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#1 efseiler

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

Is replacing the fuel filler neck in a '98 Outback wagon dfficult?  Mine's getting rusty and may need replacing...

 

 

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#2 grossgary

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:46 PM

no, it's actually really easy. slightly annoying with lack of space down by the tank but it's still hardly any worse than simply changing your oil.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:49 PM

Sweet...that's some more good news.

 

 

Oddly enough the filler neck started to leak right about the same time that my muffler completely failed from rusting through!

 

 

I guess by now I shouldn't be surprised by that.

 

 

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#4 davebugs

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:21 PM

The Outback is actually much easier than on an L due to the body lift.  That wee little bit of extrs space makes a difference.



#5 efseiler

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:01 PM

Not being a mechanic I wouldn't know...but I like to have an idea beforehand of how tough a job will be.  That way I can offer the right kind of encouragement... :-)

 

 

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#6 efseiler

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:27 PM

I had some time today so I took another look.  I poured some gas in slowly and then examined the filler neck from below...there was no leakage that I could see.

 

 

I guess when I topped the tank off it must have overflowed and leaked somewhere in there.  I couldn't explain why it was still leaking even after I had driven down a 1/4 tank...I suppose some must have gotten into some hard-to-reach place. (I heard there's some kind of overflow valve or stopcock in there).

 

 

Topping the tank off then would be a bad idea...






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