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Does anyone know if you can replace the standard doored fuel cap with the cooper S chrome one?
and how much?
i have a mini one and the standard cap looks, plus i dunno if it come on all or just as an extra but i have a thing in mine that only allows petrol nozzles not desiel, which really annoys me as it rejects certain premium fuel nozzles, and gets stuck alot :angry:
much apprieciate responses :smile:
 

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Does anyone know if you can replace the standard doored fuel cap with the cooper S chrome one?
and how much?
i have a mini one and the standard cap looks, plus i dunno if it come on all or just as an extra but i have a thing in mine that only allows petrol nozzles not desiel, which really annoys me as it rejects certain premium fuel nozzles, and gets stuck alot :angry:
much apprieciate responses :smile:
Yes you can.

Heres the link to a thread which has all of the prices etc:
If you have an R56: http://www.mini2.com/forum/derek-woodman-mini/153589-r56-coopers-filler-cap.html

If you have an R50/R52 (old style or convertible) you'll have to ask your dealer, however, they are available and should be about the same price. Ask Chris at Derek Woodman or Woolaston MINI.

Changing the filler cap would only change to door - the width of the hole (a bit of a crude explanation! where the nozzle metal bit goes in) stays the same though. Its mainly a visual thing though!;)
 

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brilliant, thanks alot to everyones responses, much appreciated.
will be doin this mod soon as pos. :smile:
 

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i have a mini one and the standard cap looks, plus i dunno if it come on all or just as an extra but i have a thing in mine that only allows petrol nozzles not desiel, which really annoys me as it rejects certain premium fuel nozzles, and gets stuck alot :angry:
It took three attempts to understand, but i think I've got it now...

If you change the standard cover on your One for the S style you will still keep your existing filler pipe, so it won't make any difference.

Not sure where you are filling up, but I'm pretty sure this is the first time anyone has ever reported that premium unleaded nozzles are bigger than standard unleaded ones.
 

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Once this is done - does it lock?
 

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It took three attempts to understand, but i think I've got it now...

If you change the standard cover on your One for the S style you will still keep your existing filler pipe, so it won't make any difference.

Not sure where you are filling up, but I'm pretty sure this is the first time anyone has ever reported that premium unleaded nozzles are bigger than standard unleaded ones.
yhh the thing about the premium fuel iv now found to be just me, my bad.
i must have been in a rush and didnt push it in far enough :rolleyes:.
i now have the S filler cap, its briliant, and to rooniusmaximus, yes it does lock, it uses the exisiting lock mechanism which uses the catch on the chrome cap instead of the catch on the original flap.
 

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mine cost £50 on ebay second hand, i sprayed the surround myself and fitted it myself.
pritty easy job, but you have to take out the wheel arch.
 

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Just had mines fitted, just wondering if the petrol cap should still lock with the sports cap?
Just above your post is the answer. :)

"yes it does lock, it uses the exisiting lock mechanism which uses the catch on the chrome cap instead of the catch on the original flap."

ie. It locks with the central locking using the same catch.
 
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