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filler hose replacement -

Im not sure the hose is actually a 2" diameter, but you should be able to tell when you get the old hose off.
Just slice the end of the old hose with a razor blade, and work it off. You may need to pry it up with a screwdriver. Its a fairly stiff rubber, and doesnt get softer with age. I got the actual Ford replacement hose (for $23 dollars), and a year later its showing a tiny crack starting. So next time I will just get "Gates Fuel Filler Hose" in the right diameter.
When you put the screw clamps back on, I would snug them down, then check them in another week and re-snug them. That gives the rubber some time to conform.
To get the new hose back on, I just mushed the hose onto the end of the fuel filler tube, then fought it onto the shorter tube from the fuel tank. You can smear some oil on the inside of the hose to help make it slippery, and if the rubber is warm (from sitting in the sun) it will be slightly softer.
If possible, please tell us the actual inside diameter of the tube, and its length.
At the fuel tank end, I think I would cut the hose end with a slight angle, to better fit onto the tank.
 

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Mucho thanks for the dimensions. I think I ll get the 2"diameter - as I would rather squeeze the hose -down- to the filler neck with a screw clamp than -stretch- it over the tank inlet. I've got three 2nd gen Escorts, and when a part fails on one of them, I like to replace it on the others.
 

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Mucho thanks for the dimensions. I think I ll get the 2"diameter - as I would rather squeeze the hose -down- to the filler neck with a screw clamp than -stretch- it over the tank inlet. I've got three 2nd gen Escorts, and when a part fails on one of them, I like to replace it on the others.
 
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