Install fuel tank seal/grommet to filler pipe
1989 Dynasty 3.0 liter / 6 cyl; 14 gal fuel tank :
Trying to insert the fuel filler pipe into the fuel tank .
Using new fuel tank seal / grommet.
I tried to first install the rubber seal / grommet into the fuel tank. Success.
Then, tried to push the steel filler pipe into the fuel tank seal/grommet.
The end of the filler pipe has a y shaped air breather that ends in a black plastic large sphere with a hole in it . This massive assembly gets in the way. Too fat to get through the rubber fuel tank seal/grommet.
So, I disassembled and placed the rubber seal / grommet over the steel filler pipe, then added the black nipple sphere at end of breather tube, slid everything into fuel tank and then ...
tried to force the rubber seal /grommet into the fuel tank hole.
What is the correct procedure?
Do you first insert the grommet into tank and then try to insert filler pipe with the massive sphere end nipple ? Does not seem plausible. Too much mass.
The alternative is to first place the grommet seal onto the filler pipe and then attempt to force shove the grommet seal into the fuel tank hole. Unfortunately, the mass of the steel filler pipe that is already inserted within the steel pipe is preventing me from squeezing the fuel tank seal grommet into the fuel tank hole .
Anyone successfully done this with the weird filler pipe fat end stuff? The internet videos do not have this issue . They easily lubricate the grommet, push it into tank , lubricate pipe ( no fat ending!!) and slide the pipe into the grommet.
No problems for them. Dodge Dynasty 3.0 liter appears to be unique.