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Re: Petrol cap
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2014, 08:28:27 am »
Hi,

I bought a locking petrol cap for mine. Within 2 weeks the locking mechanism had broken. I have since taken the lock and plastic cover off and am using whats left of it as a screw on cap.

My advice is steer clear of the lada specific locking caps as the quality is terrible.

Hi Conrad

Are you referring to an imported by you fuel cap or one of the generic screw on ones from Midas, Autozone etc.?

To replace the screw on filler neck is a major modification. Hercules for one did it with a Ford Sierra or Granada filler neck that was welded onto the cut-off filler neck of the Lada. Details are on the proboards reference site.

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Re: Petrol cap
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2014, 08:30:58 am »
Hi,

Im talking about the imported locking fuel cap.

I have never tried the local generic one that renb mentioned at the start of the thread
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Re: Petrol cap
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2014, 08:35:22 am »
Thanks Conrad.


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Re: Petrol cap
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2014, 02:35:10 pm »
Hi All.

Here is a pic of the locking flap.

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Re: Petrol cap
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2014, 02:35:58 pm »
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Re: Petrol cap
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2014, 09:19:54 pm »
Hi,

Im talking about the imported locking fuel cap.

I have never tried the local generic one that renb mentioned at the start of the thread

did you take it up with Pavel if imported from him?
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Re: Petrol cap
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2014, 10:29:08 pm »
It wasn't worth the hassle ari. The caps aren't great quality and at best the cap would have been replaced with another one which would also have only lasted 2 weeks.

The metal screw part that is left now that the lock and plastic cover are gone, is not going to ever break in the locked position and leave me stranded at a petrol station.
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Re: Petrol cap
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2016, 07:12:37 pm »
I found a rubber ring at our local masterparts that fits the petrolcap perfectly, however if i tighten it too much after a fillup there is a big struggle the next time to open it. I however have found that the black evaporator box was malfunctioning and the cause of my petrol odors. After some putty and tlc to fix the connections the odors are much less..


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Re: Petrol cap
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2016, 07:06:13 am »
Hi Brett,

If you are still using the original cap, the correct rubber seal is a disc. The righthand one in the image below. Suggest you order one with the present open  bulk order.


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Re: Petrol cap
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2016, 09:20:25 am »
Not sure why you want the seal. If it's to cure fuel smell, the route to go is the repair /replacement of the fuel separation box.

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Re: Petrol cap
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2016, 09:51:08 am »
Hi Brett,

If you are still using the original cap, the correct rubber seal is a disc. The righthand one in the image below. Suggest you order one with the present open  bulk order.


The current open bulk order details can be found here - http://ladanivaza.co.za/index.php?topic=1086.msg7896#new

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Re: Petrol cap
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2016, 07:55:53 pm »
Not sure why you want the seal. If it's to cure fuel smell, the route to go is the repair /replacement of the fuel separation box.

Hi spikes.  The fuel is actually spilling out the cap as their is no seal in my original cap.  I think there might be another issue too as there is quite a stong fuel smell but I can't be sure if it's coming from the obvious leak or elsewhere.

The vehicle is now my daily runner and I'm on the road with it constantly.  I might have to resort to a after market cap in the interim as I would like to purchase the seal through the current bulk order.

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Re: Petrol cap
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2016, 06:25:06 am »
Hi Brett rather cut a piece of thick tyre tube for the interim. Make sure to punch a small hole through the tube as a breather.

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Re: Petrol cap
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2016, 07:47:37 pm »
Hi Brett.
I had the same problem with CERATOTH.
Fitted an 'O' ring inside of the filler cap.
Problem solved !
Regards,
Keith and CERATOTH.