Fuel Tank woes or "Duh?"

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Thu Aug 29 13:40:34 EDT 2002

I've retightened that ring on a 5ktq and the 200q20v using a stick of 1
X  2 oak and a hammer.    Usually ruins all four corners on the one end by
the time the ring is tight.  A better tool probably would be a brass
rod.  You don't want to be creating sparks.

At 11:35 AM 08/29/2002 -0400, Robert Myers wrote:

>Hi Y'all,
>My urS6's fuel gauge has been acting flaky with readout dropping almost
>instantly to completely empty when there is till nearly a quarter tank of
>fuel left.  I figure the problem was a non-functioning level
>sensor.  Anyway, I am in the midst of replacing the fuel level sensor.
>I disconnected the outside hoses and wiring connectors, etc.,  removed the
>retaining ring, (it comes off fairly easily with a few gentle taps),
>disconnected the inner hoses, wiring, etc., removed the old sensor and the
>sealing ring and then replaced it with the new one.  Like it says so
>frequently in the Bentley manuals, reassembly is the reverse of
>disassembly.  All the hose connections and wiring is reconnected and tight.
>Everything went quite smoothly, almost like I had a clue as to what I was
>doing until - it came time to tighten the retaining ring back into
>place.  Any suggestions as to how I can get that retaining ring back where
>it belongs?  Lacking the proper Audi-specified tool, of course.
>Kinda reminds me of the reporter's famous question:  "Other than that, Mrs.
>Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?"
>   Robert L. Myers   304-574-2372
>   Rt. 4, Box 57,  Fayetteville, WV 25840 USA   WV tag Q SHIP
>   '95 urS6  Cashmere Grey - der Wunderwagen    ICQ 22170244
>   http://www.cob-net.org/church/pvcob.htm

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