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Les Henson
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A friend of mine has a swb s3 and overnight all his diesel 'evaporated'.

Concerned that the residents of a local traveller camp might be offended by the fumes, he asked me if there is a way of , erm - tightening the fuel cap. I know there's was a locking hasp fitted to series vehicles so a padlock can be used, but I can't find it in my parts book. Does anyone happen to know the part number of this thing please?

Les.

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A friend of mine has a swb s3 and overnight all his diesel 'evaporated'.

Concerned that the residents of a local traveller camp might be offended by the fumes, he asked me if there is a way of , erm - tightening the fuel cap. I know there's was a locking hasp fitted to series vehicles so a padlock can be used, but I can't find it in my parts book. Does anyone happen to know the part number of this thing please?

Les.

Like this Les? Item No 230158266477 e-blag

Peter

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If they're nicking it ouy of your filler cap your getting away lightly! A collegue at work and his 2 neighbours had their fuel nicked; drilled holes straight through the tanks. So not only the annoyance of the nicked fuel but also the shelling out for new fuel tanks and fitting!!

Mark.

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Off topic, but not totally unrelated to the last post...

The other year I walked past a tatty Escort in my street that was leaking petrol at quite a rate- there was quite a large pool and I was worried that the car could go up either intentionally or unintentionally by means of a disgarded cigarette or match.

I phoned the local cop shop and explained the problem and I said that I had seen the car before but I couldn't remember who owned it. I suggested that they contact the owner to tell him about the leak as from what I could see it was from the rubber pipe connecting the tank to the fuel line and could quite easily be fixed. The police said they would do that and hung up. They rang back a few minutes later to say that the owner lived 30 miles away and that they had therefore called the fire brigade. With that I heard the approaching sirens and continued on my way to work.

A few days later I bumped into my neighbour who said "You'll never guess what happened to my son?". "What's that?" I replied. "Well he drove to the end of the street and ran out of petrol, so he called me on my mobile and I towed him to the garage. We started filling up and the petrol just p1$$ed out all over our shoes!!". "It turned out that his car was dripping petrol and the Fire Brigade were called and they cut through the rubber hose to drain the tank!"

Oooops! :lol::hysterical:

I still haven't owned up!!

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