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Scrumpy

MK2 oil pickup pipe removal

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Hi all,

Im swapping the sumps on one of my old mk2 1600 xflows as its going into a friends car and needs a rear bowl sump fitting, however Im failing miserably at removing the original oil pick up pipe. Im sure Ive removed them before and a couple of twists with a set of molegrips sets them on their way, but I cant get this one to budge and Im just crushing the pipe.

Any top tips?

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I use a bit of steel rod that is a close fit inside the tube, then use some curved jaw grips. Sometimes leaves a few marks but the rod inside the tube stops it crushing.

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Cheers, I'll give that a go.

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I found a chunky crosshead screwdriver that was a perfect fit and tried again with that down the tube. Tube came straight out!

Top tip, thankyou :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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I use a bit of steel rod that is a close fit inside the tube, then use some curved jaw grips. Sometimes leaves a few marks but the rod inside the tube stops it crushing.

 

good tip thanks - we often have the same problem as Scrumpy

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