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Old 17th May 2020, 08:13 PM
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I made a tool from metal bar and 2 bolts, M6 I think, when I was doing it.
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Old 18th May 2020, 02:44 PM
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I made a tool from metal bar and 2 bolts, M6 I think, when I was doing it.
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.....I don't have the special tool to remove the fuel sender cap or have a way to make my own tool.....
I don't have a welder and don't have a drill press. So I can't take a metal bar to weld two bolts to it or take a metal bar and drill two holes to fit the bolts though. I guess I'm going to have to buy the tool.
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Old 18th May 2020, 03:59 PM
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This is what I use:



Lube sometimes helps too - I tend not to use WD40 on o-rings or plastic, but some sort of light oil maintenance spray which is thin enough to soak down the cracks would help.
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Old 18th May 2020, 07:10 PM
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I don't have a welder and don't have a drill press. So I can't take a metal bar to weld two bolts to it or take a metal bar and drill two holes to fit the bolts though. I guess I'm going to have to buy the tool.
I used cordless drill and and bolts with nuts,
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Old 19th May 2020, 08:31 AM
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This solution cost me a few dollars from a hardware shop. No tools or welding required - just a measurement or two. Ok, I lied - I did have to file the channels in the angled metal a little.

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Old 21st May 2020, 11:40 PM
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I did read your notes and that part must have slipped through my mind lol. I was laying in the trunk on my side when I read it and probably didn't absorb that info as I was frustrated with trying the pliers method like in that video. I ended up buying long 90 degree needle nose pliers that I will use this weekend. The nice thing about the 90 degree needle nose pliers that I bought have a flat surface that I can push down with my other hand while trying to turn that cap.
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