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Old fuel cap removal
« on: October 05, 2019, 05:49:24 PM »
Hi all,

Today, I spent some time trying to remove the driver side fuel tank's cap.  the vehicle has been sitting for 2+ years.  Are there any tricks to getting this thing to budge?

I tried spraying penetrator up into where threads are, tapping with a mallet around all sides, using a small pry par to try and rotate it (without breaking handle), even tried an oil filter wrench but no luck at all.

Thanks for any help.

« Last Edit: October 05, 2019, 05:55:50 PM by TBowman »


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Re: Old fuel cap removal
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2020, 07:18:06 PM »
That looks like the old rubber fuel cell .. did you have any luck gettig it off?  Worse case scenario is to use a cold chisel on the edge .. I know that sucks but you can always repair the cap or get a replacement.  Was just curious as my one tank had a cap on it and had been sitting for decades ..had to use a chisel and replaced it with a used cap I picked up tabs swap meet.
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