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Old 09-13-2011, 07:42 PM   #1
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Why is so hard to find this for sale anywhere?

Mine leaks gasoline every time I fill up. It doesn't leak from the tank or anything just where the filler goes into the tank. I called my local Ford dealership and they wanted $244 for it! The parts guy even said he has no idea why it's that expensive for such a simple part.

Everywhere I look online I can't find one cheaper than $145. Advance, O'Reilly, NAPA all don't carry it. I called a local junkyard and they had 3 New Edges in their lot and all 3 were apparently missing the fuel filler neck. I've got one more chance at another junkyard in town tomorrow and then I'm out of luck apparently. Definitely not paying $244 for the part. I would expect a part with a pretty decent failure rate to be carried by more retailers and not be so expensive for a simple part.

Any tips guys? Any negatives to not getting this fixed soon?

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Edit: Also, could it be that the rubber gasket where the filler meets the gas tank is causing the leak? I've looked on forums and that was the more common problem with this kind of leak. If it is that the part is only like $20 from Ford.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:55 PM   #2
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Yep it's the grommet. $25 from any autoparts store.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:46 PM   #3
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you might want to check this thread out too:

http://mustangforums.com/forum/4-6l-...ube-issue.html
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:03 AM   #4
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Checked mine earlier and it's got a small hole in it. Damn, this sucks. I've got one last place in town to check for a filler neck and its also a junkyard with an 02. I really hope they have it for a decent price. I was gonna buy an O/R X this weekend but it looks like this is my next purchase. Really don't understand why it's so expensive and hard to find. Where do you guys recommend I get it if the junkyard doesn't work out?

Edit: Checked Advance Auto and O'Reilly's tonight before they closed and neither have the grommet.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:21 AM   #5
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Clean it and put some silicone on it as a temporary fix. Then maybe some duct tape wrapped around. It's a pretty temporary fix for now but you won't need to worry about gas spilling for the meantime.

I fixed my cracked sump pump hose in the house with some duct tape and it was blown apart and now water doesn't leak out when it pumps water out of my house.
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Really don't understand why it's so expensive and hard to find.
I told you a place that has one for $50 and it took you less than a minute to find. I don't understand why you're still whining about this.
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Because I don't like to order it like that. Don't understand why you care so much.
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Then don't whine about how expensive it is or how hard it is to find a replacement then...?
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If it is just a small hole you may have caught the major issue in time, use this stuff to plug the leak--and remember you cannot get the metal too clean before applying the epoxy. If you have the metalite cloth and alcohol can also buy just the fuel tank repair epoxy at most FLAPS for $5 or so.

If nothing else it may buy you some time...
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Hmmm...
I had a torn gasket from when I installed my new fuel pump and just had it replaced by my local Mustang shop for ~$70(total cost with labor and gasket). Took them about 25 minutes to replace it.
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