Fuel filler cap fell off

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Fuel filler cap fell off

Post by Kaikoura » Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:30 pm

Just been down the garage to fill up. Slotted the filler cap in the holder but managed to knock it loose when I took the nozzle out. Instead of the cap just dangling from the retaining cord it fell on the floor and rolled under the car. The retainer is a piece of round cross section rubber like material and it is completely perished along its length, with half a dozen serious cracks. Oh what joy.

I have now replaced it with a length of 5A electrical wire which should be a bit more robust.

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Re: Fuel filler cap fell off

Post by Fighterpilot » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:00 pm

Mine is going the same way. There must be a better way to fix it. I actually thought of using a cable tie system but until it breaks I am leaving it alone.
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Re: Fuel filler cap fell off

Post by Dynamic Dek » Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:32 pm

I don't dangle :D

My filler hatch has a handy "storage shelf" to locate the filler cap during filling so that it doesn't clatter on the side of the car.
Am I special ;) or do all filler hatches have such genius 2nd function?

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Re: Fuel filler cap fell off

Post by Kaikoura » Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:39 pm

Dynamic Dek wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:32 pm
I don't dangle :D

My filler hatch has a handy "storage shelf" to locate the filler cap during filling so that it doesn't clatter on the side of the car.
Am I special ;) or do all filler hatches have such genius 2nd function?

DD

They all have that and it was where my cap was located when I clipped it with the petrol nozzle as I withdrew it. Nocked the cap out of the holder and the retainer broke.
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Re: Fuel filler cap fell off

Post by Andrew453 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:12 pm

I replaced mine with one of these. An excellent product, well priced and very easy to fit. https://www.powerfuluk.com/vehicles/oth ... strap.html
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Re: Fuel filler cap fell off

Post by Kaikoura » Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:24 pm

Andrew453 wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:12 pm
I replaced mine with one of these. An excellent product, well priced and very easy to fit. https://www.powerfuluk.com/vehicles/oth ... strap.html

Thank you Andrew :D I already made a repair but have now ordered one of these replacements as they seem to be good quality.
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Re: Fuel filler cap fell off

Post by bob_mcn » Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:03 pm

Andrew453 wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:12 pm
I replaced mine with one of these. An excellent product, well priced and very easy to fit. https://www.powerfuluk.com/vehicles/oth ... strap.html
Hope you dont mind but i've posted a link to the F Type forum, as they have the same filler cap and tether, nothing reported yet as to breakages, but, you never know....when.
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Re: Fuel filler cap fell off

Post by Kaikoura » Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:20 pm

bob_mcn wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:03 pm
Andrew453 wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:12 pm
I replaced mine with one of these. An excellent product, well priced and very easy to fit. https://www.powerfuluk.com/vehicles/oth ... strap.html
Hope you dont mind but i've posted a link to the F Type forum, as they have the same filler cap and tether, nothing reported yet as to breakages, but, you never know....when.

A classic example of the wrong material for the job. Would probably be OK as long as you went out very 10 days and gently massaged the tether with olive oil. I might check the handbook in case you are supposed to do that :lol:
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Re: Fuel filler cap fell off

Post by IIRXES » Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:09 am

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Re: Fuel filler cap fell off

Post by Fighterpilot » Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:49 am

I just ordered one off Ebay post free. The replacement ring at £7.50
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