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supershuttle



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England 2010 Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 SC V8 Ipanema Sand
Filler cap retainer strap replacement

So this is irritating me, although I have never (yet) dropped the filler cap:


So I thought I'd repair, cut the ends clean, slid on heat shrink sleeving, tacked the ends together with super glue, then liberally applied rubber solution, slid the heat shrink into place and shrank it - worked but not entirely satisfactory:


Then I thought, you have dozens of tape recorder drive belts from a previous life, replace the strap! So I cut a drive belt to length, crimped on some "eyes" on the ends, removed the plastic filler cap cover (easy) and refitted as shown - decent job, now I can't drop the filler cap and scrabble around on the floor in the petrol station to retrieve it, even if I wanted to - and i can't think why I would.





Its as good as the original and it cost next to nothing Very Happy Geoff

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3528cc



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Autobiography 4.2 SC V8 Buckingham Blue

Like your fix, I have the same problem, and wasn't I prepared to pay the 30 for a replacement cap and retainer! Regards
Royston

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northernmonkeyjones



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that is a top repair Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

mine has snapped and i have actually dropped it a couple of times Banging Head

I dont have any tape recorder drive belts lying around but I'm sure with a bit of searching about i can find something which will suffice pretty sure i have some eyes etc and I do have plenty of bits of black bell wire which might work.... time for a hunt. There is nothing that can't be fixed with a hammer😜😜
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supershuttle



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I can easily supply the belts, each belt will do this mod at least 3 times. Just checking with Stan where I stand re: forum rules etc. Geoff

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supershuttle



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I've had the go ahead from Stan if you want a drive belt please gift 1 via PayPal to geoffsmi@gmail.com and put your address in the comments and I'll post 'em out. The 1 is for p&p and the belt.

Will be next week before I can post any. Geoff

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northernmonkeyjones



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will have one pls Geoff.

Thanks, the best i could find was a bit of stiff strimmer cord, not ideal.

paypal on its way. There is nothing that can't be fixed with a hammer😜😜
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Welshdragon



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Now that's a top idea, mine bust and never thought about replacing or fixing it as my other motors don't have this kind of set up, but I like the fix Thumbs Up Thumbs Up If it dont work.......burn it!

If the IId tool cant fix it.......burn the FF.

If the FF cant be fixed......buy a Land Cruiser!

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8.00 for a new cap...or it was in October 2012 Whistle

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ironhorse



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Re: Filler cap retainer strap replacement

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great repair but i would have to put a bit of black paint that self tapper Thumbs Up

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supershuttle



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Good point re black paint but I was in a rush, also it's not a self tapper it's a threaded screw (M4) that fits perfectly tightly in the hole (oh err missis) and is tightened so the thing still swivels. I think a self tapper would do in fact thinking about it I have some black ones - doh! Banging Head Geoff

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Cam-Tech-Craig



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And a little black shrink wrap over the crimp Whistle Whistle Whistle

After all its only a filler cap Whistle Whistle Whistle Rolling Eyes

Bow down Bow down Bow down Thumbs Up

Great job Geoff... Don't forget to put it back on when you've filled up sir Whistle Laughing Laughing Laughing Bow down

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supershuttle



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Thanks Craig - its a mod to simply stop the filler cap from falling to the ground and maybe even getting lost or broken - it works and it looks better than a bit of snapped rubber. Black paint and shrink wrap notwithstanding Very Happy
Oh and it saves thirty quid Very Happy Very Happy Geoff

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Cam-Tech-Craig



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Cam-Tech-Craig wrote:
Don't forget to put it back on when you've filled up sir Whistle Laughing Laughing Laughing Bow down



To subtle for you this morning then Geoff... Whistle

No reference to rear spoilers at all sir Whistle Whistle Whistle Bow down

Laughing

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^ sound like a good story here Craig..... Laughing If it dont work.......burn it!

If the IId tool cant fix it.......burn the FF.

If the FF cant be fixed......buy a Land Cruiser!

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Cam-Tech-Craig



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Im saying nuffing Laughing Laughing Laughing Whistle Thumbs Up

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