Gas flap repair
Posted in the Volvo 850 Forum
#1 Aug 18, 2007
A $10 fix!
#2 Aug 18, 2007
I'll try again.
Just fixed the gas flap. At the hardware store I bought their smallest expansion bushings. Drilled out the four holes by the filler neck to just fit the bushings. I then pressed out the plastic rivets on the flap. I drilled out the holes to fit the new bolt, and carefully screwed the assembly in by hand. Much better than the origial factory job, and it was $10 including two drill bits and a few bolts I'll never use.
#3 Aug 18, 2007
Guess I should have mentioned....
DON"T use lock washers, or any type of washer.
Lock washers will exert too much force and crack the plastic mount on the flap, and regular washers will use up too much precious space.
The rubber expansion bushing kinda acts like a
lock washer once it is compressed.
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