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Old 06-30-2022, 05:28 PM   #1
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Oil Filler tube came out while driving found it on road when returning. I didn't lose much oil although plenty splashed around engine and firewall.
Have put it back in hope it doesn't happen again. Any suggestions how to stop this?
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Old 06-30-2022, 07:03 PM   #2
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Normally a light press fit. Try expanding the bottom part of the tube by hammering on it while it is on a mandrel. Any round steel part, mounted in a vice, can be the mandrel. The hammering will expand the metal.

Or glue it in with a loctite adhesive or other adhesive. If you use the adhesive clean everything with acetone.
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Old 06-30-2022, 07:21 PM   #3
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When I had that problem I tinned the tube with soft solder (tin and lead).
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Mine was loose but it didn't fall out. I did what nkaminar described and it worked fine.
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Old 07-01-2022, 10:46 AM   #5
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After you re-install the tube, lay a piece of 2X4 across it and tap it down w/a 3 or 5 lb hammer.
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Old 07-02-2022, 01:27 AM   #6
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Hello,
Thanks have tapped it down with a piece of 4x2 (that's how we describe it in NZ) and hammer. Took it for a short drive about two miles stayed there ok. It may have just worked out/up over time.
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