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Polski
11-10-2010, 09:26 AM
Hello, I need some advice from someone who has already worked inside the fuel tank.

The fuel pump sits in that orange housing, but the orange housing is loose (not attached to anything).
1) Is that orange housing supposed to be attached to something?

I want to see whats going on under there by taking the fuel pump out of the housing, then out of the tank.
2) How does it (fuel pump) come out of the orange housing?
Picture is worth a 1000 words so here it is:
http://i52.tinypic.com/2ezgztu.jpg


Any help is appreciated![:)]

prizmatik
11-10-2010, 09:32 AM
I have removed the fuel pump a handful of times. It is suggested that the special tool is used to make it much easier, but I never used it. You need to twist it out of the the orange housing. You need to push pressure down and turn it to the left at the same time. I used a 2 foot long pry bar. It is fairly difficult the first time you try this, good luck.

prizmatik
11-10-2010, 09:46 AM
Use the slots to pry with the pry bar.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v81/Prizmatic/Audi/FuelPump.jpg

Polski
11-10-2010, 10:11 AM
Thanks for that info prizmatik, I succeeded in removing the pump out, but the plastic you are pointing out snapped off, broke. (I applied a bit too much force with the pry bar)

Here is an update on the situation with the pump out:

http://i56.tinypic.com/awaiko.jpg



The orange housing's bottom part is snapped off and attached to the tank, while the rest of the orange housing is floating freely.
1) The orange housing being bigger than the hole (the one I am working through), how would one take it out and replace it?
(The hole (which i am working through) is about the size of the beige circle pointed out in the picture of the above post, see how big the orange part is?
Maybe someone has an part # for it also?

prizmatik
11-10-2010, 10:44 AM
Wow, I dont know how you would remove the whole orange part.

Polski
11-10-2010, 12:39 PM
I went to the dealership and that orange housing does not exist for sale.
So, I have no choice but to JB weld it back to its original spot.
I check for fuel resistance and JB weld is the perfect product.

Thanks for the support prizmatik when I needed it.

prizmatik
11-10-2010, 12:55 PM
My pleasure helping you, good luck.