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Old 11-01-2008, 06:39 PM   #1
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Question Gas Door

My gas door will not stay open for me to fuel it. It locks and unlocks like it should but I would assume there should be a spring or something to hold it open. Mine just flops back closed if I let it go.

Any one have a idea or pics on how to address\fix this??

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Old 11-01-2008, 07:30 PM   #2
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Don't know how to specifically address your problem (ie, how to fix it), but if you hold it open until you get the nozzle into the opening, wouldn't the nozzle hold it open for you while the tank filled?
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:36 PM   #3
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Don't know how to specifically address your problem (ie, how to fix it), but if you hold it open until you get the nozzle into the opening, wouldn't the nozzle hold it open for you while the tank filled?
Yes but I'm sure its not suppose to work that way....plus that requires two hands and I am short on fingers on one hand. I also don't like the metal lid rubbing up against the gas handle....
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:13 AM   #4
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I believe there is a simple piece of spring steel on the hinge that helps it stay open or closed. You may want to look at the parts diagram and see if you can find this.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:22 AM   #5
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fuel door spring

Here is the link to fuel door parts on Pelican. The part you need is the spring. Check with your fuel door and see what is missing. Good luck.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/shopcart/996M/POR_996M_BDYchs_pg1.htm#item2
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:50 AM   #6
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Hmmm.... It looks like I have all those parts. I removed the spring and replaced it.
Seems to go in ok but the door still closes on its on....albeit faster with the spring on than with the spring off. I assumed the door was open and stay open by it self....am I missing something? Anyone have a clear pic of a working fuel door?

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Old 11-05-2008, 06:30 AM   #7
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Your fuel door issue is kinda odd to me. Mine just opens and stays open and closes and stays closed and doesn't seem to have much resistance either way... as if that spring is missing altogether or completely worn out on mine.

Now i have to investigate it.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:25 PM   #8
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Now i have to investigate it.
Let me know what you see.

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Old 11-06-2008, 04:09 AM   #9
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Your fuel door issue is kinda odd to me. Mine just opens and stays open and closes and stays closed and doesn't seem to have much resistance either way... as if that spring is missing altogether or completely worn out on mine.

Now i have to investigate it.
This is how mine operates as well on my new to me 2001 Boxster S. I also noted the lock mech needed adjusting and will have that done by the dealer. Bob in Colroado Springs, CO
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Your fuel door issue is kinda odd to me. Mine just opens and stays open and closes and stays closed and doesn't seem to have much resistance either way... as if that spring is missing altogether or completely worn out on mine.

Now i have to investigate it.
What did you ever find out about this issue?
My fuel door does what GotMud's does..... never stays open, wants to flip closed. I have just viewed it as an inconvience, but if there an adjustment I can make... or a spring to bend, I'll do it.
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:45 PM   #11
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I had this problem. The spring was ok, but the detent at the back of the hinge was broken.

I got a new hinge and it fixed the problem.

The part # ( for my MY01) is 996-201-063-00

Here in Canada it was $15 in 2007.

See attached.

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