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hardware around tank filler neck?
« on: August 23, 2019, 03:21:26 PM »
Can anyone confirm if I remove any of the bolts that surround the fuel tank filler neck that there aren't small nuts that will fall inside?  OK, perhaps silly question but I want to see if I can fit a RAM ball mount to the neck area that requires I remove a couple of the existing Hex bolts/screws.  Looking at the parts diagram it appears they screw into the "Filler Neck Moulding" instead of individual fittings.  I'd rather not start to loosen them and hear "plink" or even "plop".  :114:

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Re: hardware around tank filler neck?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2019, 07:03:16 PM »
I've not had the need to strip mine down, but there's quite a good Photo of the Fuel Tank in this Topic :

Annoying fuel filler deflector

It appears to show threaded inserts secured in the top of the Tank,
into which the Cap Head bolts are screwed.

There are 7 screws in total - 6 external, and another that is accessed by opening the fuel cap.

I can't see any loose Nuts corrresponding to these 7 screws in any of the exploded drawings,
so I can only assume they are all Captive fittings.

( The screws are not shown in the exploded drawing of the Fuel Tank -
they are in the drawing for the "Lock Set & Immobiliser" ! )

The same Topic has comments from Member "Hackle" saying he has removed his,
so maybe send him a PM and ask to confirm ?

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Re: hardware around tank filler neck?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 01:44:05 AM »
Rick505, no problem with removing the small screws that hold the tank cap, filler neck in place. I've had mine out to cut away the plastic filler neck to give me quicker fill times. Unless you drop a screw into the tank, there's no nuts below that will drop in. It's just a matter of being careful.  :821: :158:
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Re: hardware around tank filler neck?
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2019, 02:50:30 PM »
Thank you....now you planted to chance I'll drop one of the screws into the tank!   :156: