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Help again please!.

I am trying to remove the fuel tank from my Hotchkiss m201, unfortunately the nut on fuel pipe from the tank will not budge!!, I have tried molegrips etc, any suggestions are very welcome.

Best regards, Steve.

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Shock is usually the best thing for things like this, continuous high torque is less effective.  Find a spanner that fits properly (important with a brass fitting), knock it first clockwise and then anti-clockwise.

Andy

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Get a proper thick plumbers spanner to fit it, and as Richard suggests freeze spray. Might also be worth trying soacking a rag in disiel or old engine oil, wrap around the nut, hold on with cling film and leave for a while.

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A small stilson wrench or plumbers pipe grips, both of which tighten onto the nut when used correctly will shift it. If you don't have either of these and have already rounded the nut, just cut the pipe and use a six sided socket to get the nut out - then make up or buy a new pipe.

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Thanks to all of you for your suggestions,  I managed  to get it off but as mentioned I've rounded the nut!, so will buy anew one.

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Hi Steev

Which suggestion did you use, as there were very different suggestions made.

 

Regards

John

 

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