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fuel flap

Post by GAZ-23 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:07 pm

rite guys need some help i got a weird fuel flap it opens when it wants to but when it wont open it just jumps like its sticking there was a add on here saying about fuel flaps that it could be one of the hinges broke mine seams fine. any ideas what it could be i took it to the local garage to see a mate of mine and even he didn't have a clue. he just said get a new fuel flap

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Re: fuel flap

Post by mbell666 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:37 pm

normally the spring goes so they don't pop open. its gone on mine, start by not always opening, then stopped opening.

I just put something under the release handle and push the right slide of the flap and it opens.
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Re: fuel flap

Post by teamster1975 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:39 pm

See James' signature :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: fuel flap

Post by GAZ-23 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:52 pm

im doing the same at the moment putting screw driver under the leaver i tried to fix it today and everything seams fine

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Re: fuel flap

Post by Jimmy » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:59 pm

Same with mine, a plastic bit has snapped off it. I had to jam the Cigar lighter thing under the leaver then push the right of the flap in to refuel..... now i have lost the Cigar ligher and now use my wallet.... This i find useful as there would have been 2 occasions when i'd have fulled up and forgot my wallet.... so no wallet... not much of a chance i can open the flap :P
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Re: fuel flap

Post by djp30djp » Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:47 pm

Same thing with all four of mine. after trying various bits of foam etc. I found the best way to fix it is with the spring from a wooden clothes peg. Just slide the hinge pin up as far as it will go, it can be tricky getting it past the little retainer thing at the top with only 2 hands, insert the spring & push the pin back down through it.
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Re: fuel flap

Post by DaiRees » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:03 pm

Awesome Heath Robinson fix!! Good man! :P :P
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Re: fuel flap

Post by ukharper » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:43 pm

:cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: FANTASTIC FIX......just done mine too :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:
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Re: fuel flap

Post by mbell666 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:56 pm

i am off to find a peg...

nice one!
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Re: fuel flap

Post by rapierKen » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:28 pm

I've been trying to think up a fix for mine. Reaches for peg bag 8)

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Re: fuel flap

Post by rapierKen » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:42 pm

Bloomin' marvelous! :cheesy:
Takes 5 minutes. No more using an outstretched leg while opening the flap. Ooh-er missus! :oops:

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Re: fuel flap

Post by djp30djp » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:15 pm

I didn't realise it was such a common fault, herself said itwas just me being heavy handed.
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Re: fuel flap

Post by Welly » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:04 am

I bet that flap wangs out with awsome force now, in a James Bond style :lol: you could knock cyclists off with the awsome power of the clothes peg powered flap :lol:

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Re: fuel flap

Post by Jimmy » Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:23 pm

*drives to Mansfield to steal Jimmy's wallet*[/quote]

Ha ha, but soon i will be able to ping you away with my peg spring fuel cap!
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Re: fuel flap

Post by steve_earwig » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:28 pm

Who's Heath Robinson???????


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