pump to rack hose removal

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Mon Sep 23 17:16:53 EDT 2002

At 01:27 PM 09/23/2002 -0600, Charles Baer wrote:

>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.

I unfastened the firewall retainer for the fuel lines and pushed them
aside.  Only way to reach in there.  NOW, I have a nice pair of
close-fitting mechanic's gloves.  They'd have saved me a bunch of skinned
knuckles and big gouges on the back of a hand from the fuel line retainer

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