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Fuel cap

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bodd, 30 Sep 2021.

  1. I can't open my fuel cap on my van.

    I didn't find out until I got to the pump last night.....

    That's a lie it did happen last time I filled up but I managed to get it open so I don't think it's a central locking fault. Screenshot_20210930-083738_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20210930-083714_Gallery.jpg
     
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  3. The key will not turn

    Help
     
  4. freddiemercurystwin

    freddiemercurystwin

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    Are you posting this from the garage forecourt? :LOL:
     
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  5. blup

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    Some vehicles the key needs to be in the ignition to open the cap.

    Blup
     

  6. I was last night.... :ROFLMAO:
     
  7. The key unlocks the cap
     
  8. Justin Passing

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    It's by design, so you can't manage to do it when you're píssed.
     
  9. This is serious Justin it's not a riddle.
     
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  11. A hammer and a pair of grips it's
     
  12. John the plumber

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    What make and model is your van?
    A mate of mate of mine had the same problem and took into a main dealership and they got it open for him.
     
  13. SirGalahad

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    Why don't you go to a mechanic or call AA or some other service?
     
  14. Stivino

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    WD40 with the tube on sprayed into the lock and lots patience trying to turn it with the key worked for me with a seized up filler cap.
     
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  15. It's done now looking for a replacement. No doubt there will be a shortage of fuel caps
     
  16. Harry Bloomfield

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    I once got the pump nozzle jammed in the filler of a car.


    A bucket of cold water sorted that :)
     
  17. Justin Passing

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    It's not water you want, it's a blowlamp.
    That would get it off in a flash.

    I'd have thought the serious question thing to do would be to post the question in the forums where van users lurk, or CARS, and say what blimmin vehicle it is.

    More boringly you could drill it and get the lock to turn, or use a slide hammer with a screw to get the barrel out. If you turn it by force it you may wreck the neck on the tank inlet.
     
    Last edited: 30 Sep 2021
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