Water filler cap. Will not lock.

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Jaygee32, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Jaygee32

    Jaygee32 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Can anyone tell us how to get the barrel from the centre of the lock?
    Key will turn but it doesn't lock. Have tried WD40 to free it but to no avail.
     
  2. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    9,508
    Likes Received:
    5,562
    Location:
    Mansfield,Notts
    If memeory serves its a well documented problem, me seems to think the lock is not removeable as its a factory push and click assembly
    A new one is the cure:cry:
     
  3. DESCO

    DESCO Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2,651
    Likes Received:
    267
    Location:
    London
    Agree with Geo on this but found with one soaking in warn water worked, you have nothing to lose.


    Dave .:thumb::thumb:
     
  4. JayDee

    JayDee Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Messages:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    166
    Location:
    N. Devon
    If its one like this
    http://www.leisureshopdirect.com/Ma...ply_fittings/Water_filler_cap_-_lockable.aspx
    you can buy the cap without a lock (I know Chelston sell them) and then you cut the old cap in half and remove your lock. Then you carefully tap the lock into the new cap, making sure the cutouts are aligned. Cap now works and with your original keys.:thumb:


    John
     
  5. Wildman

    Wildman Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,458
    Likes Received:
    8,598
    Location:
    Ilfracombe, Devon
    I assumed the lock is knackered and he wants to replace the barrel with a new one, or maybe I'm reading it wrong.
     
  6. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    25,835
    Likes Received:
    76,128
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    Brand new ones don't work!, or didn't when I bought one new in 2006. It used to be a common topic on forums, I thought maybe they had fixed the problem. Some people lock them easy, others struggle, maybe there is a knack, or maybe you need to be a magician:Smile:
     
  7. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    9,508
    Likes Received:
    5,562
    Location:
    Mansfield,Notts
    Or maybe you need a RV:thumb:
     
  8. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,232
    Likes Received:
    34,418
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Is it, perhaps, the case that the cap isn't properly in position before the key is used? I've seen some people insert the cap and then try to lock it without first twisting it into position.

    The cap has to be twisted clockwise a small way before the key is used to lock it. It should then move freely in either direction without coming out. To remove, it should be unlocked and then be twisted anti-clockwise before being pulled out.
     
  9. Diabalo

    Diabalo Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,966
    Likes Received:
    379
    Location:
    Rochester
    Yep, chuck it in a jug of very hot water, that normally sorts em out.:thumb:
     
  10. Jaygee32

    Jaygee32 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Norfolk
    water filler cap

    Thanks for all your replies. Will give the suggestions a go and let you know. It was a new cap last year. We'd had the same problem with the previous one!
    Joan
     
  11. Masman

    Masman Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    188
    Location:
    south yorkshire
    Had the same problem a couple of weeks ago.sprayed some silicon lubricant in but it didnt work straight away.gave it a good tapping. now it seems ok.:thumb:
     
  12. Douglas

    Douglas Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,837
    Likes Received:
    401
    Location:
    South Wales,
    about 2 years ago I had one that would not lock, also the hand grip would turn without any stop, I found that the inner part of the plastic assembly had come unglued from the outer cover, a few drops of super glue fixed it.

    Doug...
     
  13. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Messages:
    11,066
    Likes Received:
    13,668
    Location:
    Heavan
    always wonder'd why we even bother with locking water caps. Not like some-one is going to syphon your water :RollEyes:
     
  14. peter marshall

    peter marshall

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,702
    Likes Received:
    1,701
    Location:
    Cleveleys,Lancashire
    Hi JG32
    I Have never had much luck with that type of cap, the one on at present does'nt lock but stays in place, I did at one time for the Bessaccar buy a fiamma cap and conecting unit that one had lugs like on a petrol cap and I did find that ok, I am sorry now it went with the van on changing. Pete :thumb:
     
  15. Douglas

    Douglas Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,837
    Likes Received:
    401
    Location:
    South Wales,
    True,but they might put something extra in as a sick joke!!

    Doug...
     
  16. Wildman

    Wildman Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,458
    Likes Received:
    8,598
    Location:
    Ilfracombe, Devon
    oil and WD40 are not the best way to free up a jambed lock, regular use of graphite dust is the answer. Buy it from most motor factors.
     
  17. jhorsf

    jhorsf Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    Messages:
    9,157
    Likes Received:
    8,067
    Location:
    DERBYSHIRE
    I have had several they all seem to work when they want to the hot water trick seems to fix them for a little while but a new one will fail also:Doh:
     
  18. Cupcake

    Cupcake Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Norfolk Broads
    We've had the same problem but after reading this thread chucked it in hot water for a few minutes and hey presto it locked!

    Thanks for the tip:thumb:
     
Loading...

Share This Page