3214 fuel pump tool?

David Michael adavidmichael at gmail.com
Sat Mar 1 05:59:43 PST 2008

Fred, Kneale,

Any idea of the pump can be replaced "in situ" if one is installing the
"updated" 44 mm pump with adapter housing? They are all oem parts, so there
are no "modifcations" needed (I think).

Thanks for your advice.


On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 8:19 AM, Fred Munro <munrof at sympatico.ca> wrote:

> I had one of the "1 in 10" cars with my '91 200q and all the home-made
> tools
> and pry bars I tried couldn't budge the basket. I finally had to bite the
> bullet and take it to the local dealer where they used the 3214 tool to
> get
> it out. The tech was surprised it was so tight; he said you can usually
> turn
> them out by hand.
> Since that day long, long ago I have learned that if all you are trying to
> do is replace the fuel pump, you don't have to remove the basket and pump.
> The pump is retained in the basket with two snap clips. You can release
> the
> clips by hand and pull out the pump, leaving the basket in place. Slide
> the
> new pump into the basket and it snaps in place. Tool 3214 is not required,
> but you'll miss out on all the grunting and cursing that normally goes
> along
> with basket removal.
> Of course, this will not work if you are using a non-standard fuel pump
> that
> requires modifications to the basket to retain it.
> Fred Munro
> '97 S6
> -----Original Message-----
> From: quattro-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:quattro-bounces at audifans.com]On Behalf Of Kneale Brownson
> Sent: March 1, 2008 6:01 AM
> To: David Michael; Mark J. Besso
> Cc: Quattro List
> Subject: Re: 3214 fuel pump tool?
> The 3214 tool is for extracting the pump and/or its retainer basket from
> the
> fixture attached to the bottom of the tank.  The basket and pump assembly
> has protrusions that pop into detents in the fixture.  Sometimes a little
> counterclockwise twist of the basket will release it from the fixture.
> Sometimes it takes a considerable twist to get it loose and/or to
> reinstall
> it securely.  The tool makes it a matter-of-fact effort.  Without the
> tool,
> if the basket resists removal, sometimes a leather glove can let you apply
> sufficient hand force.  If not, you need some kind of tool.  Some
> home-made
> versions consisting of a bar to fit accross the top of the assembly and
> grab
> a couple of the square notches there and some other way to apply rotary
> force have worked.  The 3214 has teeth that fit into the notches as well
> as
> an opening for a square drive extension that lets you use a wrench from
> outside the tank opening.
>  Removing the collar that holds the top and seal onto the tank itself
> should be done with a nonsparking drift and hammer.  I have a brass drift
> and brass hammer I use for loosening the collar.  The first time I opened
> up
> a tank, I used a chunk of Oak and a hammer, but it took sufficient
> pounding
> that the wood was all chewed up by the time the collar was back in place.
> That's when I bought the brass tools.

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