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Old 05-01-2018, 08:12 PM
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Default Cleaning Fuel Cap / New Fuel Cap Seal

I just got a new one of these fuel cap seals: 944-201-553-01-M100
Do I need to do anything to it before using or just install on the fuel cap? Wasn't sure if I should put a light coat of oil or some other product on it before starting to use.

In addition to that my fuel cap currently looks like this (haven't installed new seal yet):


What is the best way to clean it up?
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Mine looked the same as yours. I have grinded the surface with fine sandpaper and added a new seal.
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Old 05-02-2018, 02:27 AM
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Buddy of mine suggested using acetone as well which I might try. Do you recall what grit sandpaper you used? Was it like 500 or more like 2000?
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that annoyed the crap outta me so i got a new filler cap. just put a new gasket you'll be fine.
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I used #0000 steel wool and finished with a fine coat of oil after cleaning. Also lubricated the lock with graphite while I was in there.
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Steel wool helped alot:


Where did you put the graphite lube? In the keyhole? Is an oil based lube bad to use?
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Oil is sticky over the years and graphite not. Always graphite for locks.
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Do you just put the graphite in the keyhole?
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Originally Posted by djbooya View Post
Do you just put the graphite in the keyhole?
Correct. Can put some on the key and repeatedly insert it and twist the lock.
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