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Old 08-14-2008, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Geo Metro Fuel Filler Neck Refab

The fuel filler neck on the geo goes down the back of the fender, and is covered by a piece of plastic. Once dirt and water get up here, it's rust heaven.

My filler neck rusted 2 holes through it.

This is a Dealer only item at $366!!!!!!!! Me and the guy at the parts counter just laughed.

So on to Napa for some Fuel Filler line, and on to Home Depot for some Galvenized pipe fittings.



I needed to keep the vent, luckily, that was the only part still in good shape, so I cut about an inch below the vent, giving me room to attach a new line.

Fuel filler hose is not flexible. Radiator hose can not be used for fuel, it will eat it.



It's a little over an inch from the tire, just far enough not to rub. When I have a little more time I can make some adjustments and get it tucked in a bit farther.



Total price, about $20

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Had to take it out to made an adjustment to get it further away from the tire, so took a picture:

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It's all about functionality...nothing else matters.
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That saved you over $300.00 and looks like it would be very safe. Better than dripping gas all over the place!
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Excellent work. I don't mean to be a conspiracy nut but it really is weird that there seems to be a few random "dealer only" parts that fail easily. It's almost as if they already knew ahead of time those parts would fail...
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It's all about functionality...nothing else matters.
Safety matters too. We will see if it stays leak free.
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PVC version of your mod? Hmmm...

Just had a thought...would PVC be an acceptable material, or does gas effect it? It seems a better solution if it can withstand constant contact with fuel...

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Just had a thought...would PVC be an acceptable material, or does gas effect it? It seems a better solution if it can withstand constant contact with fuel...

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I know of people that have rigged fuel cells with a PVC filler. I think the ideal would be to find a buddy that can bend some exhaust tubing up for you, you could make a leak free (provided you can weld/braze well enough), stock type piece that way.
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I know of people that have rigged fuel cells with a PVC filler. I think the ideal would be to find a buddy that can bend some exhaust tubing up for you, you could make a leak free (provided you can weld/braze well enough), stock type piece that way.
True. True...
However, if I did have a buddy that bent exhaust, I'd have cat-free systems on both Metros right now...lol
Mimicking the OEM part would be ideal, but solving a problem quickly, and on the cheap, often prevails!
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True. True...
However, if I did have a buddy that bent exhaust, I'd have cat-free systems on both Metros right now...lol
Mimicking the OEM part would be ideal, but solving a problem quickly, and on the cheap, often prevails!
It probably wouldn't cost that much to bend a piece up even if it wasn't a buddy deal. Just have to make sure it's someone who knows just what the hell they're doing. My dad's truck is proof that most of the franchise shops don't. 2 bends! The kid couldn't get 2! Bends right after having it explained to him twice, and being given a drawing of just wtf he was supposed to make. Finding something with a rubber filler neck that was long enough at the junk yard might be another option.

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