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    Tank lock / key removal issue
    on: Jun 06, 2020, 10.07 pm
    Jun 06, 2020, 10.07 pm
    Hi everyone,

    I have an issue with tank lock. After refueling, when I shut the cap, sometimes I can’t remove my key.
    It happens randomly but it became more often lately. Today I’ve struggled 15 mins to get my key back.
    I looks like mechanism preventing the key removal when the cup’s open jams or something like that.
    On the rare occasions when the lock doesn’t play tricks on me, the key comes out very smoothly, so I don’t think it’s a issue of it’s lubrication.
    Anyone had similar issue? Any thoughts, ideas?

    Best regards,
    Lucas

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    Re: Tank lock / key removal issue
    Reply #1 on: Jun 07, 2020, 10.10 am
    Jun 07, 2020, 10.10 am
    Try to push the lit when you turn the key.
    Lubricants don't work long with the gas fumes therefore the lockbars don't slide easily as well, pushing it when closing might does the trick.
    When i don't push it the key turns so hard that it can damage the key because it sticks out so far and also sometimes prevents the key from going 100% back to the close position.

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    Re: Tank lock / key removal issue
    Reply #2 on: Jun 07, 2020, 11.46 am
    Jun 07, 2020, 11.46 am
    Squirt of wd40 or similar anyway, it won’t take long and will remove one possibility 👍

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    Re: Tank lock / key removal issue
    Reply #3 on: Jun 07, 2020, 01.07 pm
    Jun 07, 2020, 01.07 pm
    Never use WD40. The only good thing about that is their marketing.
    Use a lubricant specific for locks. WD40 also have an lockspray but overall when someone speaks about WD40 they mean the basic allround spray witch is only good for cleaning greasy objects.
    i don't have experience with the specific products because i always used different brands for different uses, no one is good in everything.
    Also don't use the graphite powder on the contact and tanklock, that is only usefull on vertical locks, on horizontal locks it may cause more problems than solutions.

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    Re: Tank lock / key removal issue
    Reply #4 on: Jun 07, 2020, 01.23 pm
    Jun 07, 2020, 01.23 pm
    I knew you would say that. Use whatever you want. Sometimes I wonder if its worthwhile responding.

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    Re: Tank lock / key removal issue
    Reply #5 on: Jun 07, 2020, 08.32 pm
    Jun 07, 2020, 08.32 pm
    Thank You all for replays.
    Like I wrote, I don't think lubrication is the problem, so there's no point in use WD40 or any other agent.
    I think the problem is in key-security mechanism. I'll play a little bit with Ray's suggestion to push the lit.

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    Re: Tank lock / key removal issue
    Reply #6 on: Jun 08, 2020, 03.44 pm
    Jun 08, 2020, 03.44 pm
    If you have a spare key...try that.

    I had the same problem and switched to my (unused spare)........problem gone.

    I think if the key gets any sort of a bend in it.........it give this trouble.

    My theory is that the keys are getting ever so slightly out of shape due to use..... caused by the position of the barrell.

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    Re: Tank lock / key removal issue
    Reply #7 on: Jun 09, 2020, 08.41 am
    Jun 09, 2020, 08.41 am
    common issue with the fuel cap, yes pressing it as you open/close helps ease the stress on the key. I think the key is made too long.
    A squirt of lube, what ever variety Gfc ( don't let them get you down!) will always help.

    Tom

     



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