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    Fuel Filler Flange/Membrane Replacement

    Hi All,

    I did a lot of searching for this before coming to ask the question, trying many different words for "rubber thing behing the flap", without any joy.

    The filler flange/seal/membrane/rubber sleeve thingmy behind my fuel filler cap has degraded to a crumbly mess and cracked. It was like this when I got the care two years ago and until I got really interested in faffing about with Beastie, I didn't think to replace it. I've now bought a new rubber thingmybob but then realised that the fitting of it doesn't look as easy as I'd first thought, with the sleeve having a groove in it at one end, presumably to slot onto something inside the car, within the frame where it seems impossible to get to.

    If I remove the old one, will all become clear, or will I be left with an impossible task and a car that won't be road-safe...

    Thanks!

    Jenn

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    I had this on my previous City-Coupe - its a 10 minute job to do though it can be a bit fiddly. Though this was written for a City-Coupe/Fortwo, it should apply for a Roadster I believe. http://www.wirralsmarts.co.uk/mainte...uide.php?id=14
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    Thanks for the reply :-)
    Unfortunately, the flange on the Roadster is an entirely different animal, with a long neck that goes down into the body and looks like it's supposed to slot onto something. I'm a little concerned it will be a tricky thing to re-attach without access, but haven't dared take the old one out to check, as there's so little room to maneuver.
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    Thanks, that's given me some ideas! :-) I'll probably take a few photos with the borescope before I dive in, but looks doable... just need to find a long poky stick and hope for the best, I suppose!

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    My latest eBay jobbie was made for multiple variants of Smart and had to be trimmed to fit
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    I managed to get it in there, but I'd be very surprised if it's actually sat in the groove at the back... do you think it matters much? It's not often I spill fuel, anyway... I tend to be very careful to drip it in the hole.
    Photo shows (kinda) the groove bit at the back, but getting it in that bit is total guesswork, really.
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