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Hi,

Background - my fuel filler panel area was rotten so I had a mk2 panel welded in its place. It worked mostly well except, since buying the black plastic insert I've found the hole is not large enough.

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I can make the hole bigger with a cutting tool but i am not 100% sure how the black plastic insert fits up against the lock actuator behind the fuel panel. Long shot but has anyone ever taken one of these apart before? I've mocked up on the pic where I think i need to cut...

This would be a good time to have my other Corrado around but it's 300 miles away.

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The other issue while I am here - sharing as useful to know for others who may need to do this fix -  the mk2 panel fits slightly proud at the area highlighted. I think I could knock it in a bit (actually I will leave to a professsional to re-shape) 

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Hi MJA, 

Pic attached, unfortunately can't get you any dims as I have removed the lock due to rust around the actuator

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Just thinking the other way around,  is there a mk2 insert that could be used instead?

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Cheers guys. I have thought about the mk2 option - it would be a blank and loose the actuator arm thing on the door. I'll need to put a locking filler cap (to be fair the car doesn't really leave my sight so maybe not).

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Hi MJA, 
Pic attached, unfortunately can't get you any dims as I have removed the lock due to rust around the actuator
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Actually I dont suppose you remember how the black plastic insert mounted up yo your actuator? Is it that thing I see behind my square hole - mines semi loosely fitted and will push in a touch with finger pressure.

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Posted (edited)

Hi MJA, see pics below of the assy. 

Mine isn't going to lock anymore but as you say it won't leave my sight so no too worried about a locking filler cap

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Thank you for that, i can see it sort of loops back on it's self and the black insert bit clips to the rod. 

I'm about to start working the area and am dropping the fuel tank so should be able to get a good view from behind (as the body shop failed to route the breather pipes through the chassis leg). 

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Stone - i think ill probably go the same route as you and delete the actuator.

 

I've removed the fuel tank today and had a nose around.

 

The plastic part in the pic was supposed to screw into the body but the screw holes have succumbed to rot. Looks to be a silly design really - huge hole where the actuator comes through allowing water and whatever else enter the inner arch.

 

Well that is my excuse for deleting it anyway! b984e9f251b1d3287a73a57f5e28b025.jpg

 

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@MJA mine was the same, looked OK until I touched it and then a huge hole opened up, not the easiest fix as access is awful - I'll put some pics up later on if it helps.

Went to put my tank back in and found a pipe with no connection - anyone have any ideas? 

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Looks like over fill drain pipe from the filler neck?

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Hi Stone, yeah photos would be good. It is a tricky area to do anything with.

My tank is a little different to yours, I think it is the same as Dox - return line. My one connects up the pipes that runs under the car. I put my finger on the points. Some pics:

Also inc a pic of the hole in the chassis leg for it to run through. My bodyshop trapped it underneath with the brown/clear pipe (disconnected on mine and stank of fuel).bf0cd542d85a77fb6cff71859a2a83ed.jpgc77590618a3ff4b694f3fee83ac508ca.jpgdb74862ede6880fdf312083d0ff48a31.jpg19c24bd3b4492e7556690ddb60054cc3.jpg70a74edb4b1ce020c26ec6709cd8551c.jpg

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Hi @MJA

Looks like you have the other setup at the filler (mine orange, yours blue) 

Mine has the purple reservoir so I can't see there is anywhere for the pink connection to go - I assume you have the other reservoir type (green) 

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Yes that's right I have the green one on mine. It is a 70l tank/vr6 if that makes a diff

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