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WeAkSaUzE

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PostSubject: Fuel Tank Hose Coupler Removal Trick   Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:47 am

During the installation of my IMS 3 gallon tank, I ran into a small hangup....even after sliding down the orange connector cover down and exposing the 2 blue buttons, my sausage fingers just couldn't push the 2 buttons in enough to release the coupler. So I took 2 Ny-Ty's that where just smaller than the blue release buttons and Bingo...fuel hose off in the next attempt  wings 

You can see the blurry Ny-Ty's in the photo...



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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Tank Hose Coupler Removal Trick   Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:52 am

Great idea! I've struggled with that one a few times - when it's right it just sort of pops off, seems like the blue collar is just big enough to clear.

Definitely gonna try your trick next time I'm in there.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Tank Hose Coupler Removal Trick   Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:59 pm

Tip. Put some silicone grease on the fuel pump outlet before you reassemble it, should help the next time you have to remove the tank  thumb 
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Tank Hose Coupler Removal Trick   Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:39 pm

Just curious, but is this a dry break connector or will it leak fuel?
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WeAkSaUzE

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Tank Hose Coupler Removal Trick   Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:48 pm

Monkeynuts wrote:
Tip. Put some silicone grease on the fuel pump outlet before you reassemble it, should help the next time you have to remove the tank  thumb

Nah...it had nothing to do with stiction from the O-Ring/Seal, once I got the buttons all the way in, sliding the fitting off was effortless, and it slid back on just as easy. It was all about my over-sized Bugger Hooks and the little release buttons.

camaroz1985 wrote:
Just curious, but is this a dry break connector or will it leak fuel?

I don't think so, it did dribble a little fuel, nothing a shop rag couldn't handle.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Tank Hose Coupler Removal Trick   Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:43 pm

WeAkSaUzE wrote:
During the installation of my IMS 3 gallon tank, I ran into a small hangup....even after sliding down the orange connector cover down and exposing the 2 blue buttons, my sausage fingers just couldn't push the 2 buttons in enough to release the coupler. So I took 2 Ny-Ty's that where just smaller than the blue release buttons and Bingo...fuel hose off in the next attempt  wings 

You can see the blurry Ny-Ty's in the photo...



great trick thanks
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WeAkSaUzE

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Tank Hose Coupler Removal Trick   Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:09 pm

drbike wrote:
WeAkSaUzE wrote:
During the installation of my IMS 3 gallon tank, I ran into a small hangup....even after sliding down the orange connector cover down and exposing the 2 blue buttons, my sausage fingers just couldn't push the 2 buttons in enough to release the coupler. So I took 2 Ny-Ty's that where just smaller than the blue release buttons and Bingo...fuel hose off in the next attempt  wings 

You can see the blurry Ny-Ty's in the photo...





great trick thanks  



I fixed the photo link  thumb
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Tank Hose Coupler Removal Trick   Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:03 am

Thanks for the tip. Immagonna install my tank within the next few weeks hopefully.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Tank Hose Coupler Removal Trick   Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:10 pm

FYI. If you push the connector together further before you push in on the buttons, it will release a lot easier. The auto industry uses the same fittings on fuel and tank ventilation, and that's the trick. Push the connector together, push in the release buttons, then slide it apart.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Tank Hose Coupler Removal Trick   Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:23 pm

Excellent and cunning plans. I wish I'd thought of them!

Brilliant. Thank you.

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Tank Hose Coupler Removal Trick   Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:52 am

The svc manual calls it "Fuel hose coupler" on pg 7-2. I struggled like a klutz to r/r my IMS 4.7 fuel tank. Not enuf space to git in thar to yank the dang thang!

So I came up with a cheep gizmolia that works like a champ! It uses a HF needlenose (like their 39538) & 2 lil generic nuts that ya jam on the tips...



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