Fuel Filler Hose Leak

 

The previous owner had moved the gas tank out of the cab and into a much better location under the rear of the frame - both safer and fewer gas fumes. The fuel filler was correspondingly moved from the cab to the rear driver's side wheel well. However, the fuel filler "hose" used a very stiff, non-compressible piece of plastic tubing. Every time one would fill the truck, gas would drip out of the filler tube because the plactic tube could not be compressed to make a tight/secure fit to the tank nor to the fitting on the wheel well.

 
The first modification to the truck was to buy a "real" piece of fuel filler tubing of about the right length, with about the right bend, cut to fit and replace the plastic tube 1 hour job and no more leak.

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