Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:28 am

I agree Smitty. Don't quite understand why CA has to make *censored* difficult. You're right on the rust inhibitor though. I cut part of my bed out to fit a truck box in so it wasn't sitting in the middle of it and where I cut has started to rust. Should've painted it when I cut it. Oh well, I'm hoping ot get maybe two more years out of it then maybe I'll have enough money saved up for a full size with a crew cab.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:47 am

IOF, where the hell is the pix of the neck install after all this???? :mad: :clap: toothy
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:51 am

Haven't gotten to it yet. My wife works nights so I couldn't do it when it came on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday and it appears to be raining (as usual) right now and I'm not lying on my back in a muddy wet gravel driveway getting rusty bits of metal in my eye in the rain. At least not until I've had a few more cups of coffee and breakfast. If I don't get to it today it'll definitely be in tomorrow. Then there will be pics. :D
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:20 am

I'm On Fire wrote:You coated the entire thing with JB weld? Was it as rusted as the one on my truck?


Yes and Yes.....

Fuel would run on on the ground.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:26 am

That is impressive.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:08 am

I took it to the wire wheel on the bench grinder first. I thought I took pictures of it but I can't find them....
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:32 am

My bench grinder is shot. I've been meaning to replace it.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:41 am

Try a wire brush & some elbow grease--I think you can get that at TSC--if not, I've got a bunch up here :clap: toothy
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:49 am

It was like $15 in JB Weld vs $100+ for the part....

I also JB welded the hole in my oil pan... Still not leaking.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:28 am

Why do I think that this is NOT the only rust issue you have? That exposed filler neck catches hell in the salt for sure.....just remember not to dump too much into a scrap yard treasure, if that is what it becomes.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:53 am

whistlenut wrote:Why do I think that this is NOT the only rust issue you have? That exposed filler neck catches hell in the salt for sure.....just remember not to dump too much into a scrap yard treasure, if that is what it becomes.


That is the dilemma I have with this truck.. Invest some money to repair the rust or buy another. I would rather do neither.

Although I have already replaced the bed... Just needs cab corners and the bottom of the doors replaced/fixed.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:53 pm

freetown fred wrote:Try a wire brush & some elbow grease--I think you can get that at TSC--if not, I've got a bunch up here :clap: toothy


Oh I've got plenty of wire brushes. Every time I can't find one, I buy one.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:27 pm

I just went to put the neck in and as I was standing there I thought to myself, "You know what. I should make sure the OEM cap will fit on it BEFORE I put it in." So I took the OEM cap off and tried to put it on the neck. Nope. No fit. So, before I pit it on I need to take it to the auto parts store and find a cap that'll fit.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:37 pm

Oh, it just gets better. I went out and picked up the cap that is supposed to fit this neck and it does the same thing. Upon further inspection the threads inside the neck are mismatched. One is further away from the other. So, when I try to screw on the cap it goes on crooked and won't seat. I've been in contact with the company I bought it from and they are telling me I can return it.

Well, I'm back to square one. I need to find one that isn't made in some third world country with Russian dictators and children laborers.

*EDIT*

Google is great. I started looking for another neck and it turns out another site was selling the same neck and they listed a different gas cap than the site I actually bought the neck from. So, I'll get that one and try it before I RMA this thing out.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:39 pm

Yeah don't give up yet -- there has to be a cap that fits that damn thing somewhere ...

Now you see why I drink. Welcome to my world ... :cheers: :shots: :drunk:
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