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post #1 of 15 Old Jan 5th, 2007, 9:45 am Thread Starter
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Fuel Cap Holder

After my last service the little rubber post that is used to hold the fuel cap while refueling is missing. Is this a part that can be easily replaced? I didn't know how much I liked that little feature until I didn't have it anymore.

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post #2 of 15 Old Jan 5th, 2007, 9:57 am
 
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This is a typical issue if the stingray is not reinstalled carefully. It is still there, it's just bent under the stingray. See if you can see it and try to pull it out with your fingers.
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Same here...

The same thing happened to mine and though I couldn't get it with my fingers I use a "dentist pick" to get it out. Again, like Joe said, it's probably just tucked up under the stingray now.

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You mean there's something to hold the gas cap while fueling???

Hmmm, off to search for it. . .

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Every time I get my LT back from the dealer (after a service) they screw this up. Either it's completely hidden or it's half-in, half-out. I always have to fix it. For the bucks they charge it should be perfect. I wonder if they even know it's there...
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Deputy5211: Yes, it's a black rubber protusion (?) just forward of the gas cap, under the gas cap "lid". It has a small round opening in it; stick the bottom end of the gas cap in this while you are refueling and you won't leave the gas cap behind. If you don't see it, it's tucked beneath the plastic body panel.

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Keith, We'll get it unstuck tomorrow at lunch. See you then.

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Deputy5211: Yes, it's a black rubber protusion (?) just forward of the gas cap, under the gas cap "lid". It has a small round opening in it; stick the bottom end of the gas cap in this while you are refueling and you won't leave the gas cap behind. If you don't see it, it's tucked beneath the plastic body panel.
Thank you. I'll look for it. Plastic should be coming off soon for some other stuff. . .

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Let's see if I can help Howard out with a couple of pictures. First with the gas cap in the riding position and the second with the cap in the fueling position.
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<rant on>
Every time I get my LT back from the dealer (after a service) they screw this up. Either it's completely hidden or it's half-in, half-out. I always have to fix it. For the bucks they charge it should be perfect. I wonder if they even know it's there...
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Now you understand why most of us do our own simple service. It only takes once or twice doing it to yourself, that you generally don't make that mistake anymore. DAMHIK

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So that's what that's for. I thought it was where you put your cigarette while refueling.
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Let's see if I can help Howard out with a couple of pictures. First with the gas cap in the riding position and the second with the cap in the fueling position.
Mine never sticks up as straight as that. Every time I pull the stingray, I try to fit it back on better, and the thing never lines up... and it's not too easy to shift the fuel tank around either.

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You mean there's something to hold the gas cap while fueling???

Hmmm, off to search for it. . .
While you're searching, look up "gas cap mod"
So you don't have to use your key everytime to unscrew the gascap.
here it is
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No [email protected]? I never knew that was there! I'll have to give that a try.

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Let's see if I can help Howard out with a couple of pictures. First with the gas cap in the riding position and the second with the cap in the fueling position.
Perfect. Those photos show exactly what I was trying to describe. Thanks for the assist.

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