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    VTS Nut Tool, made SIMPLE...

    So I'm working on a friend's RXP today, and was getting ready to put the VTS back in. I grabbed my VTS tool I made a long time ago....and realized that I never posted how I made it! Its simple to make, and when done right, only the venturi has to come off...the pump can stay on.

    I took the pump off to show how I made it...

    The tool can be made with a scrap chunk of THIN WALLED 1" PVC...This can be had at any home store, usually in 3-5ft sections. All you need is about 2 feet...

    You also need a source of HEAT, so either a heat gun...or in the way I made it awhile ago, was with my space heater. You can also use a hair dryer, its just gonna take time...I suggest trying to heat one end of the pipe, to see how pliable it gets...You want it to be soft, so it stretches...but not so soft it wrinkles. If you mess it up, simply trim off the bad part, and try again....

    First, remove your VTS boot and clamps...

    Next, heat the end of the tube, about 2-3 inches will be fine....

    Place it on the VTS nut....and PUSH....until it reaches the end of the nut.......HOLD IT STRAIGHT, you want it to be as level to the nut as possible. Because of you don't, the plastic will cool crooked, and you will not be able to turn the pipe straight...

    Let it cool for a minute. You can even have a wet rag waiting to soak the end it...with it STILL ON THE NUT.

    WHEN COOLED, try turning the tube, counter clock wise...The nut will come off. The best part about the tool is that the length gives you leverage to loosen/tighten it...When tightening it, it is just a snug fit....

    DONE!

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    ...the rest of the pictures.

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    Nice tip. Beats how I have done it.

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    Genius. Awesome!

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    Dude - that's awesome! Great idea!

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    well lookie there

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