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Fuel filler pipe repair


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#1 fender

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 03:16 PM

has anyone patched a fuel filler pipe? my 95 legacy at has a little leak. i was thinking of cleaning it up and trying some jb weld or epoxy on it. what do you think would work best short of buying a new pipe. thanks

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 03:27 PM

buy a new pipe. They aren't overly expensive, and I know I personally wouldn't want to half arse anything in the fuel system that could potentionally lead to starting a fire.

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 03:42 PM

has anyone patched a fuel filler pipe? my 95 legacy at has a little leak. i was thinking of cleaning it up and trying some jb weld or epoxy on it. what do you think would work best short of buying a new pipe. thanks



My 94 has a jeezely leak in the filler neck area... I was thinking about trying something similar but I'm also starting to price around for replacements. since I should be able to R&R it myself I might splurge on a replacement :)

I just found one for my 94 at 1stsubaruparts.com for $111usd plus shipping.
That'll be touching $200 once it gets to me in Canada. Maybe I'll try a home-brewed repair and use the savings to buy fire insurance :drunk::grin:

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 05:01 PM

A buddy from college replaced the neck on his 95 for under 100. So I'd check the price of a new one. They may have changed designs.

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 05:08 PM

The problem is that where there is one rust through, others are sure to follow. In sanding and cleaning the metal around the hole, others will arise. I used an epoxy from Autozone and brake cleaner spray after sanding the area. I tried the epoxy becuse the screws holding the neck on seem immovable. I wasn't very successful as other areas were paper thin and seeped as well. Best to replace if you're keeping the car.

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 11:09 PM

thanks for your input everybody. i'll be buying a new pipe.




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