pump to rack hose removal

Charles Baer charlie at istari.com
Mon Sep 23 14:27:18 EDT 2002

Painful as said below, much more quietly than I would after yesterday.

My fuel lines were right on top of the pressure b-bolt, is this abnormal
or does everybody who does this beat the backs of their hands raw on
all of the obstacles?  I wasn't daring enough to bend the lines out
of the way to even think about getting a socket on there!  Getting the
new bolt threaded took the tips of my fingertips through the fuel lines
and barely able to thread the silly *&#^!$(*@ thing, took 20mins to
just get the angles right and start the threads.

BTW: When I removed the reservoir bracket, I discovered the fuel line
support on the firewall had popped open and the line to the FPR had come
out of it's slot.  It's possible that my lines were futzed with in the
past and that's why this was undone and the lines lower down were in
the way of the rack fittings.

Charlie, resting his hands in Boulder, Baer

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kneale Brownson [mailto:knotnook at traverse.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 12:49 PM
> >  I tried to follow Kneale's
> >recommended procedure (accessing through the passenger wheel
> well), but
> >couldn't find the magic angle. That certainly could
> eliminate a lot of the
> >"pain" in this job--compared to reaching the b-bolt from above.
> The passenger wheelwell approach only gives you room to swing a bigger
> wrench.  You still have to move things and get a hand into the bolt
> location in order to insert/start the first threads of the reinstall.

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