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#1 Dionysus

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 09:39 AM

Hi

 

My oil cap appears to be leaking and since replacing an oil cap will cost $50+ I thought I would investigate whether there is a replacement O-ring that I can fit instead..

 

I removed the O-ring which appears to be hard plastic square with a step in it 32mm ID, 44mm OD and 5mm thick..

It's seen better days as it's chipped and dented.

Worst case scenario I was considering trying to fit a standard O ring or possibly make something out of a gasket sheet.
 

Anyone else resolved this issue in the past?

 

Thanks
John

 



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 10:28 AM

Hi,

I would probably just look for a replacement cap with a decent O-ring from a parted out car. Maybe try
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- calling, Stewie Wilkins, James Flett or Warren at All-Z-Parts

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 10:37 AM

Thanks PB

 

I also just found a 300zx oil cap o-ring and the measurements are very similar and might fit..
I may try it and see how it goes first since it will only set me back about $15.



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 01:01 PM

Do you want some good news??? I just had rang my local nissan dealer and part no, 15270-78500, packing - oil filler cap, is in stock in aus.

I was quoted " about $6.50 " and most likely over night to Tamworth.

 

The complete cap is still available ex Japan.

 

Good luck



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 01:09 PM

That's great to hear..

 

So you called Nissan Parts Tamworth??

I tried my closest Nissan Parts shop and the said it was not available..

I

 

Do you want some good news??? I just had rang my local nissan dealer and part no, 15270-78500, packing - oil filler cap, is in stock in aus.

I was quoted " about $6.50 " and most likely over night to Tamworth.

 

The complete cap is still available ex Japan.

 

Good luck



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 01:23 PM

Did you quote that part number? The parts guy here gave a disc with the old parts list. I think he got sick of me bothering him. He looks after me price wise but when I gave him the number he put it in the system and said " yep that's still good".

 

 

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 01:27 PM

will contact them again now..



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 06:15 PM

Do you want some good news??? I just had rang my local nissan dealer and part no, 15270-78500, packing - oil filler cap, is in stock in aus.

I was quoted " about $6.50 " and most likely over night to Tamworth.

 

The complete cap is still available ex Japan.

 

Good luck

Sounds like your local Nissan dealer is more helpful than those at Hornsby Nissan.

 

Have tried twice for common parts and each time the answer "No Longer Available"



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 08:22 PM

The guys here have been good ...but have come to dead end with a lot of NLA parts..... drivers door mirror ....gear knob.... etc etc.... but they did find a new flywheel and a timing cover.

 

Warren has been good at Hornsby..... as well as other suppliers



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 08:36 PM

Yeah,

I have found Warren to be very helpful and he is only 5 mins from my place.
Stewie Wilkins has also been a great source of not only parts but also advice.

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 11:48 AM

So I was referring to Klosters Parts Wickham who put the order it and was happy to post it out..

 

Thanks!



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 12:03 PM

Never ever tell them what the car s first.
Tell them the part number, then afterwards, tell them its for a very very old Datsun, that Nissan used to make, probably long before the parts counter person was a twinkle in their father's eye,,,,

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 12:46 PM

haha when asking for door handle i always said its for a Datsun 1600, not a 240Z.

 

Just take the O ring into a local bearing shop, nothing special about it probably cost 50c



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 04:39 PM

Hi John...how did you go with the oil cap seal?



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 04:43 PM

Hey mate, they couldn't find the stock on the shelves but said they could get it sent from SA. I don't mind the wait so they said it should be shipped out today and receive it later on in the week.

Will report back in when I get it.

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 04:58 PM

OK I bought 2 from the dealer here...thought I should get one while I can.... here in two days. Let me know if you get stuck...I just like to use the right parts when I can..



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 04:38 PM

Just a follow up..

 

The seal fits perfect and is rubber where as the old seal was a hard plastic..

 

Thanks for the help!



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 06:18 PM

Great news, and way cheaper than buying a complete cap.

Happy Days :)






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