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Well the DeVille is definitely leaking gas at the

filler pipe just above the tank.

BodyByFisher, didn't you do a replacement of the

Fule Filler?

Just had the fuel pump assy replaced and the

mechanic, I use the term loosely, said there was

nothing wrong with the filler, even though I

had been smeeling gas.

Pulled off the cover sheild.

The Filler pipe is pretty rusty and slightly wet.

Looks like it leaks when I fill up..won't do that again...

Has anyone changed out the filler pipe on a Deville?

Doesn't look too hard, except maybe working the

new ones in.

Are the rubber hoses part of the filler tubes, or sold

seperately? Do I need to order any gaskets, etc?

thanks

jim

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You have a good memory. There was a thread by someone describing the same problem you describe. I chimed in and said that I had just noticed that my filler pipe was rusty also.

This is the thread by Cassie:

http://caddyinfo.ipbhost.com/index.php?sho...ic=9400&hl=pipe

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You have a good memory. There was a thread by someone describing the same problem you describe. I chimed in and said that I had just noticed that my filler pipe was rusty also.

Thanks for the link, Mike.

I suppose yours is fine, since you live in the south...

Doesn't look too easy, as it

looks like it is too big to fit into the wheel well!

Has anyone had the pleasure of changing one out?

thanks

jim

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Your Deville should be fairly easy to do. The Deville and Eldos have more room in the rear panel to turn and position the fill tube than the STS. There should be rubber hosing (2) coming from the tank that simply sleeve over the ends on the fill tube. The hardest part about installing the fill tube is getting it into position. It reminds me of trying to push in a sectional couch through a short L-shaped doorway. When Dave and I installed my fill tube......what a pain. But when we found the correct line of entry it went in smoothly but you couldn't slide a quarter between the "allowable" space and the tube. Dave informed me that Devilles and Eldos are a breeze because of the extra room. But it does look cramped under there doesn't it?

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Your Deville should be fairly easy to do. The Deville and Eldos have more room in the rear panel to turn and position the fill tube than the STS. There should be rubber hosing (2) coming from the tank that simply sleeve over the ends on the fill tube. The hardest part about installing the fill tube is getting it into position. It reminds me of trying to push in a sectional couch through a short L-shaped doorway. When Dave and I installed my fill tube......what a pain. But when we found the correct line of entry it went in smoothly but you couldn't slide a quarter between the "allowable" space and the tube. Dave informed me that Devilles and Eldos are a breeze because of the extra room. But it does look cramped under there doesn't it?

Thanks for the insight Regis,

I thought I better order both the steel tubes and the

rubber tubes due to age...

thank you,

jim

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