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#658647 06/29/16 10:54 am
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Wondering if there is a way to disassemble the lip up winged fuel cap to replace the seal and clean out the vents? Aside from buying a new one I'd like to at least clean the vent holes but it looks like the winged part is riveted to the latch part, I dont know I don't want to destroy the original one with out ordering a new one, but don't want to order a new one if I don't need to.

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I will mention to you that buying a new one will result in a nice looking cap,..... That may not "cinch down" as tight as you would want. The repo cam ramps are not spot on. I made a tool to bend them, and it worked to make the new cap fit and seal as it should. Chunk of bar stock with a slot hack sawed in it. That metal is quite thick, and placing the cap in a vise to hold it while bending thick metal made me nervous, but if was a non-issue.


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To replace the gasket you have to drill out the rivet and re-rviet the new one in.

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Is it an actual pop rivet type of rivet or is the shaft of the wing smashed down?

eBay has a few supposed oem caps I'm looking at. Some very pricey and some pretty reasonable but I don't want to shell upwards of $50 if I can fix this one. It seals alright it just seems the vents might be blocked

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I just dug out as much of the fiber as I could and then made a replacement gasket out of .030" viton sheet rubber. It's held up for about 5 years now.


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