Re: [DML] Water pump and internal water pipe removal
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Re: [DML] Water pump and internal water pipe removal


i did all this as i could find no info on removing the tank.
the manual is no good. you need to temporary drop/remove the water 
pipes running under the car. they wedge it in place.
i did the same with a block of wood and mallet and could not work 
out what was holding it in place.
yes the rubber pads do also but for me the water pipes removed and 
the tank dropped out easy.
it was ok for me as i had a new tank to go in but my old one is 

now the tank going back in, thats another problem, aas you need 
eight hands....

i used a trolley jack to hold up, refix the water pipes then slide 
the plate and used a jack lightly to push the tank up fully.

obviously be carefull only only work on the tank when empty.


vin 1621

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "usndmc" <usndmc@xxxx> wrote:
> 2 for 2 so far, Andy. I got the water pump out successfully. Maybe 
> you can help with the last thing trying to stand in the way of a 
> Happy New Year. I'm trying to replace my original gas tank. I 
> removed the support plate but gravity did not do the trick 
> it down. It is positively wedged in place. The foam is practically 
> bonded to it. I used a screw driver to try and separate the tank 
> from the foam where I could. I tried pounding on it from the 
> cover from the top with a rubber mallet, to no avail. Next I 
> fashioned a wooden lever and wedged it from the top between the 
> part of the tank (skinny part) and the fiberglass body just above 
> and it and tried that lever action repeatedly to dislodge it. All 
> accomplished was to push the top of the tank in as I pulled. I 
> there are a hundred reasons not to do this besides the ones I can 
> think of, but the only possible idea I have left is to cut at it 
> with a Dremel from the bottom and hack it up and pull it out in 
> pieces. Anybody had any similar problems? Thanks for any help!
> Dave
> #5968
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Soma576@xxxx wrote:
> >
> >  Dave, 
> > 
> > Glad to hear that my advice worked for you too.  If I  remember, 
> think I 
> > just tapped on my water pump bolts with a hammer a few times  
> before loosening 
> > and just gave them the old heave-ho.

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