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Old 07-12-2013, 02:56 PM
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Your kidding me, no gas cap?!?

Yup guess what I left on the trailer and not on the fuel tank at the gas station today? Went back and could not find it. Lost prol 2 gallons going down the road too. Unloaded and stopped by the dealer and they don't have them in stock. She said she normally has 3, but this week they all disappeared. No more Z500 on the floor so I am stuck until Monday. She called every dealer she knew of for me too.

So let me have it, I need my a$$ kicked for this one. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid. My wife called me human, said it comes with the territory.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:03 PM
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ahhhhh.. it happens. Just this week I lost my Jerry can spout at the gas station while filling up and it was windy out too so it rolled away... But it wasn't such a problem because I just went and bought a Spout assembly at the hardware store which was 2 footsteps away.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:30 PM
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I have never lost the cap. But have forgotten to install it a few times. I have found it lying on the trailer, and fallen down on the mower. Usually loose a bunch of gas as well.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:55 PM
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My employee left both caps off my z two days ago. Found them but one was broken
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:28 PM
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Wednesday morning I drove 10miles (steep hills and really rough roads) with my tailgate down and my brand new Echo Trimmer in the back with a couple rakes and cones. Didn't loose anything. Whoops!

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Old 07-12-2013, 10:56 PM
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Wednesday morning I drove 10miles (steep hills and really rough roads) with my tailgate down and my brand new Echo Trimmer in the back with a couple rakes and cones. Didn't loose anything. Whoops!

Man I had to re-read this a couple times. For some reason I thought you meant you left your trailer gate down and I was beyond confused. lol
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:46 AM
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Man I had to re-read this a couple times. For some reason I thought you meant you left your trailer gate down and I was beyond confused. lol
God...if I had left the trailer gate down for that long then I should get out of this business while I can lol.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:27 AM
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Solution ONE:

1. If you have twin tanks, drain the side that's missing the cap.
2. Clamp that side's fuel line shut.
2a. Either disconnect it and insert something steel in the end.
2b. A clothes hanger might work, or a SMALL vise grips to clamp it up good.
2c. Disconnect the fuel line and tie a knot in it.
(2b and 2c might require replacing the fuel line later)

Double CHECK to make SURE it's not leaking!!!
And throughout the day, just a quick glance here and then.

3. Bring extra fuel along and every 3-4 yards check the fuel side tank.

Solution TWO:

1. Grab two sheets of 8.5 x 11 printer style paper.
2. And a rag, and a big STRONG rubber band (or two).

If you have more of the above I'd grab one or two more sets as I don't know how long it will last.

3. Set the two sheets square over top of the fuel tank opening and clamp them down around the threads, set the rag over top of it all and wrap it around with the rubber band(s).

There, won't last forever and it might leak and smell but it should get you down the road a bit.
Ride careful, don't go fast over big bumps and take it easy on the inclines, if you can try and keep the leaky side UP slope.

Solution THREE:

Believe it or not other equipments sometimes use the same type of cap, one hates to steal one off a working piece of equipment but I'd check every last one, especially those that sit around most of the year like leaf blowers and stump grinders.

Yes sir, I been down these roads more than once, learn to help yourself lol

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Old 07-13-2013, 09:39 AM
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I meant to add...

Unfortunately if solution two the paper disintegrates you'll likely end up having to remove the tank and cleaning it out later.
And don't, whatever you do, do NOT use plastic such as trash or grocery bags, the fuel will eat right through it.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:19 PM
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Yup guess what I left on the trailer and not on the fuel tank at the gas station today? Went back and could not find it. Lost prol 2 gallons going down the road too. Unloaded and stopped by the dealer and they don't have them in stock. She said she normally has 3, but this week they all disappeared. No more Z500 on the floor so I am stuck until Monday. She called every dealer she knew of for me too.

So let me have it, I need my a$$ kicked for this one. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid. My wife called me human, said it comes with the territory.
Why don't you use two screws and a long, thin piece of plastic so your gas cap is always 'attached' to the tank?
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