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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-08-2007, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation Gas Cap Removal

Alright guys so here is my problem. I have a set of plastics and tank that I am working on painting right now. I need to remove the gas cap that is on the tank so I can put the one from my old tank on it so I can use my key. The problem that I am having is I don't have the key for the gas cap that is currently on the tank. I have the ring of the gas cap apart, but the actual center part of the gas lid is still locked on to the inner lip of the gas tank. I was wondering if there is anyway to get this cap off that someone knows besides having to go get a key cut.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-08-2007, 01:14 PM
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by that point id have a flat screwdriver mashed in it and try to turn it w/ visegrips! maybe try drillin it out and picking the tumblers out so it wil turn

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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-08-2007, 02:41 PM
 
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you could always just use the hammer and screwdriver to break the lock. doesnt really matter since you're not planning on using that cap anyways right?
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-08-2007, 04:01 PM
 
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screw driver + hammer = denting in top of tank.. no?

i agree, drill it out.. alot easier.
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I vote for the drill.
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I would use a drill with a small easy out then use the screw driver. No dent no worries.
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screw driver + hammer = denting in top of tank.. no?

i agree, drill it out.. alot easier.
completely! You'll kick yourself otherwise!
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 12:40 AM
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Have you tried to just remove the allen bolts holding the entire assembly in?

If so and it didn't work... drill it out!

Or have a locksmith do it. He could even cut you a new key.

Why don't you have the key?




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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yes the allen bolts are removed on the ring of the gas cap, but the actual center portion is locked onto the lip of the gas can. My painter lost the key that came with the tank that is why I no longer have the key to open it up. I could go to a locksmith but i figured that would cost a pretty penny so I was seeing if there was anyway to take care of this without going down that route.
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 02:30 PM
 
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why dont you just call a locksmith and ask how much it would cost to cut a key? I mean it is simple enough to do that.
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-14-2007, 08:32 AM
 
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i used a locksmith to get in a tank i got off ebay once. Made the mistake of not asking what the price would be before he finished. Just assumed it would be $20 or so. cost me $110 lol next time im going to use the drill method and just buy a new cap
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-14-2007, 08:33 AM
 
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He said if it werent a motorcycle lock (i guess they are 10 times harder) it would have been under $35 go figure
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did ya at least get a kiss after he screwed ya over like that?

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hmm you could drill it but you might want to try your hand at picking it first. who knows you might get lucky, I did with two paperclips
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hmm you could drill it but you might want to try your hand at picking it first. who knows you might get lucky, I did with two paperclips
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yeah actually its not such a good thing, it mainly just means my bike can be stolen by an amateur thief
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my vote goes to C4
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C4 with a slow detonation wire so you can get the F away!!




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