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Old 11-05-2006
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What NOT to do when adding injector cleaner: clogged fuel neck!

Had to take apart my fuel filler neck today.

Actually, it's been a problem for about a week or two. I put some injector cleaner in back a week or so ago, and when I tried to break the top seal, it just pushed inward and hung inside the bottle neck like a flap.

Well, I was too impatient to fish it out so I left it there -- and when I added the bottle to the filler neck it broke off and went down the tube.

Our filler necks are wide at the top, but taper down to a pipe with an I.D. or about 3/4" or so. At the very end of the 3/4" diameter section is a "flare" or "bulge" over which fits the rubber hose that goes to the tank.

Also, at the end of that 3/4" section is a filter/anti-siphon screen. The little piece of foil went down the neck and lay flat against that screen and clogged the tube.

It took like 5 to 10 minutes to get 6 or 7 gallons into the tank because the pump nozzle would click off as soon at the top part of the neck got full and I had to wait until it drained down before squeezing it again, lol.

What a pain.

Anyway, took the hose clamp off and pulled of the rubber hose (the big one only, not the vent) and took the 3 screws out that hold the filler neck in place and shook it upside down while holding the little flap open. Out came the 5/8" diameter piece of laminated plastic/foil which had sealed the cleaner.

All better now.

Just a word to the wise: make sure you completely remove that seal before you add the bottle!

Yes, I am a lazy moron to have not done so!
 
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after everything youve done to that truck, a little piece of foil gets you. just kidding john.
 
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that little piece of foil could be the death of you john, its a sign


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hahaha.. funny stuff john
 
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Originally Posted by Gay-briel
that little piece of foil could be the of you john, its a sign


hahaha
Gosh, you're right! I mean, what if I'd like SWALLOWED it and couldn't breath or crap anymore or something...
 
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Gosh, you're right! I mean, what if I'd like SWALLOWED it and couldn't breath or crap anymore or something...
nah.. you're a smart guy John... you'd figure out how to disassemble your throat and retrieve the little piece of foil in time, lol.
 
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It's pretty strange. There are certain words I can't type because I have filtering software on this computer. Believe it or not, it objects to d e a t h and I have to use a synonym, lol. Look where it processed the quote from Gay-briel and you'll see it removed it, lol.

It also doesn't like c r a c k or any version of that so if I were to get a c r a c k e d piston or something I'd have to find another way to say it.
 
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Originally Posted by n3elz
It's pretty strange. There are certain words I can't type because I have filtering software on this computer. Believe it or not, it objects to d e a t h and I have to use a synonym, lol. Look where it processed the quote from Gay-briel and you'll see it removed it, lol.

It also doesn't like c r a c k or any version of that so if I were to get a c r a c k e d piston or something I'd have to find another way to say it.

lol... wow weird
 
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Yeah, I guess if the software figures on filtering that stuff, there must be some VERY wierd people out there, lol. I mainly got it to keep off the computer, or to keep my kids from going where they shouldn't. No filter is perfect, but neither is body armor -- but it's still a good idea in a shootout, lol.

Still, it's quite annoying at times so I see why people get "attitudes" towards filtering software in general. I'm willing to tolerate it for the benefit it provides.
 
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howd we go from pluggingthe gas tube to filtering software?
 
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I quoted a post and my software filtered a word -- so I commented on it, lol. That's Ranger-Forums though: "the forum where every Topic is Off-Topic"...
 
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Originally Posted by n3elz
I quoted a post and my software filtered a word -- so I commented on it, lol. That's Ranger-Forums though: "the forum where every Topic is Off-Topic"...
Well at least every topic you post in, John.
 
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Good to know about the "foil" tab. When putting gas line antifreeze in, I always pull the tab off, but that's good to know for the other bottles of junk with no pull tab on them.
 
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FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

The first rule about truck club is that no one EVER talks about truck club...
 
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Originally Posted by Gearhead61
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

The first rule about truck club is that no one EVER talks about truck club...
Oh, a wise guy eh?
 
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Hey Porcupine, see 'dat?
 
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