Installing new filler neck grommet...

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  1. LivewireBlanco

    LivewireBlanco Well-Known Member

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    Any tips or tricks to make this install smooth and easier? 1971 Dart.
     
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    Vaseline is all i used went in easy no problems.
     
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    • 1969VADart

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      Boil the rubber grommet on the stove for about 10 minutes. That will soften the rubber up a lot. Then it will pop right into the gas tank. Apply some dielectric grease to the grommet once it is in the tank and the filler neck should slide right in very easy.
       
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        I didn't need to boil mine. I used the DMT seal and just lubed it a bit. I did remove the three screws from the tube flange/body/cap so it could move a bit. A little painters tape held the pad till I got it over the tube and positioned. Suggest putting the driver side strap into the slot prior to putting the tank up. Passenger side was easy afterward on my B'cuda.
         
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        Each has their own trick for lubing- I use armor-all- dries clean and is good for the rubber.
         
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        Didn't take the time to research, got the wrong seal, went in easy... too easy. Filled the tank and had gas dripping down under the car. Correct seal next go-around what a ...SOB... it was to get it right, used Vaseline for the install and finally fixed it.....