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Getting off the fuel filler cap

Okay, so I've just bought a 12 year old Punto to give me a year or so's getting to and from uni, and I can't get the fuel filler cap off!

I put the key in, turn it, and then when I turn the cap, it just clicks like a medicine bottle top. Now, I figure it is some sort of safety device, but I can't seem to undo it. If I push in the cap and the key at the same time and turn it, it seems to turn a little smoother (without clicking), but turn after turn after turn, and still I can't get in?!

I'm sure this must be a regular thing with Punto owners, so just some simple advice would be appreciated!
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Re: Getting off the fuel filler cap

Could be just the vapour making it tight if it has not been opened in a while (strange)
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Re: Getting off the fuel filler cap

Quote Originally Posted by phil_stretton View Post
Okay, so I've just bought a 12 year old Punto to give me a year or so's getting to and from uni, and I can't get the fuel filler cap off!

I put the key in, turn it, and then when I turn the cap, it just clicks like a medicine bottle top. Now, I figure it is some sort of safety device, but I can't seem to undo it. If I push in the cap and the key at the same time and turn it, it seems to turn a little smoother (without clicking), but turn after turn after turn, and still I can't get in?!

I'm sure this must be a regular thing with Punto owners, so just some simple advice would be appreciated!
i had this.

i just kept turning twisting pulling pushing until it came off lol.

not much help i know but thats the only technique i found that works
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