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Replacement Gas Cap

Post by chrism » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:54 am

Oooops, I guess I drove off from the gas station and left the gas cap sitting on the roof of the car. (The tether broke years ago.) Funny thing is that I got NO CEL. Didn't know it was missing until the next fill-up.

Has anyone replaced their OE cap ($35-40) with one of the aftermarket caps, ie Stant, Gates, etc ($5-10)? Do the cheap ones fit right and seal properly?

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Re: Replacement Gas Cap

Post by vtl » Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:49 am

The leak test starts when the tank is at 75% or so. You will eventually get the code.

I hardly recall I've used Gates on my V70. Maybe. Perhaps. :)
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Re: Replacement Gas Cap

Post by oragex » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:37 pm

These caps last quite a while. I once replaced it with an S80 one (I like it better), fits fine but got the CEL after a while. It think the small rubber cord can be bought separately, but at the junkyard/ebay there's plenty still good

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Re: Replacement Gas Cap

Post by chrism » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:55 pm

Thank you guys for the input. It seems every time I try to cheap out on parts it comes back to bite me. I live near Voluparts and they have OE for $31 including the tether so I think I'll do that. Even if the cheap brands work right they don't have a tether so I could see myself leaving it at the gas station again.

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Re: Replacement Gas Cap

Post by vtl » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:56 pm

Good choice, a new genuine cap will last another 15 years ;)
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Re: Replacement Gas Cap

Post by darrylrobert » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:20 pm

Im using a genuine volvo lockable cap i found at the junkyard with the keys over 10 years ago. i just changed the rubber and its good. I also carry a spare in the trunk. No tether i hold the cap or hook it on the filler door. Never ever put anything on your car roof, i put my wallet on the roof once...lesson learnt

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Re: Replacement Gas Cap

Post by DrDan » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:34 am

I've replaced mine with an original one. It came with the tether and I was told by the dealer that they don't sell the tether individually.

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Post by oragex » Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:26 pm

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Re: Replacement Gas Cap

Post by DrDan » Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:34 pm

Damn. I was fooled by the dealer :shock:

Anyway, at the same time I had to change the filler flap hinge which gave me a distinctive klonk when after each left turn I had a "like new" refuelling experience 8)

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Re: Replacement Gas Cap

Post by abscate » Fri May 01, 2020 6:34 am

DrDan wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:34 pm
Damn. I was fooled by the dealer :shock:

Anyway, at the same time I had to change the filler flap hinge which gave me a distinctive klonk when after each left turn I had a "like new" refuelling experience 8)
Go back to them with their part number and ask for a free one since you had to do their job that day

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