Help!!! Fuel cap doesn't unlock anymore...

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Help!!! Fuel cap doesn't unlock anymore...

#1 Post by 2002tiil » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:42 am

Strange thing,

The fuel cap doesn't unlock anymore, nothing changed: Same key used: How can i get this thing off?
The key doesn't turn...

Thanks for help in forward....

Richard

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Re: Help!!! Fuel cap doesn't unlock anymore...

#2 Post by 2002tiil » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:00 am

Aaaaaahhh... it's off: A little compressed air, works like a charme again, sorry for my stressfull "help" ....

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Re: Help!!! Fuel cap doesn't unlock anymore...

#3 Post by silverstrom » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:56 pm

Why was it stuck? Just one of those things?
1985 RZ500 1GE Spec
1985 RZ500 47X Spec Project Bike
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Re: Help!!! Fuel cap doesn't unlock anymore...

#4 Post by 2002tiil » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:35 am

Silverstorm, apparently a tumbler(-s) had a dirt issue: My neighbour (who is a lock specialist) had a lot of issues with door locks, just because of a little dirt, in the lock and even on the key: had a BMW 1200 GS and after cleaning the key it worked great again.
Even a straw will do the trick, WD40 in, let it for a while, straw in the key opening and blow by compressed air and if you don't have, just your lungs.

After i had the fuel cap off, it worked like a charme again!

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Re: Help!!! Fuel cap doesn't unlock anymore...

#5 Post by AHAMAYfrank » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:05 am

Great info for the future, thanks Frank
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