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jag-1978
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Filler Cap

Post by jag-1978 » Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:30 am

Hi there

Keep loosing my filler cap (the round bayonet type) This time I think I’ll go buy a replacement and then drill a hole in it, and attach it using some sort of chain to the plate which holds the filler point!!

Does anyone else have any other ideas. I’ve also been told that you can get the lockable caps which should make it virtually impossible to lose or get nicked! Not sure how much they are probably silly money I’ll have to check on ebay!

Or I could just get a standard cap and put it in my pocket everytime I remove it… but that’s just too easy!!

Regards

Jag

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Mark Jones
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Re: Filler Cap

Post by Mark Jones » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:08 pm

the lockable caps fall apart after about six months .

some ordinary caps are available with a sort of piece of plastic like tie-rap attached to them ..

i myself ...put cap in my pocket as i fill up ...

once you get into this habit ...its like putting seat belt on ...you never forget.

all the best.mark

jag-1978
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Re: Filler Cap

Post by jag-1978 » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:45 pm

Putting in my pocket is the most logical way to go, but so far since my conversion about a year ago I've lost 3!! First one I stupidly left on top of my boot when filling up and forgot to put it back. The second went missing from my car when parked in Hackney!. The third time it went missing in the work car park (I then found it again 1 day later sitting on my desk!!, must be a work colleague playing a joke) So that is another reason I thought about lockable or tied up ones.

I was looking on ebay at lunch and the cheapest lock one is about £15ish delivered and standard about £5, but I've never seen one with a tie wrap thingy...

Regards

Jag

Mark Jones
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Re: Filler Cap

Post by Mark Jones » Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:18 pm

think the tie-rap thingy one comes complete with whole filler assembly.

if you put a chain on one ..try and find a bathroom plug one.

the tiny row of balls type

all the best.mark

Mark Jones
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Re: Filler Cap

Post by Mark Jones » Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:17 pm

btw ...make sure its made of brass ..as spark hazard otherwise

all the best.mark

jag-1978
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Re: Filler Cap

Post by jag-1978 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:51 pm

Spark hazard... didn't even thing of that one!! I'll have to find a brass bathroom plughole type of chain! I'll also look at alternatives… Maybe even drill a small hole in the cap and using a black shoe lace might do the trick.

Regards

Jag

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Re: Filler Cap

Post by Knightkiller » Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:09 pm

Im forever losing the bloody things! One day I just bought 5 off ebay (guy gave a bit of a discount) Keep em in the boot of the 7 now so I can replace them when I lose them. :mrgreen:

Theres probably someone out there with about 30 of my lpg filler caps :lol:

jag-1978
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Re: Filler Cap

Post by jag-1978 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:42 pm

I got one off Ebay and drilled a hole in it and tied it with some black thick shoe lace (rather than metal chain) to the filler and it seems to be working well!!

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