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alcofribas 01-09-2013 01:15 PM

Gas cap retainer question
A very trivial item, but I note there's a connector hole in my gas cap for a missing plastic retainer cord. Has anyone had any experience replacing this item? Thanks.


2001 Z3 2.5i
2000 GMC 1500 conversion van
2007 SAAB 9-3

zooz3 01-09-2013 01:28 PM

I had to buy the cap when the rubber tether broke.

vintage42 01-09-2013 02:27 PM

My 1997 has a locking gas cap and a receptacle on the filler door to hold it while refueling. I see no place on the cap for a retainer cord, nor where it might attach to the car.

BStanton 01-10-2013 02:55 AM

My Z also has the locking gas cap with a retainer clip on the inside of the gas tank door.

nc01z3 01-10-2013 06:47 AM

Gas Cap
The only OEM replacement option is to buy the cap plus the retainer for about $25. I made my own retainer out of a piece of parachute cord.

rudyrov 01-10-2013 07:35 AM

Mr BStanton, sorry to ask of topic, but what if anything did you do to your wheels? I ask because they look neat in your picture.


Originally Posted by BStanton (Post 7302831)
My Z also has the locking gas cap with a retainer clip on the inside of the gas tank door.

BStanton 01-10-2013 05:14 PM

Thanks Rudyrov.. The picture is deceiving... I have dozens of chips on them... Some are quite deep.. I've actually started looking locally for a place to have them refinished. The only thing that I do to them is wash them.... And every time that I wash them I swear that I find more and more chips.

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