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    Water Filler Cap



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    Annie I have the perfect removal tool for you, .... a 24" pair of Stilsons mind take care not to overtighten

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    Quote Originally Posted by runnach View Post
    See attached image, try an adjustable spanner on a couple of the red highlighted areas, spanner usually have a hole at end of handle, where you can put a screwdriver through for extra purchase.
    A bit of wood with two doorstops would be better. The resistance is at the edges: turning the middle might overstrain the cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REC View Post
    A knob turner! Well I never....

    I'll go and lie down now!
    Yes as I already have a couple of knob pullers, a Turner might be the answer. 😇
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    A piece of wood with some short lengths of 8mm metal dowel set in will do it for you. I had one of those on my old Pilote and yes it got tight and my hands are pretty strong even with it greased.

    I suggest four bits of dowel. Evan wood might work if you keep them short.

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    I would second hairydogs solution. The cap looks very similar to those used in yachts and other marine scenarios. On boats I nearly always found that the cap was in a recess which ruled out shifters, oil change spannerís etc. For leverage on the rim. When they were permanently in sunlight or daylight the plastic would go brittle and it was easy to crack or split the cap. An even force needs to be applied to the radial ridges across the cap.

    The piece of wood with soft rubber doorstops is in my view the best for distributing the load, particularly with regard to the photo. Indeed I need to make one my self as my boat has a seized inspection hatch cover (exposed to light) that I cannot undo. I remember every time I am at the yacht club!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by runnach View Post
    I had a similar problem with my water tank cover, a real mare to remove. Although my cap is slightly different, I now open using an old set of vernier calipers that I have, I use the internal measuring jaws for opening and, tightening up.
    I have those in the garage somewhere I will dig them out and try them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by campervanannie View Post
    I have those in the garage somewhere I will dig them out and try them.
    Yeh, see how it goes, you may need to keep spanner at an angle, or vertical with screwdriver through hole at end of spanner, basically creating a tommy bar device. Or leave till this weekend, happy to have an eyeball with a view to making something that allows you to open and close with relevant ease.
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    The cap is recessed people so all the gripping tools are useless hence my suggestion of a flat bit of wood with four dowells inset. I thought of making one for our old MH but age caught up with it and she had to go. Delamination and rot.

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    Iíve seen a short piece of 4Ē soil pipe with notches cut out to corespond with the lid and a hole drilled through so a tommy bar can be used to slacken the lid off and also to retighten it back in.

    John.
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    Quote Originally Posted by runnach View Post
    Yeh, see how it goes, you may need to keep spanner at an angle, or vertical with screwdriver through hole at end of spanner, basically creating a tommy bar device. Or leave till this weekend, happy to have an eyeball with a view to making something that allows you to open and close with relevant ease.
    Your a star Terry 💋
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