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t1demont1
11-01-2008, 08:24 PM
I need help on how to get this bish out. ive been following this: http://forums.audiworld.com/performance/msgs/44541.phtml however, im not really sure how to get the basket out of the tank. I twisted it slightly (very slightly) but i cant get it to lift. Do i need to twist more or what? gimme yo tips and tricks.

317ssayzarc
11-01-2008, 08:30 PM
I need help on how to get this bish out. ive been following this: http://forums.audiworld.com/performance/msgs/44541.phtml however, im not really sure how to get the basket out of the tank. I twisted it slightly (very slightly) but i cant get it to lift. Do i need to twist more or what? gimme yo tips and tricks.

I didnt read your link but I took a small/dense/heavy object and a blunt punch into the tank and got it turned... If I had to guess I would say it has to turn 15-20 degrees

317ssayzarc
11-01-2008, 08:36 PM
Addition:

It was a short/wide interior prybar that I laid in the groove, and a rock (yup, even at a highend shop we used whatever worked) I finessed it with... It took one well placed/forced blow... You probably wont have access to a plastic pry like that, sorry I couldnt be much help

t1demont1
11-01-2008, 09:55 PM
thanks jake. Time to get innovative lol

Don Supreme
11-01-2008, 11:16 PM
There is an Audi tool for this task -- Pops out in seconds with the right tool.

317ssayzarc
11-01-2008, 11:31 PM
How did you get that tool?

Don Supreme
11-01-2008, 11:48 PM
http://z.about.com/d/autorepair/1/0/P/t/84905404.gif

f15046
11-01-2008, 11:56 PM
To get mine out I made a tool that fit into the slots. I used some small flat pieces of metal, maybe 1/2" to 1" wide and about a 1/4" thick. I measured and then cut what I though would fit into the slots and then welded the jig. I then welded a long piece of metal to the part that fit onto the basket and turned it with a pair of vice grips. Sounds complicated but it wasnt too bad. I'll try to get a pic of it and post it up.

317ssayzarc
11-02-2008, 12:10 AM
http://z.about.com/d/autorepair/1/0/P/t/84905404.gif

I asked HOW? Or did you?

D's Avant
11-02-2008, 04:13 AM
/\ /\ /\ Without the right tool, getting the pump secured is a real PIA and you can damage your tank. Ask me how I know??? Without the right tool, you have to push down with a lot of force to get the pump secured in the tank and damage can occur to your filler tube seal.

Toyotatech
11-02-2008, 07:24 AM
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?P65=&tool=all&item_ID=81551&group_ID=21444&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog

creechsa4
11-02-2008, 08:34 AM
spray a little pb blaster, then i used a coilover spanner wrench to remove!

creechsa4
11-02-2008, 08:36 AM
oh wait you said you're already on the basket part. there's some tabs the you have to use a few flathead screwdrivers to push in, then you can lift straight up. use a fluorescent/led to zero in on the tabs that you push in.

317ssayzarc
11-02-2008, 08:51 AM
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?P65=&tool=all&item_ID=81551&group_ID=21444&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog

I think when I buy that off the truck, that will be the cheapest Snap On thing I ever bought haha... Thanks!