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Old 08-28-2014, 05:31 PM
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The strap that stops the fuel tank cap from falling on the round has snapped. Is this something that can be done by "us" or is some weird and wonderful Porsche tool required to fix it?

It looks to be retained somehow in the hinge???????
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Kalashnikov View Post
Buy a new cap.

The "strap" is known to break. It is attached to the car's body by one screw.

Amazon.com: Porsche 986 987 996 997 gas Fuel Cap +Clip GENUINE oem pertrol tank filler cover: Automotive
Thanks. Just took another look and mine is attached to the hinge mounting plate with what looks to be a large pop-rivet or some such. Looks like the only way to get it out is to drill the bugger.
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:43 PM
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The "pop rivet" is actually a Push Pin Rivet. Use a small screwdriver or a pointy pick and then push the middle of the rivet. The pin in the middle will move in allowing you to easily remove the broken strap.
once out it has tapered prongs that snap into the fastening hole and tighten to hold as the pin is pushed back in.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:38 PM
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My strap's broken too, but I don't think I want to spend $22 on it.

I noticed that the Amazon seller in the link above is TC's Garage. I know the owner of TC's Garage well. Very active in PCA and a great guy.

Give him a call (Tom Gould). Maybe he can beat the price via the Amazon listing, since he won't have to pay Amazon.

Contact info:

1315 Hot Springs Way #105, Vista, CA 92081
(760) 295-3330
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Old 08-29-2014, 03:18 AM
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I really like keeping every little thing perfect on my Porsche. Just seems right. Plus the tether lets you hang the gas cap from the lid, no scratched paint, no lost gas cap...just Porsche coolness

I do love the Porsche aluminum gas caps. Spendy...but pretty...But have been told from several sources they don't work well on 996. The cap breather hole gets blocked causing CEL. Here are a set of all aluminum not the plastic ones. gorgeous.

http://www.maxspeed-motorsports.com/..._Gas_Cap_.html
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:39 AM
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I'll be damned......
I never knew the gas cap strap had a hanger on the filler lid, I just let it dangle !!
I sure wish I could justify buying the aluminium cap, but $140 + delivery to Australia is a little rich for me....
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Stephen Tinker View Post
I'll be damned......
I never knew the gas cap strap had a hanger on the filler lid, I just let it dangle !!
I sure wish I could justify buying the aluminium cap, but $140 + delivery to Australia is a little rich for me....
Ditto
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:26 AM
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I have the aluminum "look" cap. Yes... its actually plastic!

Never had a CEL in 5 years with regards to the cap. The cap in the above photo is not a Porsche cap but an aftermarket "Petroleum" cap?
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Funny story: I was filling up at a gas station and there were 3 dudes admiring my car and 2 hawt chicks. They were looking at everything I was doing as its not too often you see people putting gas in through their front fender. Just when I took off the cap, the strap broke and me not realizing it, dropped the cap. I know they all saw the strap breaking. That was a hilarious and embarrassing moment. At that time, they probably decided they wouldn't be buying a Porsche without even knowing about the IXX. Lol
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Mine is a 99 job and doesn't have the restraining strap. It probably broke before I got the car. So I leave it next to the window wiper. IT says in English and German on the cap. "Turn to click".
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Does anyone know where you can get the cable strap for the aluminum one?
I have that cap but no cable and I end up putting the cap on my wipers every time I fill up
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:17 PM
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maxspeed one is aftermarket
I think the oem one looks better...It's one of those stupid little things that I like...
it's plastic but peeerty
http://www.suncoastparts.com/product...ode=996AirFuel
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I think you have to make the strap out of wire cable
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Originally Posted by Hardback View Post
I have the aluminum "look" cap. Yes... its actually plastic!
Damn, even harder to justify getting one at that price now.
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