December 30, 2011, 9:25 am
[quote name='rst 1 midlands' timestamp='1255381295' post='46078']
Hi ya, i work in a bodyshop, its common. If having it repaired, make sure the filler cap assembly is removed. its quite easy, take off the fuel filler cap & you will see a phillips screw just of top centre, unscrew it & then rotate the complete black plastic assembly (with the fuel filler flap attached) anti clock wise & it will come off the car, this way you dont have to remove the fuel tank. I tend to use a die grinder to grind out rust/ corrosion then treat with Q-rust. skim it up with top stop. flat & then 2k prime. Prep & paint the quarter panel out. I always remove the rear quarter window too as its only 4 screws & it makes a much neater job.
i always smear grease on the apature before refitting so as to repel any water spray coming up from the N/S/R wheel.
Hi there i know this is an old post but i'm having trouble removing the filler cap after removing the phillips screw and trying to turn anti-clockwise,doesn't seem to wanna budge,anyother tips?,its a 2003 model by the way.