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Old 23 Apr 2005, 09:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know how to replace one of these???

Fuel regulator. 5 minute job apparently. Can someone point me in the right direction as I dont know where to start and I dont want to take it to kwik fit and get charged a fortune...

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Old 23 Apr 2005, 11:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What an absolute joke. 5 minute job I was told by an "expert". Taken me and me old man with a full set of tools 3 hours just to get the old f***er off!! Im gonna try and get the new one on tomorrow. :roll:
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Old 24 Apr 2005, 07:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Stick the old one down the guys throat......

Good luck with the re-fit
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Old 25 Apr 2005, 04:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Should only take 5 mins.

Are you replacing it with exactly the same, or an aftermarket one?
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Old 27 Apr 2005, 12:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi Highlander - No its standard. I must have been doing something seriously wrong then. The problem was getting access to the old unit. Even after removing the heat sheild surrounding the turbo we still couldnt get on the bottom nut.

Then i saw that one of the outlet pipes (or inlet?!?) was at a differant angle and meant I didnt have enough room to fit the rubber piping onto it as it was up flush against a metal pipe so had to undo the bracket and hold the pipes to one side while trying to thread the tube on.

Would be very interest to know where ive gone wrong as Im just starting out working with cars and would appreciate any advice if you have replaced one of these yourself...

Its all good now though and running like a charm!
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Old 28 Apr 2005, 06:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It's really a matter of having the right tool(s) for the job. A wafer thin socket, knuckle joint, various extension bars etc.

Much the same as changing the plugs - a choice of the right length extension bars can mean it takes 20 minutes instead of 2 hours.
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