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2003 Mazda Protege DX 2.0, Sending Unit/Pump Removal, Stripped and Rusty Scews..

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    Kevin McCutcheon
    Kevin McCutcheon
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    So I have a 2003 Protege that smells of gas, I investigated and it seems to be coming from the top of the tank where the sending unit is.

    Easy fix usually but, rust belt problems… I have tried using a hand/manual impact driver with the tightest fitting bit and soaking with penetrant. No dice.

    What are some options I have left, messing with fuel and vapors always sketches me out from sparks..

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  • #963820
    Nightflyr *
    Richard Kirshy
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    Might try packing the bolts in dry ice (using heat is not an option ) and keep soaking with penetrating oil.
    Worse case may need to locate a replacement tank if removal proves impossible.

    #963838
    Kevin McCutcheon
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    Yea I really dont wanna take the tank out, would it be safe to drill? Or try to chisel them off with a brass drift?

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    Nightflyr *
    Richard Kirshy
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    would it be safe to drill?
    That all depends on how much you enjoy life … the equation is inversely proportioned IE the more you love life the less you like to drill.

    Or try to chisel them off with a brass drift?
    Then you still have the issue of removing the broken off threaded section still in the tank.

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