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DMAG
11-02-2005, 10:29 PM
Magnetic Gas Cap Mod How-To
(by EarCandy, updated by snickle)

READ FIRST BEFORE STARTING

Remove gas cap FROM strap.

Carefully pry the outer black cap FROM the inner white portion (if look closely, you will see that it has 6 tabs, just pry at each tab and snap over the white disc).

http://www.lxforums.com/images/How_To/gas_cap/image002.jpg

The cap is actually 4 pieces the outer black cap, a spring, white disc, white threaded part. Once you have removed the black outer cap keep it and set the other parts aside.

On the inside of the black cap there is a small area of the handle that you will place the magnets into, one (snickle: I used two per side, see drawing) on each side of the inside of the handle (grip).

http://www.lxforums.com/images/How_To/gas_cap/image004.jpg

I purchased the magnets at http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=329-045

They are pretty strong for their size.

Hot glue one magnet to each end of the inside of the cap handle (snickle: If you use 4 magnets, super glue 1&2 and let dry. Then super glue 3&4 and let dry. Then cover them all with hot glue). Make sure you have your magnet poles are correct (snickle: This did not make a difference for me).

Now reassemble the cap in the reverse ORDER that you took it apart.

I think it only took about 15 minutes to complete.

Here are the results:

http://www.lxforums.com/images/How_To/gas_cap/image006.jpg

Sorry neither EarCandy or I took pictures before gluing in the magnets. :grin:

SoCal_Magnum
11-02-2005, 10:51 PM
Oh wow! I am so motivated I'm stopping by Home Depot to buy magnets and hot glue on the way home! such a simple mod, but a great way to stop me from holding the darn thing every time I pump gas so I don't scratch the paint.

Hazman
11-02-2005, 10:55 PM
I like it - iam going too

Jaylinb
11-03-2005, 02:58 AM
That is way cool. I try to use the little tab thing in the door to hang the cap on while refueling, but it's so small the cap often comes right off. I like the magnet idea to keep that thing out of the way and safe off the paint.

cdn2usa
11-03-2005, 06:15 AM
Thanks, great idea something to do over the holidays.

SoCal_Magnum
11-03-2005, 04:53 PM
I did this last night. At home depot they had this 10 pack of magnets they said were "medium strength" for $4.99

They did the trick well :)
The hot glue gun and 10 sticks was $8.99

Whole job took me about 1/2 hour.

MattRobertson
11-03-2005, 05:14 PM
Me three. Sounds like a neat mod. Thanks guys!

createdbyone
11-03-2005, 05:42 PM
remember when they sold those magnets that stuck onto your fuel line for some crack butt reason and claimed more horse. I think we should rate this mod convient + adds "up to" 50 horse

Bubba's Dragon
10-02-2006, 03:22 PM
can anyone please hook me up with these magnets... the ones i tried didn't work... =(

QwykBlue8
10-02-2006, 05:41 PM
Rare earth magnets should add 100.

Joe

Fondy
10-02-2006, 07:07 PM
very cool idea.

CHEMIGO
10-03-2006, 12:38 AM
Nice!

What's a snickle?

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10-03-2006, 12:51 AM
Snickle is a forum member.

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Duke
10-03-2006, 01:44 AM
Awesome, especially since moving the little strap didn't do tihs for me! I'm doing it!

lowriderman3
10-03-2006, 09:34 AM
This is awesome! Just ordered my magnets. Thanks for that link too!!

BobCav
10-03-2006, 09:41 AM
Cool idea! Thanks!

TWIST3D BLACK MAG
10-13-2006, 07:46 PM
Gonna do it this weekend !!!! great idea!!

Guest
10-14-2006, 12:23 AM
Great idea!

I have one question... WTF is a snickle???

NAS T MAG
10-14-2006, 06:45 AM
I went a little different route. I bought the locking cap from my dealer and they matched it to my ignition key.

Bought rectangular magnets from Home Depot and stacked 3 of them on the inside of the filler lid. I like the security of the locked cap and the magnets provide good strength to hold the metal part of the cap.

Goodbye plastic strap!

Bubba's Dragon
10-28-2006, 07:16 PM
I did the magnet mod with just a glue gun and some magnets that are super strong. Worked great.

It holds really well ^^ (p.s. Thanks Lowriderman for the magnets)

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/baraxin/Photo061028_1.jpg

lowriderman3
10-28-2006, 07:40 PM
I did the magnet mod with just a glue gun and some magnets that are super strong. Worked great.

It holds really well ^^ (p.s. Thanks Lowriderman for the magnets)

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/baraxin/Photo061028_1.jpg

LOL...Good deal man. Those little magnets are something else!

trav_d
08-14-2009, 10:12 AM
Now why didn't I think of that? Nice job.:beerchug:

GODZILLA88
12-09-2013, 06:38 PM
Thread revived. Great idea. Even already had magnets. You da man.

ekaz
12-09-2013, 06:46 PM
I don't have a gas cap, can I still do this mod? LOL

Montreal300
12-15-2013, 12:00 PM
I'd forgotten about this mod. Home Depot time!!

JAMESMOST
12-15-2013, 10:38 PM
What size magnets ? 1"x1/4 x 1/4" ?

alberni_charger
12-16-2013, 03:37 AM
I just hang my gas cap by the plastic strap on the notch provided on the inside of the door. cap hangs away from paint..
am I missing something?

Magnetic Gas Cap
02-11-2015, 06:13 PM
:thumbs_u:Thanks, and here is another simple and safe way to turn any gas cap into a magnetic gas cap.

http://youtu.be/Tp50vL4SpUg
http://magnetic-gas-cap.myshopify.com