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Richfield2
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Drop Tube removal

Post by Richfield2 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:37 pm

Our tech is asking for the safest/best way to remove a drop tube that is stuck in the fill riser.

ZMiller
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Re: Drop Tube removal

Post by ZMiller » Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:31 pm

Fill tube Jack.
When you are dead it's likely you won't know it. It could be difficult for others. It's the same if you are stupid.
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Re: Drop Tube removal

Post by ZMiller » Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:40 pm

First one has to look down the full tube and determine if the tube has not been damaged or bent. The quickest extraction method for a just stuck tube is to hook at the bottom and slowly add pull as with a come along. Once tension is taught with the come along attached say to a bumper or hitch you just kind of bounce on the tailgate and with patience the tube should eventually work free.

The tube being up somewhat you pipe wrench while lifting and it's out.
When you are dead it's likely you won't know it. It could be difficult for others. It's the same if you are stupid.
"Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to Hell in a way that they will begin looking forward to the trip"

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Re: Drop Tube removal

Post by dieselengine9 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:18 am

ZMiller wrote:First one has to look down the full tube and determine if the tube has not been damaged or bent. The quickest extraction method for a just stuck tube is to hook at the bottom and slowly add pull as with a come along. Once tension is taught with the come along attached say to a bumper or hitch you just kind of bounce on the tailgate and with patience the tube should eventually work free.

The tube being up somewhat you pipe wrench while lifting and it's out.
Oddly I've known you long enough now that I understood every word you said. :?

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Re: Drop Tube removal

Post by ZMiller » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:23 pm

You never seen a full dude before? Driving wild texting?

Never used a "come-a-long"?
When you are dead it's likely you won't know it. It could be difficult for others. It's the same if you are stupid.
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