Fuel Cap Rubber

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Fuel Cap Rubber

Postby MacD » Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:07 pm

When fitting the rubber hose which surrounds the fuel pipe between the petrol cap and the car body on a Traveller do you supply adhesive where the rubber meets the car body and if so what’s best.
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Re: Fuel Cap Rubber

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:55 pm

Fit it without sealant first, it’s not an area that gets bombarded with water so it might remain dry. The evidence would be water coming down the filler pipe/area into the boot and this would show up soon enough when washing the car.
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Re: Fuel Cap Rubber

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:57 pm

And if you find you must seal it, don’t use adhesive (it may need to come out again in future) or anything with silicone in. A bead of Tiger Seal or Wayside Screenseal would be my own choice.
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Re: Fuel Cap Rubber

Postby myoldjalopy » Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:08 pm

Red rubber grease?

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Re: Fuel Cap Rubber

Postby King Kenny » Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:15 pm

I have just refitted my fuel cap after replacing the cargo bay carpet. I used Gutter Seal. It is sticky, black and can be cleaned off with a rag dampened with white spirit.
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Re: Fuel Cap Rubber

Postby MacD » Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:10 pm

Thanks for the advice.


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