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1st Gen one didn't fit on a One D (different sized filler pipe on diesels) so I doubt a 2nd Gen one will fit on a Cooper D.
 

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dont think it will fit. diesel filler caps are different sizes/dimentions to petrol. however, you could defo make it ift with a few mods.
 

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1st Gen one didn't fit on a One D (different sized filler pipe on diesels) so I doubt a 2nd Gen one will fit on a Cooper D.
dont think it will fit. diesel filler caps are different sizes/dimentions to petrol. however, you could defo make it ift with a few mods.
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Wonder what this is then;)



It can be done ;) I have done it on my Clubbie:D
 

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You have to paint the the ring that fits in the body. The hardest part is removing the old one with out scratching the paint work;)

Fitting Instructions

1. Jack up and remove wheel.

2. Chock under the hub and ease the car down onto it so the weight is off the car jack.

3. Remove the black plastic screws and their surrounds from the cover behind the wheel.

4. Remove 2 plastic nuts from the cover behind wheel.

5. Remove 1 self tapping Torx screw from the bottom of the wheel arch at the front of the rear wheel.

6. Remove steel nut holding filler to bodywork underneath wheel arch.

7. Remove steel nut holding filler tube to bodywork underneath wheel arch.

8. Lift the filler tube over the stud that held it to the bodywork.

9. Open the filler cap, remove black cap, push the filler inwards into the wheel arch, you may have to wiggle the filler at the same time.

10. Remove the filler locking mechanism.I used the torx screwdriver to rotate the black plastic grommet anti clockwise 1/4 turn, then pull itfrom the rubber gaiter underneath. It may be best to lock the car so that the filler lock plunger moves further in. I didn't do this and ended up losing it inside the bodywork for some time!

11. With your left hand put your fingers into the noe empty filler hole, find away underneath the rubber that seals it between the filler pipe on the right hand side and give it a tug outwards and to the front of the car at the same time, hopefully it will pull off one of the little clips that holds it to the bodywork.

12. Remove the old filler cap

13. Put the new filler in position, before clipping it fully, make sure it fits over the locking plunger, then place the plastic grommet and rubber gaiter over theplunger and clip into place, the push onto bodywork.

14. This is the hard bit...push the filler pipe back onto the stud on the side of the bodywork, after I did this the filler spout fell into place in the the rubber seal on the filler cap. Believe me you will not regret chocking the car at this point !!!

15. Once the filler is in place, remve the rubber lanyard from the old black filler cap where it slots into the old filler, and replace on the new filler cap.

16. Fit new plastic trim into bodywork. ( You will have to have this painted to match your car) It just clips in. Be CAREFULL when you remove the old one as you may scratch the paintwork YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED ;)

17. Refit the 2 steel nuts underneath the wheel arch, then re-attach the wheel arch cover, the 4 black plastic screws just push in this time, the 2 plastic nuts and 1 self tapping torx screw.

18. Don't forget to put your wheel back on, doesn't drive well on 3 wheels :rolleyes:


The above have been copied from some one else who for the life of me I cannot remember, SO thanks to whom ever it was.

The only thing I found that made life a bit easier was to use a bit of silicone spray on the rubber to allow it to slide easy.

No responsibility is taken by me or the original writer of these instructions if you cause any damage to your vehicle when carrying out this mod
 

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anyone know how much it is to get the surround of the cap painted? is it worth painting my self?

and...what does '2. Chock under the hub and ease the car down onto it so the weight is off the car jack.' mean?
 

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That sounds like a lot of work to me and very complicated. I'd have it done by a dealer.
im not really into getting stuff done at the dealer lol. I managed to everything on my car except the exhaust so im pretty sure i can manage to change the fuel cap :p
 

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003 On a Mission
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anyone know how much it is to get the surround of the cap painted? is it worth painting my self?

and...what does '2. Chock under the hub and ease the car down onto it so the weight is off the car jack.' mean?
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Exactly what it says. When you have taken the wheel off lower the car onto something solid so there is no weight on an unstable jack. Removes the chance of the car falling on you;);)
 

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Righto - ive started fitting my filler cap (well, ive got as far as trying to get the fuel filler out of the rubber/original cap before it went dark!). This stage is quite difficult imo is this normal?

Also, how do you get the locking mechanism out?
 

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Yes that is the hard bit


10. Remove the filler locking mechanism.I used the torx screwdriver to rotate the black plastic grommet anti clockwise 1/4 turn, then pull itfrom the rubber gaiter underneath. It may be best to lock the car so that the filler lock plunger moves further in. I didn't do this and ended up losing it inside the bodywork for some time! ;)
 
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