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Jacket
09-05-2011, 12:06 PM
I don't think this is that uncommon, but in researching why my cab stinks like fuel all the time I found this:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/Jacket/FJ40/fuel_sep_nipple.JPG

The barbed fitting broke at the base of the separator. Is there any way I could repair this with reasonable strength? Or other suggestions for a replacement part? Or maybe just run the hose into a T fitting and feed it into one of the other two hoses?

Uncle Ben
09-05-2011, 12:28 PM
can you thread in a metal threaded nipple? That kind of plastic will never be glueable.

rover67
09-05-2011, 04:08 PM
can you thread in a metal threaded nipple? That kind of plastic will never be glueable.

exactly what I was thinking.. slop some Plastic Epoxy on the threads maybe..

Jacket
09-05-2011, 07:19 PM
Worth a try. There's not much plastic to grab on to, but it is fairly rigid.

Inukshuk
09-05-2011, 11:20 PM
I think you could use JB Weld and built up really thick it would hold. To fix something similar once I made a small ring of aluminum foil as a little dam around the part and filled it in with epoxy (but for this I'd go with JB).

Jacket
09-06-2011, 06:17 PM
Thanks guys. I found a used part on Mud that will work splendidly.

rover67
09-06-2011, 08:50 PM
now that's no fun.. I was looking to forward to seeing epoxy hold back explosive gas fumes.

Rezarf
09-06-2011, 11:20 PM
Matt is that thing located between the tub and seat? I have to check that too. Mine always smells of gas (insert funny joke from UB here). ;)

Jacket
09-07-2011, 12:09 PM
Yea - behind the passenger seat where the filler neck enters the tub. There's a piece of sheet metal that covers the gas inlet, and it is mounted on the back of that sheet metal.

ttubb
09-07-2011, 12:58 PM
Here is a photo from mine...Pre restoration.....Terry

ttubb
09-07-2011, 01:00 PM
And the cover, for reference. T

Jacket
09-08-2011, 09:06 AM
Here is a photo from mine...Pre restoration.....Terry
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=25051&stc=1&d=1315418236


Thanks for the picture Terry. I didn't pay much attention to where each hose from the tank fed into the separator. I'm assuming it doesn't matter since all three chambers funnel into the single tube that runs to the charcoal cannister.

subzali
09-08-2011, 09:17 AM
I think it does matter Matt. Seems that there's check valves or such like in there, so you can't just tee the hoses together.

Jacket
09-08-2011, 12:06 PM
Lovely

subzali
09-09-2011, 07:50 PM
I think it does matter Matt. Seems that there's check valves or such like in there, so you can't just tee the hoses together.

I went back and looked at my FSM Matt. I was wrong. The check valve is later in the system. Come to think of it, I have a fuel vapor smell right after I fill up that I need to investigate. And I need to find that check valve and do some tests on my charcoal canister as well.

Jacket
09-11-2011, 10:11 AM
Yea - there's a check valve between the single hose that exits the vapor separator and the charcoal cannister. I suspect the separator "chambers" are the same, and just pull from 3 different "quadrants" of the fuel tank.

Rezarf
09-11-2011, 10:35 AM
Matt, how do you check a charcoal canister?

nuclearlemon
09-11-2011, 11:27 AM
Matt, how do you check a charcoal canister?

fsm should detail how to check and "clean" a charcoal canister