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Capt.Blaine

I filled up the auger the other day and I noticed the O-ring is cracked on my gas cap. It’s not leaking yet but it’s just a matter of time. Is there a place around Duluth that you can buy just the O-Ring? Or do I have to buy a new cap assy?

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Steve Foss

Capt., just go into any hardware store. They've got a big assembly of O-rings.

I ended up buying a very small soft plastic bathroom faucet washer. Black plastic that's harder than your O-ring but soft enough that it'll still seal well. Cost? Fifteen cents.

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Great Outdoors

Steve,

Just make sure the o ring you got is compatible with gas.

If it isn't, it should let you know within a few days.

Lay the auger on it's side in such a way that the cap has gas in it.

Field testing, so to speak.

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Capt.Blaine

I just tried backing out the screw on the gas cap. Its going to take some force with a pliers to get that thing off.

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Northlander

Save the hassle and go get a new cap. Its way faster and not that expensive. Most sporting good stores have them.

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ripstick

I second it. I have seen people come into scottys who did that and still picked up the cap. Something about plastic and screws.

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Surface Tension

My SM and Nils don't have the screw vent.

Why not just slip the 0-ring over the screw head?

Yes, you'll need and O-ring that is gas/oil resistant.

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Steve Foss

The O-ring I used wasn't hurt by gas in the few days it was on there. But I realized the leak in my tank couldn't be fixed so I ordered a new tank, and it came with a new cap, so that's moot.

Capt., there's a small clip attached to the end of the screw inside the gas cap. You just pop the clip off and the screw backs all the way out easily. I wasn't sure from your post whether you'd already pulled that clip or not when you tried backing it out.

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Capt.Blaine

I havent taken the screw out yet. I do see what you are talking about CatFish, but I'm thinking I am just going to spend the 5 bucks and get a cap. Thanks for the help guys

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ripstick

Blaine just get the cap. Jify and SM are the same. Go fishing. Scotts got them I am looking at them right now.

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jwhjr

I ended up getting a new cap as well when the o-ring on mine cracked. I was over tightening it, so I've taken it easy on the next cap and have had no issues thus far. It was still under warranty from Strikemaster so I ended up getting the cap for nothing.

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ripstick

Hey capt did your cap work out for you?

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Capt.Blaine

Yes sir fits like the old one. Did you and Todd get your contest questions answered?

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FishermanHart

My cap is shot, and has been for couple years. I just don't put alot of gas in it. Old Strike Master works like a charm once old gas is out.

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Capt.Blaine,

Be careful when you back the vent screw, I think it's held in with an E clip. (looks like a letter C with two or three nubs on the inside of it, will be on the end of the vent screw)

Take that off the INSIDE of the cap first, then the screw should come out easily.

The clip keeps the screw from coming out while the vent is open.

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barracuda

Cpt Blaine, I got a new cap last year for my SM that doesn't have a screw to mess with or a cap gasket to shrink and fall out either. I don't know where the guy got it, but it works SOOOO nice that I threw away the old metal cap, as well as the newer black cap with the screw. No leaks, no turning screw, no problem. Has a one way vent valve built in. If you want I'll go back and find out any details as my buddy asked about it too. Maybe we're on to something here??? I have no monetary interest, but I'm sure sold on it.

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JustinG

Yeah, Barracuda!!!

Please find out where those caps came from. The caps on both of my augers are junk and they leak gas and I am always getting gas on my hands just before I reach for a minnow!!

Thanks Alot!!!!!!

Justin

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Steve Foss

 Originally Posted By: JustinG
I am always getting gas on my hands just before I reach for a minnow!!

I think that explains a lot, fishmaster. grin.gifgrin.gif

But I'd be interested in that gas cap, too.

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JustinG

Gas or no gas those fish are scared when they hear the Fishmaster's a comin'!!!!!! Like ominous storm clouds on the horizon or an air raid siren howling in the distance like a crescendo-the sound of my name is sheer terror to fish!!!! cool.gif

Justin

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Steve Foss

Yes, I'm quite certain you're right. Their immediate flight to the far corners of Burntside explains why you catch so few of them, Fishmaster. grin.gifgrin.gif

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barracuda

Dang, I did it again!!!! Left the screw loose. On the other auger of course which doesn't have the new style cap with no screw. So when I got home and the wheel house smelled like gas, I went right away and got another cap. If anyone's interested, it's Tecumseh original service part no. 410280. Only way to go and < $7 ! Sort of like auto headlights...don't have to worry about turning them on or off. Automatically vents and seals. If you can't find a place nearby that carries them, call Dick at Trail Cycle in Forest Lake. I sa he had a few more and he said he'd mail to anyone that wants one.

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JustinG

Thanks for that part number, Barracuda! I am going to pick one of those up and hopefully end my problems with minnows smelling like gas!!!

Justin

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 Originally Posted By: JustinG
Gas or no gas those fish are scared when they hear the Fishmaster's a comin'!!!!!! Like ominous storm clouds on the horizon or an air raid siren howling in the distance like a crescendo-the sound of my name is sheer terror to fish!!!! cool.gif

Justin

JustinG,

I cannot believe that you didn't have any spelling errors in the above comment since you'd likely blow a 75 (minimum) on a breathalyzer for not only writing it, but thinking anyone could believe it!! \:\)

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JustinG

Hey G.O.,

Check my credentials under the "Monster Quest" post. By the way, who is winning the trout contest?!?!?

That's what I thought!! cool.gif

Justin

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JustinG

Before we post any on going fishing contest, I think we should discuss the FINAL results of the Walleye competition we had. \:\)

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