200A Fuel Pick Up

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Thedudeinboise
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200A Fuel Pick Up

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I'm working on a 5/62 200A and the fuel pick up is a little weird. The needle isn't coming out of the fuel block and there isn't a spring underneath it.

I'm thinking the spring is probably lodged in the fuel block keeping the needle from dropping out. Would it be anything else? Was there a point in 200A production where the fuel pickup needle was machined in permanently?
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Re: 200A Fuel Pick Up

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It's stuck in the valve body. If you have a small enough pin punch you can drive it out from the top.
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Re: 200A Fuel Pick Up

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There won't be a way to drive it out from the top as that's the bolt for holding the cage. I've run into this before and it's simply the spring unwound a tad so it won't fall out. You'll need a pick or something to wind it a bit, reducing the diameter, and it'll come out, followed by the needle. Before re-inserting, wind the spring a little tighter by hand to prevent this from re-occurring in the future. It takes very little effort to resolve this.
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Re: 200A Fuel Pick Up

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JimL wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:17 pm There won't be a way to drive it out from the top as that's the bolt for holding the cage. I've run into this before and it's simply the spring unwound a tad so it won't fall out. You'll need a pick or something to wind it a bit, reducing the diameter, and it'll come out, followed by the needle. Before re-inserting, wind the spring a little tighter by hand to prevent this from re-occurring in the future. It takes very little effort to resolve this.
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Re: 200A Fuel Pick Up

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I see tue spring in there now, that's exactly the issue. Thanks Jim!
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