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Hi peeps.

Just went to fill up my saab at my local filling station.There i was minding my own buisiness putting the local brew into my tank.Got to twenty pounds on the pump(it was all the cash i had on me at the time),looked down and lo and behold there was a dirty great puddle of petrol on the ground underneath my car.
As you can imagine i was not too amused as i thought that i had smelt petrol round my car for a while.The question is,will this afect the performance of my car until i get it fixed?. And how much will a new filler neck be?

Eeeeek!!!


 

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Mine does the same if I try to fill once the nozzle has clicked off once. I probably have a leak in the filler neck somewhere. Haven't got around to looking for it because it hasn't been priority item...I just don't fill it past the inital shutoff point. I haven't noticed performance problems, except when I have a full tank and go around corners...I notice a distinct fuel smell.

Hey...its an old car, what can I say?
 

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If the tank is full then a loose fuel pump locking ring will allow fuel to come out of the top of the tank and drip onto the floor. I ended up with a huge pool on the floor at my local tesco and when I pointed this out to them they didn't seem to care. I on the other hand drove the car right back to the farage who had put the pump in and got them to tighten it up.

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If you find out how to get to the filler tube at the top end can you let me know as I suspect the only way to get my fuel cap off is to take the filler fiting out and try to undo the cap from the tank side of the cap.

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If you look inside the filler opening, there is a rectangular rubber dust seal - the retaining screws for the filler assembly are behind it.
The assembly is fastened to the rubber fuel hose with a big Jubilee clip, (which is probably rusted).
Further down is another short hose (and two rusty clips), then the fibreglass(?) pipe to the tank.
Back to the filler assembly- there is a medium sized hose going into the little charcoal cannister-this is held on by one of those clips that you squeeze with a pair of pliers to open.
At the lowest point of the filler assembly is a little drain hose- just a push-fit.
Disassemble that lot and you should trace any problems easily - you'll also probably find a lot of hidden rust, too.
Best of luck!
 
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