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    Questions about Feet on bottom of Fuel pump

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    I have a 2011 FX SHO and I was changing out my fuel presure regulator and lost 2 out of 3 of the black rubber feet on the bottom of fuel pump when removing the pump from the tank, so I have some questions.

    I can see them using my camera on the phone in the bottom of the tank but not able to get a hand in there to get them out. The feet just seem to slip on and off the bottom of the fuel pump and dont seem to be fixed in any way so this must be a common problem on this model.

    Questions:
    Are these feet needed?
    If so, how do you get them out of the fuel tank? Just no room up near the tank, maybe I have been doing it wrong.
    Has anyone else just put the pump back in the tank without the feet and did it cause any problems?

    Thanks

    Dave
    Syd, Australia
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    Would a flexible claw grabber tool work to retrieve the feet?

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    Thanks K447

    Yes, I have one of those grabbers but just no room to move it to the right position. Got to get a light, a camera and two hands to position the grabber - it beat me!

    Please keep the suggestions comming.

    Dave

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    You can shine a bright battery powered (no risk of sparks) LED light through the side of the fuel tank.

    Camera with some sort of remote view screen, figure out a way to mount it so you can work without holding it. Perhaps remove the filler neck hose and put the camera there. Or just peer in from the filler opening as you work the grabber.

    That leaves you with two hands to guide the grabber tool.

    Good luck. Work safe.

    Since you are working with an open gasoline tank, have someone standing by with fire extinguisher.

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    Thanks, all good advise.

    Those little feet fall off so easy.


    Dave

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    Happened to me on my gp when I did a fuel pump also.. I used long needle nose plyers and my cell phone on camera mode and spanned it across the opening so I could see inside the tank.. Just don't drop your phone in the tank haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiderx72 View Post
    Happened to me on my gp when I did a fuel pump also.. I used long needle nose plyers and my cell phone on camera mode and spanned it across the opening so I could see inside the tank.. Just don't drop your phone in the tank haha
    Thanks,

    I was thinking something similar, what about one of those little nets they use at the pet shop to scope out the goldfish to sell. They might even sell them for people cleaning their tanks etc. One of those with a camera phone might od the trick.

    Cheers


    Dave

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    The only problem you might have with the net is it you may not have enough room to scoop it up. Having something that can grab it I think would work better, but your get something that will work once you can see it. Good luck!

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    shop vac will suck them up easy. These feet are needed to protect fuel pump from rubbing a hole in fuel tank bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2fast4u View Post
    shop vac ...
    Only if there are zero gasoline vapors inside the tank, correct?

    And certainly no liquid fuel.

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