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Old June 18th, 2020, 03:24 PM
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Default Gas filler neck

I finally dipped into my wallet for a new gas filler neck before the old one turns to crumbles. I've only been putting it off 9 years now....

Before I go to do the swap--are there any things that tend to bite or tips/tricks to save hassles? Everything looks obvious...but tight clearances and fit might make the change a bit fiddly. I figured it was better to ask a silly sounding question before I dug in and had issues than battle something there was an easy procedure to accomplish if you knew the "trick".

Hopefully the answer is "Goes right in, slick as snot".

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Old June 18th, 2020, 06:59 PM
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Warm it up with a heat gun to make it more pliable and a squirt of silicone spray would not hurt either.
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Old June 18th, 2020, 07:03 PM
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Replace the vent line end rubber if you unbolt the filler neck from the bed to do the hose swap. I did not replace my then 48 year old rubber piece when I change out my hose in 2015. I am using the vent line as the diesel return line. It swelled up and turned off my engine. Took forever to figure it out too.
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Old June 19th, 2020, 06:56 AM
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Dish soap works nicely for fitting rubber parts like this. Also, setting the filler hose out in the midday sun to soften it up can be helpful.
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