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Old 04-17-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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Oil fill cap

I'm stuck.. Changed the oil in October and have not touched the oil fill cap since . But yesterday when I went to add some i could not get the cap to turn loose.. Clicks going clockwise but wont budge counter..?.. It's an original cap to motor ( 6 cylinder ) any ideas how to get it off ?..

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Old 04-17-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
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I believe I recall seeing a thread on this a while back and if your engine is currently hot, just let it cool off and it should come off with ease. Seems others experience this when the engine is hot.

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I believe I recall seeing a thread on this a while back and if your engine is currently hot, just let it cool off and it should come off with ease. Seems others experience this when the engine is hot.
Thanks ill give a try after work .. Hate to have to pull the valve cover off to get it out.. Not sure of any other way if this doesnt work
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Had the same problem when it is hot. Seems to from some kida suction or expansion. I took a pair of channel locks and broke it off. Had to get another cap.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:10 PM   #5
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Thanks ill give a try after work .. Hate to have to pull the valve cover off to get it out.. Not sure of any other way if this doesnt work
If that doesn't work I would suggest using a rubber mallet and tapping the filler cap from the side to see if that might give it a budge.
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Just went out to try it again since it has had time to cool off.. Had to use a little force but came free .. Thanks again for all the suggestions ..

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