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fuel flap idea

Nath.

The Gentlemans Express
Jan 1, 2006
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EASTLEIGH, HAMPSHIRE
I have always been unhappy with my Exeo's fuel flap opening, I struggle to open it. A friend of mine has just collected a Skoda and it has a posh to open/push to close spring clip thing going on just inside the fuel flap. I think this part would probably fit the Exeo but I have no part number.

Here is a pic of what I'm talking about (with a red arrow)



And here is a pic of my Exeo's poverty spec rubber bumper that I want to mod.



I thust thought that maybe someone on here with a VAG parts list could point me in the right direction
 

Wildie

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Jun 29, 2011
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they ok had few cars with push to open a few open from inside car best :p i find pushing at the hinge side a bit fiddly.
 
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I don't know if there's a hole all the way through the wing behind the rubber bumper, but looks about the right size for glueing in an Ikea-spec cabinet plunger
Ok, it's not OEM, but I'd imagine the plunger on the Skoda is part of a complete fuel flap assy :(
 
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Nath.

The Gentlemans Express
Jan 1, 2006
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EASTLEIGH, HAMPSHIRE
OK so I have had some spare time today after getting my hands on a little popper/opener off of a glass cabinet and done a modification to my fuel flap.

Comments good or bad welcome.



Unscrew the original rubber bumper


Here is the pop opener thing I am using



And then I fitted a rubber gromet that was exactly the right width to make the spacing correct and give an OK finish.



Here is a little video of the mod in action clicky
 

RobM

Back from the dead...
Sep 27, 2006
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Southampton
No, but the original never did either
Then either I randomly lose all strength after locking my car, my car is broken, or I'm a mentalist. I suspect the latter, but I'm sure mine does lock closed.

I'm gonna check...

I'm not a mentalist, the fuel cover locks when the car is locked. Actually questioned my sanity for a second :-o
 
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12string

Rocker
Oct 5, 2006
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Inverness
Nice mod Nath.

Where did you get the pressure release catch ?

I looked in B&Q but they didn't even stock anything like it.

Cheers
 
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