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Old 06-06-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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Fuel pump install

Is the kent moore (or similar) lock ring wrench required to get the lock rings off the fuel tank? Or can I use the old school technique of a hammer and screw driver to turn it?
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
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You can use a hammer and screwdriver.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:14 PM   #3
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Beware of sparks. I bought the tool.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:11 PM   #4
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The KM tool makes it a million times easier, but you can do it the old school way. Use a brass punch and careful about sparks around fuel vapor!
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:17 PM   #5
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I wouldnt waste money on tool , its super easy with hammer and screw driver , are you droping it from the bottom or cutting open a door lol ?
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:03 PM   #6
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Dropping it out. I have pfadt solid subframe bushings and a 4" aluminum ds to do at the same time.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:34 PM   #7
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The lock ring can definitely be removed easily with a brass punch and hammer. Installing it with said hammer and punch was next to impossible. I had to enlist the aid of a long extension. I had to brace the tank on the garage floor, place the extension on one of the lock ring tabs, lean into that with my chest, while using the hammer and punch on the opposite side of the lock ring. After inventing some new curse words, I finally got it to lock into place. My opinion, the tool is worth it, BUT not necessary. Good luck!
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:12 PM   #8
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Hammer and screwdriver work just fine for me. I've removed mine a few times since my squash pump float is bad or something. Damn thing has left me stranded 3 times!
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:10 AM   #9
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^ Oh that sucks. I was just contemplating returning my LPE for a Squash cause if I end up blowing this motor the lpe won't handle the lsx replacement..
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