BMW E36 Fuel Filler Neck

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BMW E36 Fuel Filler Neck

Post by josh2109 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:47 pm

Hi Folks,

So, as per the title I went and liberated the fuel filler neck from an E36 at the scrappy today. Now I'm just wondering if there's a write up anywhere on how to fit it... Or if anyone on here has fitted one and would like to point me in the correct direction then that'd be much appreciated :)

Cheers,
Josh



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Re: BMW E36 Fuel Filler Neck

Post by PeteGLi » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:42 pm

If you search for posts by 'markh' with the key words 'BMW fuel filler', you should find what you are looking for.



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Re: BMW E36 Fuel Filler Neck

Post by josh2109 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:34 am

Cheers for that, had a quick look and saw the pics :) can't see from those threads if it's a straight fit though?

Also, when I remove the filler neck from my Rocco, is the quarter tank of petrol left in there going to pour out on me? :?



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Re: BMW E36 Fuel Filler Neck

Post by Village Idiots » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:56 am

Yes!



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Re: BMW E36 Fuel Filler Neck

Post by mark1gls » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:03 pm

I managed it with the fuel gauge just into the red, back jacked up, without fuel coming out when I took the filler neck off.


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Re: BMW E36 Fuel Filler Neck

Post by PeteGLi » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:00 pm

josh2109 wrote:Cheers for that, had a quick look and saw the pics :) can't see from those threads if it's a straight fit though?
It is not a straight fit. You have to do a bit of bending, using a hot air gun or hair dryer to soften the plastic and you also need to fill the pipe with sand so that it does not kink and deform when you bend it.



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Re: BMW E36 Fuel Filler Neck

Post by tim84storm » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:20 pm

Hi,

My filler neck is corroded again - bit narked about that as paid £176 for one from the dealers in 2004 and gave it several coats of hammerite before fitting - am thinking of doing the BMW E36 repair - but the markh how to thread seems to have gone. If anybody has done this repair I would like to know how you fix the new neck to the car - can you use the mounting holes for the old neck or do you have to drill new holes for the new one - does the BMW neck have already have a fitting for this purpose? if not what's the best thing to use to secure the BMW neck if a new one has to be fabricated? - and also how does the BMW one fit with the existing breather pipe stuff - is that a direct fit or are some new bits required and if so what?

Would prefer to know the answers before getting involved in the job!

Thanks to anybody for the above info.