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cut a hole in trunk fuel pump question

This is a discussion on cut a hole in trunk fuel pump question within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by nillam1 That's a nice hole you cut! You think it would be O.K. if I use my ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nillam1 View Post
    That's a nice hole you cut! You think it would be O.K. if I use my PLASMA cutter? JUST KIDDING! What tool did you use to get such a nice clean cut?
    cutting wheel and a steady hand. Only let the disk barely (maybe 1/8") reach under the metal when cutting and you'll have no issue with accidentally cutting anything underneath.

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    i did this like a week ago thanks yah car runs fine now and no weird smells

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajonesz28 View Post
    i did this like a week ago thanks yah car runs fine now and no weird smells
    glad it worked out for you. what pump did you replace it with? stock?

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    well, if you have gone through the process of dropping the tank for this, you would consider cutting a whole the next time

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalmechanic View Post
    well, if you have gone through the process of dropping the tank for this, you would consider cutting a whole the next time
    a whole what?

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    hole

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoscamaroSS View Post
    Just remember, the 98's have a different location than the 99-02's for the fuel pump door, so make sure you get the ones for a 98.
    is there any info on where the hole should be cut on a 99+ compared to a 98 so people make the right cut for their car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy 2-1 View Post
    cutting wheel and a steady hand. Only let the disk barely (maybe 1/8") reach under the metal when cutting and you'll have no issue with accidentally cutting anything underneath.
    is it OK to use a dremal cut-off wheel (fiberglass wheel) ?

    I'm concerned about the sparks egnighting the fumes.

    I'm concidering just a inline replacement pump when needed.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by z28punk View Post
    is there any info on where the hole should be cut on a 99+ compared to a 98 so people make the right cut for their car?
    same area in the middle of the hump, but start from the back (where it curves downwards) and go forwards. Basically, reverse the hole location since the pump location is at the back end of the tank. Sorry have done many, but never taken pics of the 99+ version. Taking off the retaining ring is however a pain in the ass on the 99+ models; you'll have to use a hammer and a chisel (or screwdriver) and keep tapping around the ring till it rotates and pops off its locks.

    Quote Originally Posted by qwik219d9 View Post
    is it OK to use a dremal cut-off wheel (fiberglass wheel) ?

    I'm concerned about the sparks egnighting the fumes.

    I'm concidering just a inline replacement pump when needed.

    Thanks
    Sparks aren't gonna do anything, it's sealed well from the factory. You just don't want to cut anything underneath buy going too far in. After making a small cut, you can shine a light into your cut and see how much clearance you have so to be comfortable while doing it.

    If anyone's local to me, you're welcome to come by and I'll do it for you (for free, just helping out a fellow f-body guy) if you're not comfortable doing it yourself.
    Last edited by Mean Green Z28; 06-02-2009 at 05:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy 2-1 View Post
    same area in the middle of the hump, but start from the back (where it curves downwards) and go forwards. Basically, reverse the hole location since the pump location is at the back end of the tank. Sorry have done many, but never taken pics of the 99+ version. Taking off the retaining ring is however a pain in the ass on the 99+ models; you'll have to use a hammer and a chisel (or screwdriver) and keep tapping around the ring till it rotates and pops off its locks.
    ah ic. I have a feeling my fuel pump is getting weak, so im just doing my research. I have done a lot of fuel pumps on other cars, just not an F-body

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