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    Changing the fuel cap
    on: Jan 28, 2020, 12.29 am
    Jan 28, 2020, 12.29 am
    Having a few issues with the key on my fuel cap and was thinking of replacing it how easy is it to change? is it just the three bolts on the ring or is there a fuel pump/filter attached?

    Also any information on removing the complete tank would be appreciated.
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    Re: Changing the fuel cap
    Reply #1 on: Jan 29, 2020, 04.36 pm
    Jan 29, 2020, 04.36 pm
    What kind of problems are you having?

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    Re: Changing the fuel cap
    Reply #2 on: Jan 29, 2020, 05.20 pm
    Jan 29, 2020, 05.20 pm
    Keeps bending the key despite it being well greased

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    Reply #3 on: Jan 29, 2020, 05.57 pm
    Jan 29, 2020, 05.57 pm
    Do you mean twisting the key? Might be cheaper for a good lock Smith to look at it. Grease as in grease is not good for locks as it can hold dust and dirt that may interfere with the mechanism. Much better to use WD40 or silicone, or Teflon grease sprays. If you have decrease grease you could try some brake cleaner to clear and then lube up with we lexicon spray etc. If it is the mechanism try a locksmith. If you are in Yorkshire I might know someone to help.

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    Re: Changing the fuel cap
    Reply #4 on: Jan 30, 2020, 02.18 am
    Jan 30, 2020, 02.18 am
    Graphite as a dry lubricant



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    *Originally Posted by GA VFR [+]
    Graphite as a dry lubricant


    Agreed but may need to get rid of the old grease first. Silicone has good water shedding properties and longevity once the lock is sorted. Any Good locksmith should be able to sort. And I would think it would be cheaper than a new lock. Also to consider! Can you get as new tank lock suited to your ignition?


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    Re: Changing the fuel cap
    Reply #6 on: Jan 30, 2020, 03.20 pm
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    First never use grease in locks. My locksmith in the US says only use a teflon spray. Secondly why is the key binding is the more important question? I have found on mine once in a while that the key won't turn. I press down on the cap and then turn the key. That works for me.

    Prior to my CT I had a ST1300, a different type of key but the cap was similar in design. At one point I had to loosen the cap and realign so that the key would release the lock. If I remember correctly I had to do it a couple of times to get it right.

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    Reply #7 on: Jan 30, 2020, 04.47 pm
    Jan 30, 2020, 04.47 pm
    *Originally Posted by Grabcon [+]
    First never use grease in locks. My locksmith in the US says only use a teflon spray. Secondly why is the key binding is the more important question? I have found on mine once in a while that the key won't turn. I press down on the cap and then turn the key. That works for me.

    Prior to my CT I had a ST1300, a different type of key but the cap was similar in design. At one point I had to loosen the cap and realign so that the key would release the lock. If I remember correctly I had to do it a couple of times to get it right.

    Agreed never use grease,grease in a lock. Perhaps it's my poor communication but silicone grease is in a spray can and acts in a similar way to Teflon but is more waterproof than a Teflon based spray (I think) I have often used Teflon based lines for chains but the Teflon washes off.

    I have never experienced a tank cap sticking other than the key not returning when you close the cap, this has always been fixed by using silicone grease (in a spray) I also use silicone grease on the ignition which helps keep it tip top.
    I am sure the OP will be able to give us a better idea of what is happening when he posts next.

     



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