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PostSubject: Fuel cap cord snapped.   Fuel cap cord snapped. Empty3rd November 2015, 08:28

Yet another example of lousy build quality, the strap which connects car to fuel cap broke this morning.

Off to Vines to order a replacement.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel cap cord snapped.   Fuel cap cord snapped. Empty3rd November 2015, 10:26

Mine broke on my last R56 the rubber does degrade over time. Mine lasted 6 years on the car
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel cap cord snapped.   Fuel cap cord snapped. Empty3rd November 2015, 10:43

Is it a stock item at the dealers?
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel cap cord snapped.   Fuel cap cord snapped. Empty3rd November 2015, 13:33

Mine broke a while back, just old rubber degrading! I usually stick my cap inbetween the Trigger to keep the petrol flowing so I can pop back into the car and chill anyway Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel cap cord snapped.   Fuel cap cord snapped. Empty3rd November 2015, 13:53

There used to be a latch which would do that, removed on H&S grounds.

Apparently the attendant can have your pump shut-down if they see you doing that now. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel cap cord snapped.   Fuel cap cord snapped. Empty3rd November 2015, 17:45

Seems strange to be made of rubber as I'd have thought petrol or diesel spillage would also aid to it degrading, nylon of some sort would be better I think...

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel cap cord snapped.   Fuel cap cord snapped. Empty3rd November 2015, 21:07

JakeMiCo wrote:
Mine broke a while back, just old rubber degrading! I usually stick my cap inbetween the Trigger to keep the petrol flowing so I can pop back into the car and chill anyway Very Happy

until the pump interlock fails........ Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel cap cord snapped.   Fuel cap cord snapped. Empty3rd November 2015, 23:50

Can't say any of ours have failed, oldest being 2005...

There's a little hole that holds it on the fuel door anyway so it isn't the end of the world if it does!
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel cap cord snapped.   Fuel cap cord snapped. Empty4th November 2015, 12:11

PhilT wrote:
JakeMiCo wrote:
Mine broke a while back, just old rubber degrading! I usually stick my cap inbetween the Trigger to keep the petrol flowing so I can pop back into the car and chill anyway Very Happy

until the pump interlock fails........ Embarassed

Touch wood cant say I've had that happen! Always use common sense now people!
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel cap cord snapped.   Fuel cap cord snapped. Empty6th November 2015, 16:52

Mine snapped on the Clubbie but I just pop it in the holder, no hassle really.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel cap cord snapped.   Fuel cap cord snapped. Empty6th November 2015, 18:20

I have noticed on Julies Countryman it tends to get tangled very easy but ok on my Clubman.... scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel cap cord snapped.   Fuel cap cord snapped. Empty7th November 2015, 22:32

All fixed. Of course you have to buy an entire fuel cap, at £18.90.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel cap cord snapped.   Fuel cap cord snapped. Empty7th November 2015, 22:43

Ricardo wrote:
All fixed.  Of course you have to buy an entire fuel cap, at £18.90.

Least it's done, even if you had to buy the cap, could have been worse it could have been the entire fuel system

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel cap cord snapped.   Fuel cap cord snapped. Empty7th November 2015, 22:46

Had to be done, can't have any broken bits on MINI! Smile
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