[T3] 73 type 3 square back.

William Jahn willjahn975 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 19:42:07 PDT 2022

I guess they call the fuel fill boot a collar , same thing to me.


On Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 7:40 PM William Jahn <willjahn975 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I replaced the oil filler boot , the only one who made one that was proper
> was ISP West. I never had the filler neck off and the boot was rock hard
> and spitting . I
>  was amazed how much crud was around the metal fill tube and the boot
> where it sits inside the fresh air area . There was only silicone or a very
> old rubber gasket  between the filler neck back side of the flange and the
> body. ISP sent a rubber gasket.
>  I didn't have any solvent to clean the metal fill tube so I got off as
> much as I could then had to use ajak and a toothbrush several times to get
> the inside and outside of the fill tube clean then rinsed it well several
> times then used compressed air to blow it out dry. I had an old pill bottle
> over the tube to the engine so no crap could enter the engine. Scraped the
> old gasket off to the body and cleaned inside and outside so the oil boot
> and filler tube areas were clean and used an electrical cleaner for that.
> Then vacuumed all that fell out of the fresh air area. The inside body end
> of the oil fill boot from ISP West has three ridges to seal the metal fill
> tube like the original . Doesn't seem to be a real tight fit. I suspect
> it's good enough. Since the old gasket or silicone was not a  good seal any
> oil I spilled ran down and collected dust on the metal fill tube. It's all
> clean now. Can't say I care for the rubber gasket yet better then nothing.
>  I also straightened the timing hole since at some point someone used it
> to turn the engine over . I was able to get the hole flat and filed any
> burrs off then 400 grit to polish the edge so it won't cut the new plug . I
> had a rubber plug there for years so I bought one from ISP and it fit snug.
> I had to use silicone spray to get it in and turned it several times so it
> seats well and hopefully be able to remove it  .  Next is the fuel filler
> boot also from ISP the old one is shot. I saved the metal ring that fits
> into the fuel fill boot . Then the vent kit from Jim.
>  Lots of work.
> William
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