Lotus Elan

Locking Filler Cap

PostPost by: johns » Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:58 pm

Searched various forums including this one and failed to get an answer. Does anyone know either where to get a new rubber seal for the locking fuel cap on an Elan +2S (tried Sue Miller, Christopher Neil and Paul Matty and they only have complete new caps not the seals) or alternatively where did Lotus source these from? I thought they were the same as the ones used on the GT6 but these are same style but smaller so the seal doesn't fit.

Thanks in advance for your help

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:06 pm

Hi John

I had the same problem, I am not paying for a new cap every couple of years. :o

Finally tracked them down at SJsportscars SJ026L0007 ?1.20 + post and vat each. I bought a few; much cheaper than a new cap. :D

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Lords Meadow Industrial Estate
Crediton, Devon EX17 1HN
UK

Tel / Fax: 01363 777790
International: +44 1363 777790

E-mail [email protected]

Hope this helps

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PostPost by: johns » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:10 am

Jason

Many thanks for this. Spoke to Steve this morning and the goods are in the post

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:12 pm

No problem John.

It took me months to track these down; it seems others deem these seals not worth stocking as they are low value. I like Steve and never just buy one little item.

Another hard to get small item he stocks if you need them are the heater knobs.

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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:47 am

Jason1 wrote:
Another hard to get small item he stocks if you need them are the heater knobs.

Jason


Blimey, I thought they were obsolete - I need some of those, thanks Jason

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:32 pm

That's what I was told but Steve came up with the goods. ?3.50

See pics on old posting

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:18 pm

Jason1 wrote:Hi John

I had the same problem, I am not paying for a new cap every couple of years. :o

Finally tracked them down at SJsportscars SJ026L0007 ?1.20 + post and vat each. I bought a few; much cheaper than a new cap. :D

SJ Sportscars Ltd
Independent Lotus Specialists
Unit 1 Ash Down End
Lords Meadow Industrial Estate
Crediton, Devon EX17 1HN
UK

Tel / Fax: 01363 777790
International: +44 1363 777790

E-mail [email protected]

Hope this helps

Jason



Jason,
This is a very useful post and thanks John for posing the question. I need a new seal for my own +2 fuel cap and thought I had no option other than a new cap 8)
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:17 pm

thought I had no option other than a new cap


That's what Paul Matty's told me! I was told by the MOT tester that this needs to seal so you could potentially have to buy a new cap every year. I asked Rimmer Bros (Triumph specialist) to match the seal but had no luck; they were very helpful though. I asked around at Stoneleigh and Donnington but no luck, by chance I was getting some other parts from SJ and asked if he stocked them and he said he had lots.

I am a big fan of SJ Sportscars as I have always found Steve helpful.

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PostPost by: steveww » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:04 am

The same fuel cap was also fitted to the Scimiter GTE, just in case SJ run out of them.
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