Water cap

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  1. RogerD

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    No matter how I try I cannot lock my water cap, the dealer did it OK, but no matter what I do I cannot lock it. Is there a knack or is it knackered:BigGrin:
     
  2. johnsandywhite

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    :Smile: Hi RogerD. Is the WHOLE of the lock turning? It's usually the cause of failing to catch on correctly. :Wink:
     
  3. RogerD

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    No just the middle, it seems locked but you remove the key and it is still unlocked and just twists open
     
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    :Cool: In that case? Try turning the lock further around. My Dethleffs has a problem that you need to turn it in a certain way. 2 locks on the Gas locker both in different positions. Perhaps a photo of your lock may help us to sort it for you? :Eek!:
     
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    If its the usual type fitted to most brit and european motorhomes, the lock is only designed to turn 90 degrees.

    Difficult to describe the process, but here goes:

    You should be able to offer the cap onto the housing and it will turn about 90 degrees clockwise to locate on the housing, and stop. Insert the key and turn the key only 90degrees clockwise and withdraw. You should now be able to turn the cap clockwise without it coming off.

    Note: turning the cap anticlockwise when locked often results in the cap coming off - the retaining lugs are soft plastic and will not stand up to any real force. The fact is that the 'lock' is more of a visual deterent than a physical one.
     
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    Some of the water caps are notoriously cheap and nasty - the one on our new Adria failed instantly, seems to be similar to the one you describe. We had a similar problem with an Autosleeper cap on our previous van. I got a new cap (eventually) from the dealer, and fitted the lock, which just slots into the middle and it seems ok now although the build quality doesn't excite......:Confused:
     
  7. RogerD

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    Managed to lock it, but not sure how, :Eek!:and I haven't managed to repeat the feat yet.:Err:
     
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    That happened with ours to Roger, may be worth getting a second cap, they don't cost much and a spare won't be too much weight or space-consuming!

    Laurie
     
  9. JockandRita

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    Hi all,

    We have the same problem withour diesel cap, but the petrol (genny) and water caps are okay.

    Laurie, how did you remove the locking barrel from the old cap? I can see a black plastic ring around the top of the barrel, but not able to suss out the removal process.

    Jock.
     
  10. justme AKA Grath

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    Total rubbish

    We had these type of water caps on our last van and I purchased a replacement and that also went faulty very quickly.
    I stopped locking it as it took too long and was a little hit and miss.
    They are total rubbish!
    If you need to lock it, I would recommend that you find a different type.
    Just my opinion:Smile:
     
  11. Adria 5

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    hi:Frown: the one on my swift a pain to get off espcially on a cold morning:RollEyes:

    ray
     
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