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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:08 pm    Post subject: Fuel cap tether Reply with quote

My existing fuel cap on my '99 C2 doesn't have a tether strap so I purchased a replacement porsche item with a tether thinking it would be a straight swap. I've come to fit the new cap and there is no obvious point to fix the tether strap to (I bought the little plastic rivet too). I've tried the hole behind the hinge spring but the fuel flap won't close fully. Is my car just not meant to have a cap with tether?
 



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basically .. er .. no . on some models .. i'm guessing earlier ones there is no hole for the strap .

I have had limited success in using the hole you can see in your image but i had to fit the rivet from the top side and it was a bitch .

Your alternative is the 10 mm bolt to the left .. you will need washers and not do it up too tight but it will suffice .
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks demort. I'm not going crazy then!

What is the 10mm bolt for out of interest?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It locates the fuel filler neck ( tube going into the fuel tank ).. it doesn't have to be done up rock solid hence its a possible solution .
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The secret to using that little hole is to put the plastic rivet though that hole from the outside, through the tether which you hold up on the other side of the metal tab, then push the plastic pin in to lock the rivet. This will give enough clearance, as I found with trial and error fitting my alu fuel cap.

I’ll try to post a pic.




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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Robert. I'll give that a try. Liking your aluminium cap Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 98 c2 doesn`t have a tether either, quite frankly it`s a pain in the butt as my other cars do Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wellsy wrote:
Cheers Robert. I'll give that a try. Liking your aluminium cap Thumb


Plastic................ bye
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Billy Bumpsteer wrote:
wellsy wrote:
Cheers Robert. I'll give that a try. Liking your aluminium cap Thumb


Plastic................ bye


Purty though...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ Robertb ..

Now this is also why i come here .. a simple solution that i didn't think of .. for shame !!

Perfect answer and solution that i will be using in the future Thumb

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to close this out I followed Robert's advice and it worked a treat. No more leaving the cap on the roof when fuelling up! Cheers thumbsup

 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad it worked Thumb
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