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+2 fuel filler cap

PostPost by: alanpearl » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:30 pm

Hi,
Can anyone help with how to change the fuel filler cap on a +2?
I was expecting simply to drift a pin out, but if there is a pin in there it must be hollow, as the allen key I was using as a drift went straight through. Any suggestions?
Thanks
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PostPost by: RichC » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:54 pm

yes its a roll pin .
try something like this ....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Set-of-8-Impe ... Sw9r1WDRHd
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:58 pm

Al, I think it's a roll pin which is hollow. I tend to hit it with a suitably sized drill bit, (blunt end) and expect to sharpen it afterwards :lol:
Failing that, a proper drift :oops:
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PostPost by: alanpearl » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:04 pm

Thanks guys. Think I might have a punch somewhere. If not, drill bit it is!
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PostPost by: Chris5360 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:34 pm

I snapped the end off a cheap screwdriver and the shaft made a perfect sized punch, only pain was trying to hold the cap as I don't have a vice
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:08 pm

Out of interest I spent lots of time ringing around Triumph parts suppliers trying to find a new seal with no luck.

Then found that SJ Sportscars sell the seals very cheaply . :roll:
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