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      12-31-2012, 04:43 AM   #45
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Touch wood, it has been five years and 35k km, and no such issues. Unless, the caps for the US is different to EU and the rest of the world. I wouldn't be happy if this had happened to me.
Isn't that the old style cap?

I've only had issues with a bit of oil leaking after being at the track
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      12-31-2012, 12:50 PM   #46
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I don't agree. We're not talking about something that's ultrasensitive to sealing.
Actually, it is. Surlykid is right.
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update:

my new (old style) cap started weeping again around the filler neck. Took off, cleaned, relubed and haven't had an issue in a couple thousand miles, but it is def a shitty design. From what someone else said, simply bending the arms slightly will put more force on the gasket and prob work 100%
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Mine leaked at one point but nowhere near as bad as post #6. I found that flipping the cap upside down (all the lettering is upside down when looking into the engine bay) stopped the leaking, I also cleaned the area very well to see if the leaking continue and I haven't had an issue yet. I believe I have the newer design not sure, post 6 has a different style than me.
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Isn't that the old style cap?

I've only had issues with a bit of oil leaking after being at the track
My cap is same as #6, the one on #20 is different, may be a newer version. I have opened mine several times to top up and during oil change. I don't know what can cause a such spill/splash like #6.

That engine bay needs a steam clean ...
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