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    Default Where to get a new filler cap?

    Yes, you guessed, I drove off with the petrol filler cap still sitting on the roof, and I've no idea where it ended up. Can't find it anywhere!

    So, what's the best solution for a replacement? Halfords?

    Actually it seems fine without a cap, but I guess its dangerous in the event of accidents & fume leakage.

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    If it's a diesel you drive it's also bl88dy dangerous for motorcyclists as well, dumped diesel on corners is a deathtrap. Get it replaced ASAP.

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    Try LMF, they should have them . The filler neck now has a flap in it to prevent the fuel splashing out so it isn`t as bad as it used to be with no cap ...

    I know what you mean about diesel though, roundabouts are the worst !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloydy
    Yes, you guessed, I drove off with the petrol filler cap still sitting on the roof, and I've no idea where it ended up. Can't find it anywhere!

    So, what's the best solution for a replacement? Halfords?

    Actually it seems fine without a cap, but I guess its dangerous in the event of accidents & fume leakage.
    I can't imagine them being that much from Vx bud. Have you had a price from them yet?

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    Some replacement caps are junk, get a Vx one! Don't you use the little holder on the flap?

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    You shouldn't need to put it on your roof whilst filling the tank. If you look inside your fuel flap, there's a little clip thingie to hold the filler cap whilst you're fueling.
    You can't shut the flap with the cap on the clip....so it's impossible to forget to replace it.
    A classic "RTH error"
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    That's what I was thinking! VX kindly provide a holder for this exact reason!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLC
    Some replacement caps are junk, get a Vx one! Don't you use the little holder on the flap?
    Little holder on the flap? Didn't know there was one! I'll look for that when I go home tonight.

    By the way, its a petrol car and there was no leakage, even when the tank was full. For now I've got a temp cap but I'll get a Vx one ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJA
    I can't imagine them being that much from Vx bud. Have you had a price from them yet?
    Got a new cap from Vx this afternoon. £9.99 inc VAT.

    Also found the clip on the filler flap, and hey, what a good idea! Wondered what that was for!

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    By the cap holder there should be a gray thing. that is to enable you to get the tyre valve cap off, has anyone noticed that too.

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