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Old 01-15-2013, 09:43 AM
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Filled up this morning in 20 degree weather and the door broke off. It never fully opened and I was always careful not to over do it. Is a replacement part available or used only.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:45 AM
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Just to clarify. It was the door to the gas tank that broke off. Not the actual door!
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:55 AM
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The gas "door" on my 1994 525i broke as well. It is a plastic hinge and is available.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:56 AM
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Filled up this morning in 20 degree weather and the door broke off. It never fully opened and I was always careful not to over do it. Is a replacement part available or used only.
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Just to clarify. It was the door to the gas tank that broke off. Not the actual door!
Holy cow. Talk about At first I was like, what the heck? his door fell off Then I saw the second post. That's when I

The hinge can be replaced. There was recently a thread about it. Search this forum for "gas door" or the like and you should be able to find it easily enough.

Thanks for the laugh
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:57 AM
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the hinge can be replaced. There was recently a thread about it. Search this forum for "gas door" or the like and you should be able to find it easily enough.

Thanks for the laugh
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:16 AM
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Not my gas door but the cold has made my cable in my door break. Gotta love the cold!
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:22 AM
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Not my gas door but the cold has made my cable in my door break. Gotta love the cold!
You must have a fancy cable release on your fuel filler door. I don't have one. You may be able to access it from the trunk after removing the liner on that side. I can't give much further advice on it though. Perhaps someone here who has firsthand knowledge can help.

You can find the part number to the cable by going to realoem.com and plugging in the VIN information it requests. Then just drill down to the part and you can use the part number to order from any of a number of online suppliers or your local dealer if you are so inclined.

Oh, and as I grow older, i'm beginning to hate the cold.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:30 AM
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It was the cable on my drivers door. My fuel door is all messed up to lol...I have to manually "open" the actuator on the fuel door lock to get it to close. My spring on my fuel door is broken so I use the lock to keep it closed. I have all the parts to fix the fuel door but its to cold to pull parts from my parts car.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:52 AM
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Oh, and as I grow older, i'm beginning to hate the cold.
beats the ever-loving hell out of scorching summers though steve.

Theres only so many rocky mountain cold coors to keep you cool
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:06 PM
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beats the ever-loving hell out of scorching summers though steve.

Theres only so many rocky mountain cold coors to keep you cool
But, the heat doesn't make my bones ache
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:10 PM
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But, the heat doesn't make my bones ache
I feel like you're alot younger than you let on. I'm going to say under 50...
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:05 PM
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I feel like you're alot younger than you let on. I'm going to say under 50...
They say you're only as old as you feel. If that's correct, I'd be about 70. I'm actually 53. Bum knees is really slowing me down
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:58 PM
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I bought a $10 ebay hinge three years ago and it's still holding up.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:00 PM
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:54 PM
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:36 PM
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:15 AM
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