Fuel Filler Flap

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scotty73
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Re: Fuel Filler Flap

Post by scotty73 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:06 pm

jonsowman wrote:Yes indeed waue.

In the image below, piece 1 snapped off a long time ago. Piece 2 snapped off yesterday only leaving the top one, which doesn't really hold the flap on very firmly.

Also the reinforcing bits (circled) don't exist on my car, I assume that picture is from a D9? This seems to be some Peugeot added when they realised reinforcement was required.

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Your middle piece (piece 1) has snapped so has mine but piece 2 is intact so is the top one lets call this piece 3.... both piece 2 and 3 on mine just pop off with gentle persuation so if yours is the same it should be easy to remove... i did take a pic of piece 2 popped off but photobucket is playing up.
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Re: Fuel Filler Flap

Post by Senna007 » Fri May 04, 2012 1:52 pm

What I did with mine is screw a small self tapping screw into the top r/h side under the cap just enough to spring the door open.. Works a treat!!

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Re: Fuel Filler Flap

Post by gtv » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:57 pm

This is how I fixed mine, I got a small spring, I put a small bit of heatshink tubing around both ends so it won't mark the paintwork.
Siliconed the spring into place.
And it opens everytime with no problems :)

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Re: Fuel Filler Flap

Post by jasper5 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:25 pm

Right folks, so, I can now delete the picture in my photobucket account now that nobody needs it?

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Re: Fuel Filler Flap

Post by steve_earwig » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:12 pm

Sorry Jasper, which picture is this? If you link to it I can nick it for the 406oc photobucket account. If I didn't already :supafrisk:
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Re: Fuel Filler Flap

Post by Pink192 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:51 pm

I had the broken fuel flap(spring part broken off), most people put a rag under lever, then open flap.

I have replaced mine with a peg spring, unable to attach as it is a PDF, so please go to: Facebook peugeot 406 uk.

or please advise how to upload it here.

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Re: Fuel Filler Flap

Post by Pink192 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:03 pm

Pink192 wrote:I had the broken fuel flap(spring part broken off), most people put a rag under lever, then open flap.

I have replaced mine with a peg spring, unable to attach as it is a PDF, so please go to: Facebook peugeot 406 uk.

or please advise how to upload it here.

Rgds
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Sorted now, what a pain, see attached

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Re: Fuel Filler Flap

Post by sotirisp » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:40 am

...many thanks to the members of this forum for helping me solve the problem with the fuel filler flap,
I chose the easy (lazy) way to do this :
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works just fine :)

EDIT: I replaced the crappy mobile photos with some decent ones...
Also, it's worth mentioning that i added a stainless steel washer between the screw and the peg spring
because the washer that is already attached on the screw seems to be soft (plastic or something)
so it wouldn't hold the peg spring tight in its place..
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Re: Fuel Filler Flap

Post by johntl » Sat May 14, 2016 2:16 pm

Just read the posts on the filler flap problem , as I just had the problem at the petrol station.
I could not find a spring or clothes peg so I came up with the idea of using a small bulldog clip and attach it using the bottom left screw, seems to work well .
As I always say use what you got to make it work.Would post a picture , but would not know where to start!!

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Re: Fuel Filler Flap

Post by PeterN » Sat May 14, 2016 11:30 pm

If you glue a rubber grommet on the side of the opening just in front of the catch it will exert just enough force to push the flap away from the catch so you can pull it open.

Peter

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