Re: [DML] Fuel Accumulator
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Re: [DML] Fuel Accumulator



The sequence is:
1. Loosen the 17mm compression nut on the rigid line and crack the olive 
loose from the accumulator fitting.  I used a long flare wrench on the 
position that put it closest to the front wall of the compartment.  If 
there wasn't enough room to use my hand, I'd get a prybar and push the 
open end of the wrench away from the wall.  When it let loose, stuff 
flew around, but the nut was easy after that.
2. Undo the little hose and clamp on the bottom.  Clamp the hose off. 
You can drain the tank from there if you're not careful.
3. Drop the accumulator down out of the frame by removing the four bolts 
and bracket.
4. With the accumulator hanging from the semi-rigid line, crack the 
other fitting using the two wrench method.
5. Change the fittings over and put the new accumulator in reversing the 
procedure.
Warren at DMC



usndmc wrote:
> I'm having severe difficulties removing the fuel accumulator (it is 
> the original). I have a set of stubby wrenches, but the 17mm nut 
> connecting the rigid fuel filter line and the 19mm nut on the fuel 
> pump line are too close together and at such angles as to not really 
> allow fitting the wrench on the 17mm to loosen it. The only angle at 
> which it will fit on puts the end of the wrench about 1/4" from the 
> frame wall, and the trying to loosen it using that 1/4" gap to turn 
> only results in the accumulator rotating in its mount until the 
> wrench is against the frame (even though the 4 bolts holding the 
> clamp are fully tightened). I have soaked everything in penetrating 
> oil to no avail. There seems to be just not enough room. The only 
> possible idea I have come up with is to buy a crowfoot wrench and 
> hope there is enough room and leverage to use it, but it doesn't 
> appear promising. Anyone have any advice/tips/techniques/secret 
> weapons? I'd appreciate any help and perspectives. Thanks all,
> 
> PS - Can anyone tell me the size and length of the screw that is 
> supposed to hold the A/C control panel to the radio bracket? Thanks 
> again,
> 
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> Dave
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