28i Capri Fuel Tank Valve & Grommet

Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by Vernon240, 1 June 2012.

  1. Vernon240

    Vernon240 Registered Capri Power Member

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    I've got a 2.8i fuel tank fitted to my Mk 2 capri and a couple of times now (the lst time being on the way back from the Classic for show) I topped up the tank and found fuel leaking from the tank around where the filler pipe is. After a few minutes the leakage stops, but it's not acceptable to keep doing this, so it was off with the tank to investigate.

    Mine is one of the alloy tanks made by GMS capri spares, but it takes all the 2.8i fittings, although the holes have proven to be a bit tight and have needed openeing up a little.

    Once the tank was out, I immediatly saw the problem. The gromet for the vent valve on these tanks was completely screwed:

    not too bad...
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    oh dear...
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    I think the chance of getting a new gromet was pretty much zero and any second hand one may not be too good anyway, being 25 years old, I investigated what I could use as an alternative.

    The internet being a wonderfull thing, I found a solution...which came in a very different box!

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    This is a valve and gromet from a jeep.

    Capri valve and gromet Vs Jeep valve and gromet.

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    the dimensions seem to be the same in the important areas...

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    and the valve looks good as well

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    Gromet in place..

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    and the valve in. Very tight fit, but better than my old one!

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    This came from TinleyTech in the UK:

    Hopefully this will help some one out and a nice piece of investigation work if I say so myself! :smokin: Took about 30 mins to find this all out, which aint bad in my book!
     
  2. ebd630x

    ebd630x Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hello, part numbers for the mopar part please and vehicle application if possible. I have been wondering what on earth to do to replace mine. Interestingly I had to take the tank out of my 2001 Ford Ka and the grommet and valve look exactly the same as the 2.8i. Being in Aus I can't just pop down to my local ford dealer and pick one up, but if anyone can tell me the Ford part numbers for both valve and grommit I can also try and get someone in the UK to see if these are still available from Ford.

    Cheers,
    James
     
  3. Liverpool-Lad

    Liverpool-Lad Registered Capri Power Member

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    Yep, more info please.
     
  4. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    excellent stuff Vernon - whats the chrysler part numbers and I'll stick it all in the Technical Archive.

    I have an ally tank fitted, when I assembled it all up years ago, I felt that the hole in the tank was a bit small but persevered, 2 years and the grommet split
    when i refitted I reamed the hole a bit, so no troubles since... but using a second hand rubber seal I'm just waiting for it to go again...

    so thats 2 clues for a good exchange fit
    Chrysler & Ka ... get the part numbers off your receipts and post up... will be real good info
     
  5. Vernon240

    Vernon240 Registered Capri Power Member

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    OK, here are the details.

    the number on the original part is VE3EC-9B076-AA

    The Jeep valve part number is J5360058, Vent Valve, While the grommet part number is 52018823.

    I believe these were fited to:
    Wrangler XJ and Commanche MJ and XJ from 1984 to 1996.

    There are probably more vehicles these were fitted to, but the part numbers should specifiy it exactly.
    hope this helps!
     
  6. TonyC

    TonyC Registered Capri Power Member

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    sorry to dig up an old post is this the one Vernon?

    http://www.tinleytech.co.uk/acatalog/Dodge.html
     
  7. NialDiamond

    NialDiamond Nial Diamond Capri Spares Trader

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    brilliant vernon ,was asked for one of these earlier so just forwarded the link


    what a site

    :guitar3: :guitar3: :guitar3:
     
  8. 302Capri

    302Capri Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks for this! I just swapped mine from 2.0 to 2.8 tank and the rubber is all dry and would leak I'm sure - was wondering what to do about it!
    Of course the answer is right here!! :headbang::/>

    I see there are heaps on Ebay US if you punch in the part numbers, so easily gettable if there are none available locally.

    Cheers,
    Steve
     
  9. Vernon240

    Vernon240 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Looks like the one....it was a roll over valve. Hope that helps, but if in doubt, drop them an email and ask them for the p/n to be 100%
     
  10. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    trevster mk 2 Registered Capri Power Member

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    great info, that's why i like this forum, so much better than facecomic
     
  12. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    it was a question on faceache that started my search.. I remembered the question being answered on here a while ago..
    so just updated the info
    gonna have to find a place for it in the techy section now..
     

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