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Re: Fix for capless filler

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Today I replaced my capless filler with a cap type. I bought my cap type from rockauto for a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel that they have listed.
Part number(s) and pics if possible, please. Does it come with a cap retention strap, or did you rig a cap hanger on the fuel door, etc?

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May I ask why one would want to make this modification? What's wrong with the capless setup?
Others have pointed out the insufficiency of the fuel door to keep out dust and water. Furthermore, it's not as if a capless filler is especially useful on a diesel, given that one must wear gloves while refueling anyway. Finally, at least in my case, my capless filler is broken and needs to be replaced.

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Old 12-15-2014, 05:38 AM
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Re: Fix for capless filler

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MDBones,

Did you remove the green plastic "DIESEL" crown around the filler neck?
I remove the crown to fit my cap when going off road. For around town I don't bother putting the cap on and have the crown on. Very quick to change over. The cap works a treat to keep the crap out.
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Re: Fix for capless filler

While I truly appreciate the fastidiousness and concern on this issue, I wonder if it isn't being overthought? I suppose if your daily routine takes your rig through very dirty, wet conditions it might be, as someone pointed out earlier, cheap insurance.

Having said that, it occurred to me another much easier approach, would be to measure the outer diameter of the filler neck and get a good Camera Lens Cover (the snap on kind) to put over it. No tools required.
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While I truly appreciate the fastidiousness and concern on this issue, I wonder if it isn't being overthought?
Fair enough, and some of these other solutions are very straightforward. I would be interested to see your camera lens cover idea implemented.

My interest is primarily based on the fact that my capless filler needs to be repaired; if I'm in there fixing it already then it may not be much extra work to swap out for a nice, capped filler.
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While I truly appreciate the fastidiousness and concern on this issue, I wonder if it isn't being overthought?

If we didn't have these little things to worry and fuss over it would be quite the boring place! There's always something to improve or modify just because we can. If it isn't the car, its the mountain bike or some other toy I am totally over thinking and capitalising! Beats spending my money on the kids! 😝



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Re: Fix for capless filler

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...it's not as if a capless filler is especially useful on a diesel, given that one must wear gloves while refueling anyway. Finally, at least in my case, my capless filler is broken and needs to be replaced.
Are you refueling with plutonium or something?
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Are you refueling with plutonium or something?
Heh. Diesel doesn't evaporate like gasoline and therefore persists on surfaces. If you haven't been wearing gloves when refueling either you have been very lucky or you don't mind getting your hands covered in grimy diesel from the pump handle. I'm not talking about some "essence of petroleum" type deal, either... I can often see the black liquid on my nitrile gloves after simply picking up the filler handle from the station pump.
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Heh. Diesel doesn't evaporate like gasoline and therefore persists on surfaces. If you haven't been wearing gloves when refueling either you have been very lucky or you don't mind getting your hands covered in grimy diesel from the pump handle. I'm not talking about some "essence of petroleum" type deal, either... I can often see the black liquid on my nitrile gloves after simply picking up the filler handle from the station pump.
I'm like you Roadkill, I've worked around diesel for years and learnt quickly to carry a box of nitrile gloves in the car for refueling. Inevitably the pump and pump handle are often covered in diesel which stinks the car out. Easier to slip the glove on and dispose of them after. Similarly I carry a roll of hand towell to wipe off any spillage as often the servo has run out or doesn't supply it.
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Fix for capless filler

Some one left one of those at the shop a few months back telling me this should be my next project. That one doesn't fit. This cap less thing is kinda stupid but at same time I'm pretty sure the fuel and water filter/ separator takes care of that. With that said I have a top of the line fuel filter water set up on my cummins and still prefer a capped fuel fill port.

I have an idea that will be pretty bad ass. You guys will love it. Basically I'm trying to design one where the bottom side is rubber. The whole assembly will have a stud that run thru it. Put on the cap rubber side down. Turn a wing nut and it will compress the rubber to expand and create a tight seal . And there will be some type of tether you bolt somewhere.

I probably shouldn't have said it. But whatever lol. I hav a little head start.
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Some one left one of those at the shop a few months back telling me this should be my next project. That one doesn't fit. This cap less thing is kinda stupid but at same time I'm pretty sure the fuel and water filter/ separator takes care of that. With that said I have a top of the line fuel filter water set up on my cummins and still prefer a capped fuel fill port.

I have an idea that will be pretty bad ass. You guys will love it. Basically I'm trying to design one where the bottom side is rubber. The whole assembly will have a stud that run thru it. Put on the cap rubber side down. Turn a wing nut and it will compress the rubber to expand and create a tight seal . And there will be some type of tether you bolt somewhere.

I probably shouldn't have said it. But whatever lol. I hav a little head start.
Does it look like this?
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Re: Fix for capless filler

Yup except I'm going to make it so it doesn't look like a plumbing cap.
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