I had my mech replace it, but I don't think it is hard except for the rollover sensor. It is about an hour's work.If anyone knows of a past thread on the replacement of the filler neck, 2000 Forester I would apreciate it. (yeah, I know, I need a factory service manual).
Congratz! If I had any clue what was wrong with mine I would have tried the DIY method, but it didn't cost too much I guess.DONE! Took an hour. Tons of crud came out and the neck was a mess of rust thru. But now the tank vents properly so it will take gas. It took care of 2 codes: P0451, (Tank Pressure) and possible P0440, (evap).
I wish I did the job myself and took pics now that this issue is coming out of the woodwork. Mine was replaced a good three years ago too. I would think a DIY with part numbers and pictures would be great if someone would write it up.We need a walk through on this because I feel like alot of SF's have the same problem. I'm gonna be replacing mine soon. Any steps to what you did feathercrafter?
I still can't believe that they don't at least put a thicker coat of paint on or anything. The filler pipe on my 04 XT is rusting, but I picked up a brand new one as a spare (which I'll be coating with truck bedliner or something similar) so I can replace it when the factory one rusts through (getting close right at the top)I just did this on my 1995 Escort. Procedure is the same, except I completely removed the fuel filler metal tube, removed as much rust as I could (wire brush, then sandpaper drill attachment). Then primed it. Let it set for at least a day. Then painted it. Let it sit for at least a day. Then clearcoated it. Let sit for at least a day. Then reinstalled with new hose and new stainless steel clamps. If I were made dictator, I'd require that these filler tubes be made of stainless steel.