Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Performance and Technical chat

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-27-2010, 06:06 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Finland
Posts: 28
Removing gas tank door

A stupid and short question, how is the gas tank door held in place, just with the 4(?) small plastic clips?

Have to get some smallish part to the bodyshop for the right color for my GT3 bumper and skirts, and i had to ask, as i don't want to crack the plastic any more than i already did
Pirrex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 07:07 AM   #2
07 Carrera S Cab
 
Boxtaboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,273
Garage
I'm not sure, but when I had my skirts painted, I just gave the bodyshop one of my painted rear bumperettes that just unscrews from the bottom. Not sure if you have bumperettes in Finland cars though.
__________________
Current: 07 Carrera S Cab in Midnight Blue

Previous: 01 Boxster in Arctic Silver, 86 944 in Guards Red
Boxtaboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 07:17 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Finland
Posts: 28
Euro Boxsters don't have the bumperettes, but my car was originally an US model, which was imported to Finland, and the first thing i did when i got it was to throw the bumperettes away, plasticweld the holes and paint the rear bumper. They were not painted anyway, so no help from them.

Quite funny that it's an US model made in Finland, and later imported back
Pirrex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 11:32 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: nj
Posts: 389
It might be easier to remove the back cover of your side mirror.
gschotland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 12:09 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Finland
Posts: 28
Could be, but then again, how do I remove one of them without breaking any clips?
Pirrex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 12:27 PM   #6
07 Carrera S Cab
 
Boxtaboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,273
Garage
Well, you could also just do the desnork mod, and while you're at it, then give the paint shop your painted air vent. Just don't blame me if you break any clips.
http://www.skylersrants.com/Porsche/SideVents/SideVents.html
__________________
Current: 07 Carrera S Cab in Midnight Blue

Previous: 01 Boxster in Arctic Silver, 86 944 in Guards Red
Boxtaboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 12:57 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Finland
Posts: 28
I thought about the aie vent too, but imagined that it would be easier for the body shop to get the correct color from a flat part. Guess i'll just hand over the vent.

Funny that you mention, I already did the desnorkel mod, and obviously broke half of the clips. Appearently every clip hates me no matter what part i touch
Pirrex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 03:39 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: BC
Posts: 1,256
When I got the car used, the gas door spring wouldn't work, so I had to replace the hinge. I destroyed the old one getting it out, then found out that, IIRC, there is a double-detent that if you push on both buttons the door snaps out. See attached pic
__________________
2001 Boxster, 5 spd, Seal Grey
clickman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 06:37 AM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Finland
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by clickman
When I got the car used, the gas door spring wouldn't work, so I had to replace the hinge. I destroyed the old one getting it out, then found out that, IIRC, there is a double-detent that if you push on both buttons the door snaps out. See attached pic
Thanks, good to know the next time, as I handed over the bumper and air vent to the bodyshop already
Pirrex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2010, 12:04 AM   #10
arnoldclab
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
FUEL TANK FILLER COVER
Replacing the fuel tank filler cover lock
Remove:

* the panel in the cargo compartment according to See: Interior Moulding / Trim\Trim Panel\Service and Repair
* the connector
* two screws holding the bracket in the body
* two screws holding the lock unit in the bracket.

Install:
In reverse order.

Replacing the fuel tank filler cover hinges
Press the pin out from the hinge.
Pull off the hinge.

Install:
In reverse order.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page