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Old 08-30-2014, 08:30 PM
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Pelican has a plastic one, with strap by the OEM supplier for $14.25. fuel cap strap clip for $1.00.

Currently, as per Hurdi, I just use the wiper to rest it on.


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Old 09-01-2014, 10:38 PM
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http://www.maxspeed-motorsports.com/..._Gas_Cap_.html[/QUOTE]

You should place this in things you should know about your 996 until today I always let it hang. Thanks
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by 911 carrera blue View Post
You should place this in things you should know about your 996 until today I always let it hang. Thanks[/QUOTE]

Hopefully for the $140 it adds mucho hp.
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:14 PM
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I bet other caps are an exact fit just need to go to the junkyard and start hunting. The cap gasket itself is fairly universal, pulled mine off a Neon. My TDI caps look a lot like the 996.
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by 911 carrera blue View Post
You should place this in things you should know about your 996 until today I always let it hang. Thanks
I never noticed the hook for the strap on my truck's gas cap, either, lol....
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:52 AM
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Easy fix: zip tie. Holds fine, and nobody will see it but you (unless you're one of these fancypants who ponied up for a purty-lookin' gas cap, in which case you'll want to show it off and zip ties will look ghetto).
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Old 09-14-2014, 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted by 996_C4S View Post
Easy fix: zip tie. Holds fine, and nobody will see it but you (unless you're one of these fancypants who ponied up for a purty-lookin' gas cap, in which case you'll want to show it off and zip ties will look ghetto).
Get the new cap from pelican ! Yeah - seems at this age they are all breaking ! I never realized there was hook for cable either ! In all my other cars - edge of cap itself has slot in filler door ...
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Old 09-14-2014, 02:49 AM
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I was talking to Tom over at TC's Garage... he says he sells about 20 of them a week (or maybe he said month). Anyway, looks like the gas cap strap is the new IMSB.

Oh, and I confirmed with him that he can sell it cheaper if you order directly from him, rather than through his Amazon listings.
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:43 PM
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That's annoying alright. What's more annoying is the plastic hinge on the gas cap door broke on mine today. Of all things. I've never seen anyone bring this up before. Hopefully Krazy glue works. It's a pain to get that metal hinge spring back on too. We'll see if this works or I have to get a real fix.
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:41 PM
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They sell the whole hindge assembly

theres a short and a long gas cap strap.
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:50 PM
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Well, now we know, Krazy glue works only on TV. Off to get a real fix. This should be good...
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Old 11-03-2014, 04:58 AM
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Thanks. Seems these strap are prone to breaking. Maybe it isn't worth getting a new one. Placing it on top of the pump.
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Old 11-03-2014, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by suzaan View Post
Thanks. Seems these strap are prone to breaking. Maybe it isn't worth getting a new one. Placing it on top of the pump.
Not really strange considering strap is made from plastic which deteriorate over time.
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:25 PM
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The first thing that I got rid of when I bought my 2000 Jaguar S-type was the gas cap tether. I thought only the British would be foolish enough to put a tether on the gas cap so that when the gas station attendant let the gas cap drop, the tether was certain to cause the gas cap to scratch or ding the fender. Then, less than a year later, I bought my 2001 911, and imagine my surprise when I saw the gas cap tether. At least with the 911, if you let go of the cap, it dangles just below the wheel well opening and therefore can't scratch the fender. In any event, I used a wire cutter to remove the plastic swivel ring that is attached to the tether, and then a mini pry-bar to remove the plastic push pin that attaches the other end of the tether to the car.

If yours is broken, I would just do what I did and eliminate all traces of it's existence.

Does anyone know if the tether is a federal requirement or something? Because every car I've bought since 2000 has it.
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Long Islander View Post

Does anyone know if the tether is a federal requirement or something? Because every car I've bought since 2000 has it.
Yes. It's similar to those tags on pillows. If you remove it, there are severe penalties.
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