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Old Aug 20th, 2008, 11:00 am   #1 (permalink)
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gas cap install

so i removed my gas cap to seal a dreaded leak. anyways, can't get the cap back on - the upper seal won't slip into the tank groove... i seem to remember a trick with rolling the upper rubber gasket down or folding it over or something - can someone refresh me?
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Old Aug 20th, 2008, 1:38 pm   #2 (permalink)
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i figured it out...
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Old Aug 20th, 2008, 1:51 pm   #3 (permalink)
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how do you do it then?
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Old Aug 20th, 2008, 2:56 pm   #4 (permalink)
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how did you seal your tank? I'd like to do mine too but am hesitant to do the long POR-15 process.
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Old Aug 20th, 2008, 3:57 pm   #5 (permalink)
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sealed tank with caswell tank sealer. i've done about 8 tanks with it. it works better than any other product i've tried. cures in 24 hours. easiest product to use also.

as for installing the cap:
remove upper rubber ring completely. lube green o-ring. install cap 95% (maybe 2-3mm showing). stretch upper gasket over cap, and slowly work it down in - the last 1" or so takes the longest. it will go. total time almost 15 minutes (which feels like forever when you're working with just a little rubber gasket...) but it works.
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Old Sep 21st, 2008, 7:26 pm   #6 (permalink)
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How did you put the gasket back on

How did you do it ?!?!?! I am in the garage and looking at this like a monkey and cant figure how to fit that thing in !!! Please help !!
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Old Sep 21st, 2008, 7:30 pm   #7 (permalink)
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you would wrap the sealer around cap then just its just the screws. thats how mine fitted.
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Old Sep 21st, 2008, 7:30 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Forgot to mention

This is on a SS800 ...

Please help

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Old Sep 21st, 2008, 10:46 pm   #9 (permalink)
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remove upper rubber ring completely. (this is the problem top o-ring/top seal)
lube upper rubber ring.
install metal cap 95% (maybe 2-3mm showing) without the upper rubber ring on it..
stretch upper rubber ring over cap, and slowly work it down in/under the metal cap - the last 1" or so takes the longest.
it will go.
total time almost 15 minutes (which feels like forever when you're working with just a little rubber gasket...) but it works.
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