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 Posted: 05-16-2019 04:34 pm
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If you have one of the pre '75 filler tubes then opening the cap and use your finger or equivalent to get that fianl section in. Standard SOP is to have all the straps, hose clamps loose so the tank can be moved around a little(the rubber gets old & stiff causing this problem.
I always put a light coating of #2 Permatex on the outside of the metal tube to prevent water from entering. I also use the #2 on the donut-to-paint interface for the same reason(won't harm your paint).
If you have one of the later filler tubes that has the restriction inside(for unleaded gas which is almost all you can get now) either get an earlier tube or just keep working at it