removal a snap.

Fred Munro
'94 S4  109k km

----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Rose" <pjrose at frontiernet.net>
To: <quattro at audifans.com>
Cc: "200q20v maillist at audifans" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2000 9:48 PM
Subject: at least I cleaned out the sunflower seeds

> Dave Lawson had posted that replacement of the "updated" fuel pump (which
> is characteristic of my '91 20V turbo) will definitely require Audi's 3214
> tool; Fred Munro also said  the 3214 tool was a necessity. But would I
> listen? Oh Noooooo. I just had to replace my _very_ noisy pump, and we
> don't need no stinkin' tool, right?
> So in (to the trunk) I plunged, removed the tank-access cover,  the
> electical connector, and all hoses;  pulled out the gauge sender (float
> unit). Then I spent a most frustrating hour peering into the tank and
> alternately twisting and cursing. All to absolutely no avail. At least the
> fuel level was very low so I avoided the discomfort of high-octane
> immersion.
> I know that Ed Kellock recently replaced the pump on his '91 V8 and
> to do without the "tool". If his pump was anything like mine, I don't
> arm-wrestle with Ed!
> Anyway, I concluded there was no way I'd be able to release that pump
> housing without the aid of the 3214 tool. I just sewed my patient up and
> decided to have gin & tonic while considering possible options.
> Does any lister have a 3214 tool to lend me? Does Zalenda sell it?
> Oh, the sunflower seeds--I found a big pile of shells lying on top of the
> sender, where it seems some critters had found access.
> Phil Rose Rochester, NY
> '91 200q mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net
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