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Hi,

trying to remove the fuel flap from a 1993 24V 164 3.0 and the simple question is: how?

Have undone the grub screws top and bottom but the spring-loaded hinge refuses to budge - assuming it should. Noticed there is a shallow slot that aligns with the hinge and looks like it could be there for sliding some thin metal tool along it to help release the hinge.

The car is being recycled to save more saveable 164s so have also considered being an animal and drilling through the wing to create an access point to press the hinge down that way.

The remains of the car will be crushed (sob) so the more I can rescue from it the better. Anyone got any technical drawings for this?

Thanks.
 

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Look inside the fuel filler opening and you will see two set screw like things about 3 inches long and about 3 mm wide with a straight cut head on each. Use a small screwdriver to loosen each, then pinch them together. They are threaded into two pins that go into the casting that surrounds the filler. When these are pinched together, the fuel door will pull out. Watch out for the spring if you have one, as it may try to get away from you. Good luck!
 

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Thanks Steve and RexCars.

I already took out those grub screws just couldn't get the springs to budge with a screw-driver and worried force pulling the thing out could end up damaging it. Angled pliers, never thought of that. Thanks very much, Steve, going to go get a pair.

Cheers :)
 

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Brutal fuel flap removal.

Hi,
Not a recommended process unless you are scrapping the vehicle or REALLY good at body repairs.

Couldn't get the spring-loaded pins loose with long, bent pliers so resorted to drilling through the wing.

To push on the top pin there is actually access possible from the boot so no need to drill the top holes shown but this still wasn't enough to get the thing out as the bottom pin still held it in. So drilled the bottom holes too.
Pushed on the pins simultaneously with two hex/allen keys (about 3mm) and finally it came out. Brutal but effective...
 

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