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this is rather embarrassing but...

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by 08pretaco, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Apr 22, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco [OP] Almost there

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    do any of you guys have a tough time getting the oil cap off?

    i was at the gas station and putting gas in, figured id pour some one my seafoam in and the damn cap wouldnt come off! not only was it this time but a majority of the time i try to do an oil change the cap takes me the most trouble!

    its rather embarrassing but the damn thing wont come off :mad:
     
  2. Apr 22, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy Wo die weißen Frauen an?

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    YES!
    every time I change oil I think to ask the same thing but never remember.
    I have tried putting a little oil on the rubber ring and threads and it doesn't help.
     
  3. Apr 22, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    afd23a

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    Not so much on this truck, but on the others I've had.....yeah, I've had trouble getting the oil cap off. :anonymous:
     
  4. Apr 22, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    08pretaco

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    thank god haha i thought i was just really weak or stupid haha

    so you tried lubing it and still no help when trying to turn it off. tried anything else?
     
  5. Apr 22, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    k20me

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    I use this. Don't need to mess around with an oil cap that won't come off easily. It won't damage the cap, I've done it multiple times already.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Apr 22, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    I thought about replacing it to see if that helps but usually I just do as K20me has suggested and use a wrench or pliers.
     
  7. Apr 22, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    It's tougher than most I've worked on but after my second oil change I just started snugging the cap back down then going only a 1/3 turn farther. This helped a bit, although I still have to put in a decent amount of force to get it to come off.
     
  8. Apr 22, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    ToucanV13

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    I just crossfit that bitch off. Tough though sometimes.
     
  9. Sep 25, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    I don't feel so bad after reading your guys post. I've worked out majority of my life but can never get that damn cap off without Mr. Goodwrench.lol
     
  10. Sep 25, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    I use these [​IMG]

    IMO, oil caps are better tight than loose.
     
  12. Sep 25, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    i just did my oil change about 20 min ago and use pliers so ya that is all
     
  13. Sep 26, 2010 at 5:50 AM
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    Yea i've been able to muscle it off a few times...but most of the time I just use pliers
     
  14. Sep 26, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    I was a lube tech at a toyota dealership for a couple years. The threaded oil caps were always tough to remove. Most needed a wrench.
    Haven't had any problem with mine. I might try a SMALL amount of copper anti-seize if it starts happening.
     
  15. Sep 26, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    My truck is tough but I have so far been able to muscle it off, my wife's yaris on the other hand has required the channel locks a couple of times.
     
  16. Sep 26, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    Don't put it on so tight. Snug is good enough.

    I am a genius.
     
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