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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:15 PM
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Question 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.

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Old 01-09-2013, 01:28 PM
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cap

I had to buy the cap when the rubber tether broke.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:27 PM
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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.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:55 AM
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My Z also has the locking gas cap with a retainer clip on the inside of the gas tank door.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:47 AM
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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.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:35 AM
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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.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:14 PM
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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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