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post #1 of 10 Old 10-30-2014, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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Evap valve on fuel tank help!

Somehow I broke off a nipple on the evap valve on top of the fuel tank. It is located on top of the tank right above the fuel full hose. I need options to fix this damn thing as there is no parts (according to dealer) and will have to buy a $700 fuel tank to fix???? I was getting the gascap light along with 2 codes for evap leak detected. I thought I could glue it back together but there is a whole chunk missing so that's out. As of right now I siliconed a screw in the tank and the line but am still getting the gascap light. I broke the one which has the inline sensor coming from the gascap. Is there an alternative way to fix this without spending big$$$$? You can see where it's broke in the pic (red circle) and the fitting or sensor that connects to it is where the blue arrow is pointing. Sorry for large pic but makes it easier to see. PLEASE HELP!!!

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post #2 of 10 Old 10-30-2014, 06:34 PM
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Try and claim it under warrantee as it is an emissions problem that is covered under a separate warrantee.

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Worse comes to worse, buy one from a junkyard.

But I'd try getting it covered under warranty first.

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Wonder if you could tap it and put a smaller nipple on it?
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or maybe drill it out and epoxy a nipple into it?
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Problem fixed.... I ended up putting screws in for plugs and no more codes!!!! I did not want to do the warranty deal because if I don't make a claim I will get my $1600 back. Would be silly to lose $1600 for a $500 tank. Not afraid to use warranty but will only do it for something major.....hopefully won't need it!
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UPDATE: Just went to fill up my fuel tank and the line that I broke and plugged is for the filler neck vent. Could only trickle the fuel into the tank or the fuel nozzle would kick out. Looks like I will just take it in......Dammmit!
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... jmo but I would surely try to fix it with one of the suggested remedies mentioned above, before I would lose that $1600.

Man that sucks. Good luck.

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I had the same problem , they make some pretty good 2 part epoxy now and I was able to glue mine back on with some stuff from lowes . It has bee a year now and no codes

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Bought the epoxy but there was a large chuck of the nipple missing. Took to the dealer today and thedirtman was right. Emissions are covered under the Factory warranty so everything is good! They will call me when it's done!
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