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    Stuck oil cap

    Yes, I know this is a dumb question and I feel like an idiot for asking...but my oil fill cap (the one on the outside) is stuck on. Any suggestions to get it loose without chewing it up too badly? Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hankowitza View Post
    Yes, I know this is a dumb question and I feel like an idiot for asking...but my oil fill cap (the one on the outside) is stuck on. Any suggestions to get it loose without chewing it up too badly? Thanks!

    You probably cross threaded it closing it up from last time....if it was me I would give it some gentle taps with a hammer and use something like a chiesel a screwdriver maybe and tap the inverted finger grip part and try to spin her counterclockwise to open her...if you damage cap threads I'll send you mine...you can have it...

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    Take the hose off inside the hull from the back of the fill spout. Then remove the retaining nut. That will allow the spout and cap to come off together. Then boil some water and let it soak for 10 minutes or so. That should loosen it enough to get the cap off. Been there, done that.

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    using heat from a hairdryer on the cap before you tap on it...it can pry it easier and less chance of damage ...

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    Thanks guys. I just bought it off of my friend in December so I'm not the culprit haha. I was giving it a good lOok over before I take it out for the first time next week.

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    If I spill oil, mine gets gummed up. When you get it off, take a wire brush to it with some soapy water and clean the threads. Don't over tighten it when you put the cap back on.

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    Put a rag on it & crank it off with some channel lock pliers.

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    If you purchased your jet ski used from someone recently, they may have converted the jetski to premix and glued your cap shut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjh3ides View Post
    Put a rag on it & crank it off with some channel lock pliers.
    yes!!! that`s wayyyy better than the hammer and chisel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pale Rider View Post
    yes!!! that`s wayyyy better than the hammer and chisel!
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