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#1 1-3-2-4

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:26 PM

So I finally got the pipe from the dealer (annoyed on that part) from Subarupartsforyou.com

Anyways I got that with the 3 screws They are labeled screws for fuel filler top.. Are these the one that replace the screws on the gas inlet? They look different.


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I figure I'd do it now it's raining but timing is good since I'm pretty much on a empty tank.

Any tips on removing the hoses?

Is the hose on the evap part hard to remove? I don't think I've seen talk on that part before.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 01:05 PM

Wow that is beautiful.

Maybe the new screws are a different size and/or thread pitch than the originals, or maybe they just figure they might be rusted out so you get new ones with it.

I haven't done this job yet, but in general for hoses I use grooved channel locks to grab the hose and twist it clockwise and counter clockwise until its death grip on what it is hooked to is loosened. Then usually they will pull off. Of course care is needed because it can damage the hose.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 01:20 PM

IIR there is a rubber gasket at the top where the flange that takes the 3 screws hits the body.

It's easy enough to see which screws work.

Do they look the same (diameter and thread pitch)?

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:46 PM

Yeah same but looks like you can use a socket on the new screws however the head on the old one stripped so going to still out now.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:02 PM

Maybe an air drill would be safer than electric? considering the :Flame: and all. But I suppose the drilling could still make sparks.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:13 PM

Thats an improvement. I've scrapped cars with good (newer replaced) filler necks because I couldn't get those crappy slotted screws out and wasn't gonna take a chance at blowing up the garage to get jus tone part off the car. And the rubber gasket I spoke off keeps tension on those screws for a few turns.

A bolt head is a definate improvement. I still always anti-seized them.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 04:17 PM

All done here :)

I will start with the part that caused it all.. and don't ever put it back on!

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 04:26 PM

Crap I forgot to put that flapper on the new pipe is it needed?

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 04:39 PM

my guess is to keep people from stealing the gas.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 05:46 PM

Glad you got one. I have the same pipes used in nice rust Free CO condition. I sent one out last week for $60 shipped.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 05:52 PM

Just filled up no leaks :) and nice hiss when opening the cap so its ok!




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