Leak from fuel pump

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TomB
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It’s drained and outside in the fresh air to vent. I won’t be doing it for several days, I’ll need to identify the right parts to order, so hoeofully it will be Ok when I get to it. Any suggestions on how to force ventilate, or will it all evaporate over a few days? 

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That's good to hear.:-)

One common method is to fill it with liquid water.  (I think that I saw steam used in a TV programme recently.)

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Running exhaust fumes into it is also suggested...

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Hi, I've done water in the past, but that was when I had straightforward access to a manhole drain to get rid of the water! I think Ill just leave it outside for a week.  Given the wind forecast this weekend, it should be well vented! 

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Why is nothing ever straightforward! I’ve obtained two packs of long and short, ‘standard length’ blind, steel rivnuts. So far so good. Drilled out and replaced 3 with ‘normal’ length, then drilled the last 3 and the inner strengthening piece fell in the tank! So the shorter rivnut were not engaging with the inner piece. 

Thats Ok I’ve got longer ones, so I thought. Upon trying them, turns out the M5 mandrel isn’t long enough to engage sufficient threads in the rivnut to pull, without popping the rivnut off the end of the tool.  So I expect I need to find a longer mandrel for a standard quality rivnut tool (Silverline or Lazer), buy or borrow a different tool. 

 

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Why is nothing ever straightforward!

Opinions vary: misdeeds in a previous life, alignment of heavenly bodies...

How about so that the satisfaction on completion is even greater?

Do you have enough access to reposition the strengthening piece?

Jonathan