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Old 09-17-2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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Gas Cap

I lost the gas cap for my fuel fill and purchased one that I thought would fit but it did not seal.

I called Transfer Flow and gave them the model number that is stencil painted on the front of the tank and that is not one of their numbers. I crawled underneath and located the ID plate but a frame cross member is blocking about 1/4 of the plate. I can not id the manufacture, and it identifies the cap but I can only make out the first part that says 97.

Any help would be great.
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:17 PM   #2
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It would help a lot if we knew what the tank is located in/on. I mean .. What kind of vehicle is it, Riding Lawn Mower, Portable Generator, Semi Tractor, Class A motor home?

And if a motor home, since the fuel tank is a chassis part.. Who made teh chassis? (And engine)

I mean, as an example: If I need a new gas cap for my Damon, which is built upon a Workhorse Custom Chassis, with a 8.1 Chevy up front I go to the auto store and say "The biggest Chevy Silverado 8.1L cap you got" and... it fits.

How do I know this

1: I asked when visiting Damon
2: I asked for the "Biggest Silverado Gas Cap you got" and.. It fit.
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:12 PM   #3
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I guess being a "Senior member" doesn't mean you are not an idiot.

I think the tank was made by Transfer Flow but probably not the fill tube and cap. Unfortunately I put my coach back into storage this morning otherwise I could have walked out to the drive and checked mine. If you don't get a good response I will get back to you in a few days.
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:36 PM   #4
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I drilled a small hole thru the twist-tab on the gas cap, wrapped stainless safety wire thru the hole to make a loop and put a hook on the loop. Then screwed an eye hook onto the upper flat of the fiberglass fill assembly. Each time the gas cap comes off, I hook it on the eye there so it doesn't go anywhere like the gas caps of every other rig I've ever owned. So far, that cured the disappearing gas cap trick.
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:19 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=Algoma;546280]I guess being a "Senior member" doesn't mean you are not an idiot.

I thought everyone would clearly understand that by posting in the Alpine Forum and having my coach year and model in the signature. They would figure out I was looking for a gas cap on my lawn mower.
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:42 PM   #6
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Please forgive the "senior member", he was having a "senior moment"

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I have a spare Stant 11823 I carry should I lose mine. Looked like the correct one when I compared it to the one on my 2001. Why do I carry a spare? Because I got lucky once and forgot to put the cap on, but lucked out and it did not fall off the headlight housing within a few miles when I smelled diesel.
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I tried a gas cap off of a 1997 GMC 2500 Diesel and it apears to work it is a Stant 11591 locking.
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That happened to me once, after fueling up, left cap on station pump. Stopped at a Flying J and bought a replacement. Like EM, thats only going to happen to me once. Drilled and tapped cap & fire wall for 8-32 screws and attached a chain to same. Have not lost a cap since.
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I tried a gas cap off of a 1997 GMC 2500 Diesel and it apears to work it is a Stant 11591 locking.
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I concur a late model Gov't Motors (GM) cap worked. I lost ours at a FJ too!!
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Rich:

My cap customarily rides around atop the headlight. Haven't lost it yet!

John:

That's how you get 810 posts in only six months. You comment on everything, without regard to context.
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During Home Coming 2005 at the WRV factory tour I was checking out the parts bins and found one labeled "Hanger Fuel Fill Tube" with a Fuel Cap in the box. I took a photo of it. After reading your post I looked up that photo and found it was in an AC Delco box. Those who said it was GM are correct. However, the numbers on the box were hard to read. Since I haven't needed one myself yet!!! I haven't tried the parts house to see. Anyway here are what I think are the numbers on the box. 7504310 1 * G1195 (note the zero's could be [8's]. Sorry the photo wasn't better.

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