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ed@mtl
10-14-2004, 06:58 PM
Damn, I lost my gas cap because I was getting pissed off with Shell system and forgot to put back my cap.

To replace it, can I use any universal one?

duffman1101
10-14-2004, 07:03 PM
i did. 6 bucks

derek2079
10-14-2004, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by ed j - 888
Damn, I lost my gas cap because I was getting pissed off with Shell system and forgot to put back my cap.

To replace it, can I use any universal one?


yes goto wal mart they are like 4-5$ at checker they were like 12$

turboawd
10-15-2004, 08:56 AM
steal one from a dealership showroom car...

just kidding. but why not just get one from the dealer? i can't imagine it would be that much more than a generic one.

DarkkstaR
10-15-2004, 08:57 AM
word, get the real deal :)

Daft
10-15-2004, 09:41 AM
Oh man, I dig the OEM cap. It's got that cool notch cut in it so you can hook the gas cap onto the filler door while fueling.

BTW, it's $10 from Impex:

http://www.impexfap.com/partlist.cfm?getpart=79045&PARTNUMBERSEARCH=1j0201553#part79045

quattro_maniac
10-15-2004, 09:42 AM
Originally posted by Daft
Oh man, I dig the OEM cap. It's got that cool notch cut in it so you can hook the gas cap onto the filler door while fueling.

BTW, it's $10 from Impex:

http://www.impexfap.com/partlist.cfm?getpart=79045&PARTNUMBERSEARCH=1j0201553#part79045

mine doesn't even reach the door! i can't figure it out, i'm gonna have to cut that stupid wire off...

Daft
10-15-2004, 09:53 AM
Perhaps it changed after 1999? Mine has no cable or wire to keep the gas cap connected to the body. It's just a gas cap that unscrews and comes off.

quattro_maniac
10-15-2004, 09:55 AM
yea, mine has a cable that connects the cap to the bottom screw of the gas door...cable isnt long enough to reach the top of the fuel door so the attendant just dangles it on the car...pisses me off every time i hear that clang of it hitting the paint

Daft
10-15-2004, 09:59 AM
Oh yeah, you're in Jersey...Full Service.

I never let those guys pump the gas. I always jump out and beat them to it. They bitch sometimes but, I tell them that I pump it or I leave. Last thing you want is gas dripping down your paint and staying there all day..[mad]


Why don't you unscrew the bolt that connects the cable to the car. Then remove the cable and put the screw back on. Cut the cable off of the cap and you're all set. Plus, you could always get the older style cap with the notch to hook it on the filler door.

quattro_maniac
10-15-2004, 10:52 AM
just did that...took that wire off, now i can breathe easy...

Daft
10-15-2004, 11:15 AM
hehe.... cool.[:D]

quattro_maniac
10-15-2004, 11:27 AM
honostly, i wish we could pump our own gas...my friend told me one guy took the cap off and put it face down on her trunk instead of on top of the pump...half of those guys are f'ing idiots

Audimarc
10-15-2004, 11:29 AM
You guys have full service? Man, are you guys rich?

A4 in SC
10-15-2004, 09:58 PM
For most people, I guess Full Service is OK, but I certainly don't want any 'monkey' pumping my gas. (damn, that sounds bad, sorry!). I remember when there were alot more Full Service stations. I also remember, as a little kid, wondering what the big deal was. Then again, I know some guys that actually take their wives' cars out to fill them up...not sure why that is.[rolleyes]

quattro_maniac
10-15-2004, 10:28 PM
ok, i didn't cut the wire off when i took it off earlier...i just took it off the screw that holds the gas cap on, so the guy would have to take it off and when he returned it, he would have to tuck the wire in before closing the lid...

well, i went and filled up the tank tonight and i got out to clean the windows (yea, 'full service' [rolleyes])...anyway, pump stops and the guy is putting the cap back on...and struggling to tuck the wire in...so he decides to take the initiative and hook the little loop from the wire onto a little button-thingy that's on the lid... he just looked at me and smiled...i was like, uhhh? then got in the car and left...i'm cuttin that shit off tomorrow..