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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Fuel tank filler hose Reply with quote

You should be able to get up in there if you channel your inner contortionist. But, depending on how the hose clamps are laid out, it may be more difficult to tighten them up proper. Obviously the more you can remove from your engine compartment (carb, heater fan, etc), the easier it will be to get up in there. Don't forget to limber up!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Fuel tank filler hose Reply with quote

There is a good you tube video on replacing rubber elbow. Not sure how to add a link, but search "replacing the fuel filler neck in a VW bus".
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:47 am    Post subject: Re: Mercedes Sprinter fuel hose Reply with quote

GratefulGerman wrote:
Just replaced the fuel hose and the elbow filler neck.

Some pics to show you the solution with the mercedes fuel hose.


long and short fuel pipe

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filler neck a little cracky after 35 years

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fuel hoses in comparison. The mercedes hose is a little bit shorter but fits just fine

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fuel hose installed

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I bought this mercedes part for 8,22 euros, a decent price I think.


Before I go chasing round Mercedes dealer parts departments here in the UK, how did this hose last, as we are now 6 years on?
Thank you.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vw76westy wrote:
here are pics of filler hose
i took the OG filler hose with me to muffler shop & asked for exhaust tube with same bend as hose ($15)
then added 1ft strait filler hose ($20)cut into 2 pieces
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We can get the same Gates hose (23936) that you used here in the UK at a reasonable price.
How well did this hose last 8 years on?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Fuel tank filler hose Reply with quote

Just a heads up if anyone's thinking of going with the Sprinter hose anytime soon.

I was at the local Freightliner/Sprinter dealer earlier today -- who had to order it in for me, defeating the purpose of going there -- and the guy at the parts counter told me that there's only 23 of them in the US Freightliner/Mercedes parts channel right now. Get 'em while you can...?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:13 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel tank filler hose Reply with quote

tristessa wrote:
Just a heads up if anyone's thinking of going with the Sprinter hose anytime soon.

I was at the local Freightliner/Sprinter dealer earlier today -- who had to order it in for me, defeating the purpose of going there -- and the guy at the parts counter told me that there's only 23 of them in the US Freightliner/Mercedes parts channel right now. Get 'em while you can...?


Check your local Dodge dealer...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Fuel tank filler hose Reply with quote

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Check your local Dodge dealer...


I got this one on Ebay in August from the Tasca Chrysler Dodge dealer in Westerly, Rhode Island for something like $20 delivered.

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It is a good fit, but it seems to be about 3/4 of an inch shorter than the original hose.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Fuel tank filler hose Reply with quote

Does anybody have any experience with the bus depot hose?

http://www.busdepot.com/211201125
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:10 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel tank filler hose Reply with quote

Just ordered 2 of the MB part. This job is on deck for next month. Good to have a spare. Thanks for posting!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:56 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel tank filler hose Reply with quote

so lets sum this up:

the size of hose you need is 2 1/4"
early bays up to 73 use a sraight length of NAPA NBH1055
mid bays 73-76 use NBH1056; the one with the 45deg bend*
late bays use a short piece of NBH1055 or the MB hose 9014760026; also available (and i assume, much cheaper) through dodge.

*i have installed the 1056 hose multiple times and it can be made a very good fit with a SLIGHT angle cut at the tank end.
other options for mid bays are the later metal fill pipe and a short piece of 2 1/4" or the MB part.
or having an exhaust elbow made and used in conjunction with two short 2 1/4" pieces or MB part.
**there is also a NAPA hose NBH1057 that has a 90deg bend in it that i do not have any experience with.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel tank filler hose Reply with quote

kleinevw wrote:
Does anybody have any experience with the bus depot hose?

http://www.busdepot.com/211201125


It looks to me like it is the NAPA 1056 hose with the slight angle cut already made in it, I would guess that it would work fine.

Their hose for the later Bays appears to be the Dodge/MB hose, it too should work fine.

A radiator hose pick would help in getting either of these hoses in place.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:01 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel tank filler hose Reply with quote

Anyone using the bus depot $35 or aircooled.net $75 versions of the bent tube? They look alike, but big difference in price. May go with the Napa tube if still available.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel tank filler hose Reply with quote

I see the Napa 1056 online at $39.99. Looks to be about the same minus being precut. Would like to know if anyone has used either hose.
I think I would opt for the Napa one that way I get to cut the shape of the hose to perhaps get it to fit to MY liking.

If I can't get any opinions on this hose, I'll just opt to the muffler shop route.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:36 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel tank filler hose FAQ Reply with quote

I went with the Napa 1056 with the 45 degree angle. Had to make an angled cut on the tank end. Mine had a slight kink due to the angle so I stuffed the spring that came with the OG hose to minimize the kink. Pretty easy, the angled cut is the only hard thinking part because you've only one shot at it.

Did you find a solution for the 90 degree vent tube on top of the tank?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:48 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel tank filler hose Reply with quote

sestino wrote:
ToolBox wrote:

Check your local Dodge dealer...


I got this one on Ebay in August from the Tasca Chrysler Dodge dealer in Westerly, Rhode Island for something like $20 delivered.

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It is a good fit, but it seems to be about 3/4 of an inch shorter than the original hose.


I just got it from Tasca via Ebay as well, for the same price. No fuss, came super quick, too.

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My new elbow, too!
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