<VV> Fuel tank sender wrench

Kirby Smith kirbyasmith at gwi.net
Fri Oct 21 15:44:13 EDT 2005

Audis, which have their fuel tank access in the trunk, also 'require' a 
specialized ring wrench if one wants to open it the official way. 
Otherwise, don't use a screwdriver, use a brass rod.  A screwdriver 
could spark with predictable results.


Padgett wrote:
> Visited two different major FLAPS. Neither had ever heard of a gas tank 
> ring wrench much less a Corvair sized one (one suggested a hammer and 
> screwdriver which was a little like teaching grandma to suck eggs.
> Bottom line: I was able to get all but the last 1/4" where the ring 
> locks using conventional means but to get the last would need to drop 
> the tank. Unless someone has a better idea will just have to spend the 
> $25 for a Clark's wrench since am uncomfortable about leaving the ring 
> unlocked though is probably secure.
> Padgett

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