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Removing Gas Cap #745187
20/06/22 01:34 AM
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Does anyone know how to remove the gas cap on the M3W?

It has six bolts, one of which is under the hinge and another under the lever. I can't fathom how on earth to get those things out without breaking the pin that holds them on. I ordered some ultra low profile hex wrenches but don't have a lot of faith that they'll clear it.

Re: Removing Gas Cap [Re: AlexKnoll] #745188
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While I've not had my gas cap assembly off my M3W yet, I have two other cars with similar design 'Monza' style caps, and the top hinged portion of the cap is threaded onto the adaptor/base (the bit with the six screws). Normal RH thread, btw.

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Re: Removing Gas Cap [Re: AlexKnoll] #745189
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Good quiestion. I tried to remove mine last year but ran in to the same problems. At the time I was trying to remove the lockable gas cap, which had been stuck. Luckily we finally got the locking cap out, so I gave up on removing the gas cap. I've since taken othes' advice and nver put the locking cap back in. But I'd like to hear how this is done anyways.


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Re: Removing Gas Cap [Re: AlexKnoll] #745195
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This image might help.

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Re: Removing Gas Cap [Re: AlexKnoll] #745202
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There's one for sale on Ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/403695986129 with several pics from different angles

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Re: Removing Gas Cap [Re: AlexKnoll] #745204
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That's looks like the Newton Equipment 'Classic' range

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Re: Removing Gas Cap [Re: TBM] #745207
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The seller lists it as "monza style fuel filler cap / morgan 3 wheeler", he's located in Malvern which somehow I find a bit worrying..... thinking


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Re: Removing Gas Cap [Re: AlexKnoll] #745225
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It certainly does look like a Newton unit. I reached out to them about disassembly.

I'm guessing the whole cap is threaded on but if it is, my god is it on tight. I'm probably going to try taking a spanner wrench to it to see if I can get any movement. I've looked for any sort of locking ring or pin without luck so far.

Re: Removing Gas Cap [Re: Bitsobrits] #745226
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Originally Posted by Bitsobrits
While I've not had my gas cap assembly off my M3W yet, I have two other cars with similar design 'Monza' style caps, and the top hinged portion of the cap is threaded onto the adaptor/base (the bit with the six screws). Normal RH thread, btw.


That is good information, thank you.

Re: Removing Gas Cap [Re: AlexKnoll] #745228
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Originally Posted by AlexKnoll
It certainly does look like a Newton unit. I reached out to them about disassembly.

I'm guessing the whole cap is threaded on but if it is, my god is it on tight. I'm probably going to try taking a spanner wrench to it to see if I can get any movement. I've looked for any sort of locking ring or pin without luck so far.


They may have stuck some form of loctite on the threads. Perhaps a bit of heat ( heat blower rather than naked flame!) may help loosen it.


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