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There is a MAJOR issue with the gas filler tube on all Mustangs from 2000 - 2004. The smaller tube they used on these years were coverd with a plastic sheild and two tie clips. The sheild traps dirt and moisture and causes the filler tube to RUST and eventually causes a large hole in the filler tube, which of course means lots of gas on the ground.
I did a lot of research and found a TON of people with this problem. Normally they don't know about it until they see a puddle under their car.
it's not the grommet (although that does have its' own issues).
The reason I am posting this is to save people money! Go under your car now, even when you don't have the leaking issue yet and cut the tie wraps and remove the plastic sheild. If you don't have a hole already, you may be lucky and never have one once this sheild is removed.
If you don't do this, EVENTUALLY, everyone will have to replace the filler tube which is a $120 cheapest replacement part. (found a cheap place, most are 150, or 200 at ford)
I understand I am definately not the first, there are tons of people complaining about it and asking for instructions on how to fix it. But to my knowledge, NO ONE has given the advice to get under your car now and remove the plastic to make sure it doesn't happen to the next guy!
2001 Satin Silver Mustang V6
BBK Power Plus 70mm throttle body
Mac cold air intake
MAC long tube headers
MAC off-road H-pipe
MAC true dual exhaust
American Racing 5 spoke
Nexen N3000 255/40ZR17 tires
MAC white face gauges
Cobra front end
i had the grommet replaced on mine. went bad 3 weeks after i had the car. and just asking, has that area ever been cleaned? and still maybe thats why i get v8 mileg. eplain what em i looking for all i see is metal tube... or maybe its been done.. idk
If all you see is a metal tube, than someone who owned your car before was smart enough to take off the plastic "protective" plastic peice that originally covered the tube. Either that, or maybe they did not install them on cars not in the "rust belt".
Either way, your probably safe! The grommet is the 2nd problem, and if you replaced it, you should be good for many years.
Well, I need to get a new one according to Brake Plus. Mine is leaking. I have a 2000 Ford Mustang Convertible Base. Just purchased it the other day...Question; do I want the one piece or the two piece and what else do I need to get? The grommet and the neck seal too? This is all new to me..there is one on ebay for $113.95 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-20...=mtr#vi-ilComp
and one on Amazon for $163.24
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