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    Help: Removing the oem rideplate/pump brackets.

    Well there they are... Im considering 2 methods:

    Die grinder (big daddy of a dremel) or using an air chisel (hand held air powered jackhammer)

    Is there a secret to taking them off, or just brute force ? are the pegs (brackets only attached by the goop, or will i need to drill them out or .. ?)

    Thanks.
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    Heat until it smokes - If you are replacing with the new style then just put the bolt in half way and give it a good tap with a mallet. Hole damn thing will come up. Pretty sure this is the Porksworld way - it worked well for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceman View Post
    Well there they are... Im considering 2 methods:

    Die grinder (big daddy of a dremel) or using an air chisel (hand held air powered jackhammer)

    Is there a secret to taking them off, or just brute force ? are the pegs (brackets only attached by the goop, or will i need to drill them out or .. ?)

    Thanks.
    i think the secret is heat... i used a torch... and just put a chisel down there, angled it and hit it with a hammer.. they came off really easy. mine just pulled off, and there was the hole.. i didnt drill them or anything.


    with a torch, i just did like 5-15 seconds of heat... but wear a mask!!!! fumes=bad and also open like the door or something, get some ventilation.. cause it smells bad!!!

    good luck

    -Hallpass

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    Wow thanks guys, would of never thought of that.

    This is why i love this community.

    Gas mask, naa fumes make the job more interesting

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    I used a long screwdriver and tapped the end with a rubber mallet. then grad it wit a pair of pliers ro channel locks.
    I've also used an air chisel to get under them too.
    I don't recommend heat. The fumes are not healthy.
    But, if you choose so, please protect yourself from the fumes.

    they should pop right out like this :




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    Use a heat gun and the glue no fumes and they come up just like a hamburger patty on the grille.

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    guys if you heat the goop please leave a few buckets of water a couple of feet away incase of a fire,
    the last thing i want to read is your ski caught light..

    yes i may sound like an old lady but better safe than sorry

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    How to you put these back on? Is taking off the brackets necessary for pump tunnel reinforcement? I have an 04 ski...

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    Good God people would you stop calling them fumes!

    Fume - Metallic vapor that is emitted during the weld process. The metallic vapor solidifies to form tiny particles of metal.




    Vapor - Vapor or vapour (see spelling differences) is the gas phase component of a another state of matter (e.g. liquid or solid) which does not completely fill its container

    Oddly enough, I can't find a reference that specifically explains the difference between a vapor and a fume, but strictly speaking, a fume is the airborne metal particles that result from welding or cutting metals, and a vapor is the airborne particles of a liquid or solid naturally occuring in a stable form.

    We delve into this distinction very heavily at work, just thought I would share it here ;0

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuxxy View Post
    Good God people would you stop calling them fumes!

    Fume - Metallic vapor that is emitted during the weld process. The metallic vapor solidifies to form tiny particles of metal.




    Vapor - Vapor or vapour (see spelling differences) is the gas phase component of a another state of matter (e.g. liquid or solid) which does not completely fill its container

    Oddly enough, I can't find a reference that specifically explains the difference between a vapor and a fume, but strictly speaking, a fume is the airborne metal particles that result from welding or cutting metals, and a vapor is the airborne particles of a liquid or solid naturally occuring in a stable form.

    We delve into this distinction very heavily at work, just thought I would share it here ;0
    Ok,we dont need any smart-a$$ remarks here.No need for this comment.I think we all know what was meant.Please keep on topic.Thanks

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