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Re: problem with fuel fill
How much slack is there in that hose? Seems to me there was plenty. So, if you can't easily get the sucker off, you can just cut the hose off square, then cut the detritus off the inlet fitting, then just slide the fresh end on after you've tested. It's what I did when I replaced our tank.
If you don't have enough slack to cut it off, you can take a large pair of vice-grips and grip the hose at the tank and try to rotate it to break the seal (maybe somebody used a sealant). Don't tighten the vice-grips so much that you might damage the fitting, but just enough to get the teeth of the vice-grip into the rubber. If you damage the rubber, you will only need to cut off as much as the width of the vice-grip jaws. This method has also worked for me in the past. It gives you a lot more leverage than with just your hands.
Last edited by DaveMancini; 01-11-2020 at 07:17 PM.