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Re: Fuel pump won't seal in the tank

Originally Posted by mord View Post

fit the seal over the pump to the top, insert pump into the tank, carefully slip the seal/pump into the tank making sure its a smooth slide until its snugly seated, put ring on and carefully wind it till its finger tight.

dont forget there is a 30min time limit for having the tank open!!! or else it will buckle under its own weight(even if empty!!! those tanks are heavy.) and it wont be cheap to get a replacement either.
Thanks for the reply`s so far .
i should have been more precise with my thread title this is for a clio 2 . where mr haynes and on first removal the seal is actually on the top of the tank on a ledge , so is fitted first then the pump is fitted then the sealing ring ...... or is this the problem and i fit the pump then drop the seal over/round the pump ?.
and if as you say they buckle after half an hour then a replacement tank from a scrap yard is a no go as well then
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