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#1 Angelicevil

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:04 PM

So, there I was this evening at the petrol station about to put petrol in (down to last two bars) when I turn the gas cap...it clicks...it clicks some more...

I know it's definitely not locked because I don't lock my gas cap. However just in case I had an early onset senile moment I stuck my key in. I know the lock is supposed to turn a little but nope it stays solid. I keep twisting my gas cap every which way and all it does is click. It's really starting to drive me mad as I have to go to a wedding on Friday 60 miles up north and I need the car!!!

Have to phone the garage tomorrow if it doesn't sort itself out but really would prefer to avoid that as I just don't have the time to take off work right now to get the car shifted about the place.

Happen to anyone else?

Help!!!

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:46 PM

So, there I was this evening at the petrol station about to put petrol in (down to last two bars) when I turn the gas cap...it clicks...it clicks some more...

I know it's definitely not locked because I don't lock my gas cap. However just in case I had an early onset senile moment I stuck my key in. I know the lock is supposed to turn a little but nope it stays solid. I keep twisting my gas cap every which way and all it does is click. It's really starting to drive me mad as I have to go to a wedding on Friday 60 miles up north and I need the car!!!

Have to phone the garage tomorrow if it doesn't sort itself out but really would prefer to avoid that as I just don't have the time to take off work right now to get the car shifted about the place.

Happen to anyone else?

Help!!!


Hey, my cap has stuck a few times, but I've always managed to open it eventually. The way I have figured to do it is if you push all your body wieght in while turning it, that usually works. I got told it was te pressure in the tank that was making it stick, but thats alot of bull.

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:47 PM

Youd be surprised the amout of pressure petrol can create

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:56 PM

yea its true, i was opening the petrol cap on my yaris and it was really pressurized! thought it was someone drving past with the worlds quietest engine and the worlds loudest dump valve, but no, it was my petrol tank.

me and the guy at the pump next to me jumped half a mile!

its worse if its hot and you havent opened the tank for a while

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:59 PM

Yeha the guy said it was pressure on something else lol. The noise my tank makes when i open it is unbelievale lol, some times a huge whoooosh im like woah!!

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 09:46 PM

Thanks guys. Unfortunately the theory is sound but not the problem it seems with mine. Weather has been hotter and I only opened the fuel tank up on Friday so I haven't a %$(in' clue what's happening here. I'm getting very anxious because I have a wedding on Friday to go to that I've been looking forward to for a very long time and it's being held in the middle of nowhere as well. ARGH!!!

It's really annoying the heck out of me something shocking.

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 10:13 PM

Thanks guys. Unfortunately the theory is sound but not the problem it seems with mine. Weather has been hotter and I only opened the fuel tank up on Friday so I haven't a %$(in' clue what's happening here. I'm getting very anxious because I have a wedding on Friday to go to that I've been looking forward to for a very long time and it's being held in the middle of nowhere as well. ARGH!!!

It's really annoying the heck out of me something shocking.



its a little known something called sods law, always rears its ugly head when u least want it too.

i hope you get it all sorted out :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 02:30 AM

Thanks guys. Unfortunately the theory is sound but not the problem it seems with mine. Weather has been hotter and I only opened the fuel tank up on Friday so I haven't a %$(in' clue what's happening here. I'm getting very anxious because I have a wedding on Friday to go to that I've been looking forward to for a very long time and it's being held in the middle of nowhere as well. ARGH!!!

It's really annoying the heck out of me something shocking.



its a little known something called sods law, always rears its ugly head when u least want it too.

i hope you get it all sorted out :thumbsup:


Good luck with that - let us know - but, got to ask the obvious. Did you ask the staff at the filling station to help?

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 06:36 AM

Good luck with that - let us know - but, got to ask the obvious. Did you ask the staff at the filling station to help?

Good question T.F.S.B.I.G.W.S.

I used to work in a filling station way back, and most of the staff were experts at getting filler caps off as so many customers had problems removing them (or in some cases even finding them).

By the way Angelicevil, if the problem is low pressure in the tank then don't drive to a filling station and then try to remove the cap. First thing in the morning, before you start the car try to remove the cap. If you free it then lubricate the rubber seal, replace cap and then go to fill up.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:18 AM

My cap is self locking when it is replaced and is turned clockwise until it "clicks".The key is not used to lock it.

To remove it ,the key MUST be inserted and turned anticlockwise to unlock it .This can be very stiff but it will turn.Then remove the key and unscrew the cap.

Fill up, replace the cap, turn clockwise until it clicks and your set to go.The cap is now locked and secure.

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