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



I just changed my accumulator a couple of weeks ago, and it was a 
royal pain!  I also had the problem of trying to fit and get 
leverage on that 17 mm nut on the accumulator (from the hard line) 
next to the 19mm nut.  I ground down one side of the stubby wrench 
so that the wrench would fit between the 17 and 19 mm nuts.  It did 
fit, but I could still not get leverage to loosen the nut.

What I did next is probably not recommended, but I did it anyway.  
To loosen the stubborn 17 mm nut, I took a flat bladed long 
screwdriver and a hammer, and tapped the edge of the nut with the 
screwdriver to loosen it.  Once the frozen nut broke free, then my 
ground-down stubby wrench worked fine to finish disconnecting it.  I 
then dropped it out of the frame and easily removed the rest of the 
connections.

Paul


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski - DMC Ltd 
<martin@...> wrote:
>
> Once you've cracked off the 17mm fitting that joins the filter 
hard line 
> to the elbow, you can undo the bracket and drop the accumulator 
down. 
> It's a bit fiddly but the hose clip on the return line end can now 
be 
> undone and the accumulator drops through the hole enabling you to 
undo 
> the high pressure fitting. I've never found stubbys of any use in 
this 
> job, although a 17mm crowsfoot is invaluable to undo the high 
pressure 
> hose off the hard line (NB the union MUST be held from the top by 
a 
> colleague)
> 
> Martin
> 
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