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Gasket source for fuel tank filler neck "shield"?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dyeager535, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I know this is a very niche product, but GM apparently doesn't sell them, and I had to actually replace the shield. This is the piece inside the bed on the K5 behind the passenger side wheelwell.

    Just wondering if anyone knows of a source for this thing. As my truck proved, this is a very critical piece, if the seal leaks, it rots the truck out in that area.

    For those that don't know what the piece looks like, it has a 90* bend where the bed meets the bedside, so making a gasket would be fairly complex.

    If no source, I'll RTV it, but if I ever have to pull it again, it will be hard to get out. Even with the stock foam gasket the old shield bent trying to pry it off the truck, I can't imagine how fun RTV would make the job.
     
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    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    I just used some Fusor self-leveling seam sealer. worked great. Any seam sealer will work. The self leveling sealer flows a little nicer and makes for nicer presentation (like that has ever mattered to me LOL)

    Chris
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    www.lmctruck.com. They have the whole shield. RTV is probably your best bet if its just the gasket as they don't list the gasket in the Suburban catalog
     
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    Filler neck Gasket

    The part number from LMC is 32-3332 and it costs 9.95...then add shipping. I have my catalog here at work so I can look at parts and list what I need...I have the 05 Spring edition BZC.18 catalog. You need to have that info if you order online.
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Thanks for the number/price.

    Seems pretty pricey, tube of sealant is probably half their before shipping price. :)
     
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    I got both pieces from the stealership a couple of years ago when I swapped tubs. IIRC the gasket was more than the sheetmetal :crazy:

    James
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Maybe that was it...I didn't feel that a gasket was worth more than the piece it seals. :) Been a year or so since I checked.

    Sealant of some type is probably the best bet at keeping that joint from leaking, I painted over the stock paint to hopefully give it some more protection in the first place.
     
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    I have both new

    The gasket is just a oval piece of weather stipping.

    gas filler cover and gasket (Medium).jpg

    gas filler cover (Medium).jpg
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yep, that's it! :)

    Gasket doesn't even have holes punched in it??
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I've got some butyl tape, but my feeling on using it (or that urethane I suspect) is that if I've ever got to get that thing off again, I'd NEVER be able to clean it up or seperate it without a huge hassel.
     
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    What about the white foam sealant in a can from DAP. You can spray it on and then when it dries trim the edges with a sharp utility knife.
     
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    No holes punched in it. I would just get some weather stipping and call it good
     

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