E87 1 Series Fuel Fill Pot Replacment

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Re: E87 1 Series Fuel Fill Pot Replacment

Post by bjt » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:35 pm

You can get to it from the underside if you remove the wheel and pull back the arch liner. Pretty much the only way to seat the rubber gasket fully. Don't think it's critical though.
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Re: E87 1 Series Fuel Fill Pot Replacment

Post by Ktmpedro220 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:37 pm

Cheers. Will do it then, just for peace mind.

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Re: E87 1 Series Fuel Fill Pot Replacment

Post by MPN1 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:14 pm

Changed mine today.
Didn't take the wheel off just drilled four holes where the clips are, broke the clips with a screwdriver, then pulled it out using a 90 degree hook through the drilled holes.
Smeared some oil on the rubber collar of the new one and around the filler neck and pushed the new one in right side first making sure the pin went through the hole before I pushed the left side in.
Took about twenty minutes.
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