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Fuel tank install

Due to some sludge in the bottom of my 23 y.o. tank I pulled it this weekend. Off to the shop to get cleaned and the bottom replaced since it was pitted.
Natural consequence of sitting on a surface and moisture being held up against the aluminum for years.
Plan is to glue some thin strips of Acetal (Delrin) on the bottom w/ 4200 so this won't happen over the next 23 years and reinstall.

Since getting the bloody fuel fill hose off was a real pain in the....
I was wondering what I should lube up the inside of the hose w/ prior to installing so it goes on a bit easier? A smear of diesel fuel?

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I wouldn't use anything. Pulling a hose off is often hard to do because pulling on hose reduces the diameter making it grip more. Pushing it back on causes it open up, and go on easier than it comes off. You definitely don' want it coming off!
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