How to: Remove rubber around the gas flap

Discussion in 'E9 Projects and Restorations' started by Stan, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Keshav

    Keshav Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    Maybe just the caps? I am confused :)
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    When I get back to the shop, I'll check my new one against the old one.
     
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    Sehr gut! I recall a discussion here regarding those caps...... i know mine has those holes but without caps.
     
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    Looks like the plugs aren’t present.

    FWIW, I don’t think they are breather holes. They are access holes for the three nuts that hold the filler door to the fender.
     
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    The holes on the right are for the bolts that hold the hinge of the gas door to the car. In this photo I can't see two more holes that should be in the back right that allow the socket to come through and tighten the nuts that hold the rubber boot and the hinge for the door. Maybe they're there but if not you will have to make some. There is no way to tighten the nuts with the hinge in the way and the door open. The power of the springs is too much.
    I think the fuel injected cars had a small hose vent attached to a plug in one of the access holes. Not sure because I don't have a FI car but did see some evidence of that in my car before I stripped it.
     
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    Right...... just without the caps the spill from filling gas crept in to the trunk, thus breathers..... maybe?
     
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    They only vent hose is attached to the filler neck, on euro coupes it vents under the trunk floor, on US coupes it routes to the plastic vapor tank then on to the charcoal canister under the battery and then to the air cleaner. There are only two large holes, Stan found a source that is quite similar to original for the plugs.
     
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    As always, thanks for the solutions.
     
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    Gary, this is timely notes ... i have the new boot arriving from W+N tomorrow, and i have a pair of the rubber plugs. glad they were mentioned here so now i remember to pull them out of the bin and put them in the trim box to take to the painter.
     

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