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Old 12-11-2012, 11:51 AM
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They rarely seat all the way in, so if the mounting tab lines up with the bolt it's good. Since the pickup is on the suction side, not pressure side, it doesn't have leak issues unless it's loose in the pump.
It's in now, but in the future if you have issues pressing a pickup tube into a pump try lightly sanding the end of the tube on a sander. I bevel the end on my belt sander before trying to press them in, and it really does well in making them go in easier.

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They rarely seat all the way in, so if the mounting tab lines up with the bolt it's good. Since the pickup is on the suction side, not pressure side, it doesn't have leak issues unless it's loose in the pump.
It's in now, but in the future if you have issues pressing a pickup tube into a pump try lightly sanding the end of the tube on a sander. I bevel the end on my belt sander before trying to press them in, and it really does well in making them go in easier.
Ya i beveled the edge with a file to get it to go. The bolts didnt line up all that well. I kind of fudged it.
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Ya i beveled the edge with a file to get it to go. The bolts didnt line up all that well. I kind of fudged it.
Might be too late to help you, but:

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