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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 20-08-2011, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Lost Oil Filler Cap Urgent Help Sought

Had a service and drove 100 miles home.

Arrived home to a horrible smell of oil, only to find they had not replaced the oil filler cap.

I am not going to move an inch without one.

Where can I get one urgently?

Its a long wheel base Fiat Ducato 2000.

The mess on the engine is staggering but thats life.

I have a car so could travel anywhere in the UK to get one.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 20-08-2011, 09:05 PM
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Google online scrapyard.

Plenty of sites that will be able to sort you out pretty quickly

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Might take a bit of time but here on ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-Ulyss...item439f9f9315
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A polythene milk bottle has the same thread. With a bit of ingenuity you could make a temporary cap, as a trial.

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May be a silly question but why not get it from the people who did not replace it after the oil change?
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Hi Ray

If only life was so simple.

They are about 130 miles away and closed on Sunday.

Have an urgent appt for the m/h that cannot be changed for 09:00 on Monday.

Mad dash around for the next 24 hours looking for a cap.

Meanwhile, in the words of my wife, "they will pay for this"!!!
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May be a silly question but why not get it from the people who did not replace it after the oil change?
....and payment for getting the engine compartment cleaned and the missing oil replaced.
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Try your local motor factor. I would also complain to the place where it was serviced and get them to reimburse you for a new one ( if they have lost yours) also compensate you for loss of oil and cleaning the spilt oil off the engine bay. Totally uncalled for incompetence and could have cost you an engine , it could have also caught on fire if it had reached the exhaust.
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It is possible that it is a part that is shared with other vehicles of the same age so a visit to a motoring shop or a scrappies { or whatever they are called now } may be fruitful.
This one is on ebay and shows other vehicles:
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Hi,

Get a round bit of wood like 3" or 4" of brush handle that will fit in the filler hole. Wrap insulation / masking / cellotape round it until it is slightly too big to fit in the hole and then screw it in.

That should make it drivable, with some oil, and be a reasonable temporary fix till you get the culprits to sort it out

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