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Bent Gas Cap Filler Question

HELP PLEASE!!!!

I have replaced my gas cap twice and I keep having problems with it getting stuck on the filler tube and I keep getting the check engine light too...

I talked to the parts guy at MB who confirmed I had the correct cap, but he stated that my filler neck might be bent some how... the tabs or the neck itself... could someone please help me with this problem... I really need to fix this so I can get on with my life...LOL

BTW, it has been like this since I got it, the filler cap had just been replaced prior to me getting the car.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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We can get together and you can try my gas cap.


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Perhaps a photo of the fuel filler neck (gas cap off) may help other R170 members evaluate the integrity of the aforementioned part.

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We can get together and you can try my gas cap.
Great idea man! I will pm you... Thanks alot!
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I will also try to take and post a pic later today after work... that is a good idea! Thanks alot!

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Looks like there are some associated bits that could be going wrong as well. '99 230 only had one filler cap, so you can check to see it's the right part number....



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errrr...I took for granted my 2000 cap would work on it.

Wonder if the 1999 and 2000 model numbers are the same gas cap???


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Hmm - that's a damned good question! PM me your VIN and I'll see if there's a different part number. I don't even begin to know the R170 well enough to guess!



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PM'd it to ya.
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wow guys, I really did not realize how involved this issue was... I will PM my vin tonite, I dont have it with me here at work. Bummer!
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when I bought the car, the previous owner (my father in law) had just replaced the cap, I had him to buy another one when I continued to have the CEL come on...also, the MB dealership confirmed that both were the correct part number... its on the cap stamped into the metal... they did say that this is the second part number for the same part that MB has produced... kinda weird?
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uk-c200, I see theat there are other parts that could be going wrong that I have to check... thanks for the diagram!
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Hmm, so SLKMan's VIN brings up different parts and diagrams, as attached! You had to know this would not be simple!


Rick, do PM your VIN - I used a generic '99 VIN, so it's possible yours is not different. Sorry about the JPEG's, but the VIN prints out on the parts list! :P



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I pm'd my VIN... thanks so much!
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Gas cap and filler neck photos

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Hope these pics help alittle!
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sorry they are soooooooo huge!
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Is there any other code thrown out by the OBD? (that may have triggered the CEL light)

I'm just guessing that the CEL warning may not be from the fuel filler cap as the cap itself and the metal neck of the fuel filler looks OK in the photos.

Have you driven the vehicle after placing the new gas cap? CEL may not disappear right away. Vehicle need to be driven for a while (sometimes 30 minutes) before the CEL disappears.

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I have not had the codes checked... I dont own a reader yet... the cap does not fit properly.... there is NOT a tight fit / seal ... does this make sense?
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... the cap does not fit properly.... there is NOT a tight fit / seal ... does this make sense?
Yes it does. I guess the only way to find out is get together with Brent (SLKman) and see what exactly is causing a new gas cap not to fit properly.

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