Water filler cap won't lock

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  1. Dai Motorhome

    Dai Motorhome Read Only Funster

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    As the title says- anyone had this issue?
    Cheers
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    Water Filler Cap won't work

    I have this issue as well.

    I saw somewhere else to put the filler cap in boiling water and that this might cure the problem.

    It didn't work for me!

    You could try it.
     
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    I had this with last van and tried the hot water idea. It didn't work so I drove to a locksmith and he sorted it... something to do with a spring inside the cap.. Good luck.:Smile:
     
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    Suspect you'll find lots of people have had similar problems, mine would only lock occasionally but a good soak in boiling water seems to have cured the problem.
    Geoff.
     
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    worth a try........

    Scrape (dont shave) a pencil lead (graphite) with a craft knife onto the key.
    Bit fiddly but should help get the key moving if enough lead is introduced.

    You can buy small bottles of powdered graphite for future maintenance on eBay.

    Graphite is the lubricate of choice by locksmiths....WD40 dries out and oil attracts dirt.
     
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    Several years ago I was at the Midsummer Motorhome Show at Lincoln and my water filler cap wouldn't lock, went to a stall holder and he showed me how to use it correctly and he locked it for me, I unlocked it but never got round to locking it again. It was me, it just wouldn't lock for me. Spent about 2 years travelling around with the cap fitted but not locked.
     
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    I used boiling water well over a year ago and then sprayed loads of silicon into the plastic workings. Been ok to date
     
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    Hmm,in 4 yrs I've never bothered to find out if it locks or not :BigGrin:
    I sort of thought 'who would want to steal the water'

    Am I laying myself open to the next Urban Myth-a noxious substance was introduced into our water tank and we was robbed whilst comatose :Rofl1:

    I will check it in morn though.
    Mike
     
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    Its to stop your filler cap being stolen :Doh:
     
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    Looks like I've had 4 yrs of good luck then :Doh:
    Mike
     
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    same thing with toilet cassette doors, some really sad gits out there will steal anything if its not locked up, even your shit:Eeek:
     
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    Have you seen the price :Laughing:
    It seems just the fact that it has a lock is a deterrent :BigGrin:
     
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    I thought that mine was locked :Doh: Lost the sod and had to buy a new one, I am now world expert on checking that it is Locked :Laughing:
     
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    :thumb::thumb: It locks :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Mike
     
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    once saw a 9ft tall bloke taking a pi$$ in someones tank....:Rofl1:
     
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    tried the hot water soak . but no luck I'm afraid. Thanks for all the suggestions!
    Dai :Smile:
     
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    I had the same problem a year ago with the water cap , it refused to lock so I bought another one which worked.
    I then found out by mistake I put my old one back on which locked okay and has done ever since .
    I put it down to operator error:Eeek:
     
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    I've got a feeling that it may be user error on my part too
    , but I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong!
     
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