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Old 12-25-2007, 04:49 PM   #111
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Ya OK will do Will.

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hit it with a hammer and screw driver to get it to move, once it losend up I grabed some pliers and ripped it out. The old one became useless
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:06 PM   #112
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A bigger hammer is what it might take.

Here is a good explanation I found on why we need to replace our fuel pumps with a high flow unit and also to ensure the supply voltage is highest.

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fuel system uses a method that is referred to as a
“return side jet” to fill the fuel pump canister. This means the fuel from the fuel
pressure regulator return is being used to create the high velocity jet that fills
the pump canister. The pump itself, like most modern fuel systems, actually
pumps the fuel out of the canister to the engine and the jet refills the canister.
This means that if you are using all or almost all of the fuel that the pump can
deliver, there is little or no fuel returned to the canister by the pressure regulator.
Since there is nothing left to drive the jet, the jet is not able to refill the
canister and the pump will eventually run dry. For this reason it is even more
important to have a pump capable of delivering more fuel than is needed
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:52 PM   #113
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A bigger hammer is what it might take.

Told you
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:49 AM   #114
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It'* not off yet.

.......I have a 10 lb sledge hammer....

I think the garage is open a couple of days. I might have to borrow a tool.
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got your PM Paul,

Olds is right with the screwdriver and hammer. Give it 2 solid hits on each notch going around in a counter-clockwise direction.

Yours should come off EASY! Mine was one big rust chunk. I used a normal hammer and 12" large flat blade screwdriver.
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A screw driver could tear the fins off the locking ring.

I have a 1/2" steel dowel rod (from a copy machine actually ) that I like to use. It'* about 30" long. Works perfectly because it won't break those fins off.
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Dido with Everyone else. It took me about 10 swings of the big hammer to get mine off and then to put it back on too. It will come off eventually. There are a couple of retainer bumps you have to get past on each fin. Hit it harder.
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Thanks for the advice guys. I just need the confidence to hit it harder without fear of breaking something.
I do have a 24" long 1/2" brass drift, seen in the pic, but will try a larger hammer.

Do you need to hammer each tang or will just one do it?
Hard to get a swing at more than one tang.

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you need it hit all sides of it, otherwise it wil jam.

the screwdrivers I have used have never torn the metal.
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You know, I'm going to be patient and enjoy the next couple of days, stalled at this point, until the GM Dealer is open, to enquire about borrowing a socket.......if one even exists ......and then if not, out comes the big hammer.
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