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Old 12-10-19, 05:35 PM
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Default Fuel cap replacement

My 410 came with a cheap Chinese made petrol caps when I purchased the car from BCL. Does anyone know which other make uses these? I am attaching a picture in case Bristol used different caps for different cars.

The external diameter is 2.75" or 7cm. The tabs are on the outside, unlike most fuel caps.

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Old 14-10-19, 09:16 AM
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That does not look like a bona-fide 410 petrol cap, indeed it looks much more like a radiator cap. I attach (I hope) some photos of the genuine article which consists of a circular spring loaded disc with a rubber facing that bears on the smooth end of the filler pipe. It is a very effective and simple piece of work - opening the flap automatically opens the cap and the key to the flap cannot fall out on the road, nor can one drive off with the flap open.

Roger
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Old 14-10-19, 09:58 AM
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Default Fuel Cap replacement

I can confirm that Rogers 'photos are exactly the same as my 407 with a Yale lock. Might I suggest that you contact Bristol Cars Spares to see if the have the correct item in stock. Like a lot of things Bristol it is a very simple and effective way of sealing the fuel tank and is indeed adjustable.
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Old 14-10-19, 10:43 AM
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Thank you for this. Unfortunately, this is how my car was delivered by BCL. I will contact the spares at BCL to see if they can supply the correct part.

PS: unfortunately the lock has also been changed to a cheap Chinese one. Any reference on the Yale lock would be welcome- Thanks
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