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97 fuel pump remval, stupid.
Hey guys, im in the middle of doing my e-fuel and everything is going great, I got the bowl out ect, but now im taking the fuel pump out.
Im aware that there is a tappet that can fall out and go into the bottom of your engine, a big no-no.
I have the banjo bolt out, all the line disconnected, I removed the two bolts holding the fuel pump in, and turned the engine until I think the cam lobe is up, but its so hard to tell because there is hardly any movement, it seems like every time i turn the engine the pump just shifts, I cant tell if its picking up or not( any better way to tell?)
second, I am trying to be very gentel, so this goes well and nothing falls into the engine, but its really hard to be gentel when the fuel pump is hard to pull out...it doesn't pick right up, its pressed in there and ive wiggled and pulled pretty good and she still hasn't come.
I CANT have that tappet fall. I'm not the kind of person who can have a chunk of metel in my oil pan and be ok with it, and if I have to pull my engine its going to be bad, a lot of wasted time.
so right now im mid process and I just need some help, this needs to go smoothly lol.
1997 F250 7.3 5 speed, 3.55s, D60, 4" Diamond Eye Exhaust, Napa Intake Filter, E-Fuel, 35" bfg mt's, stage 2 rosewoods/tuning, Gauges
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