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Old 08 Dec 2014, 10:51 pm
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The oil filler cap has come loose on my 2006 pt engine. It just spins around inside of the valve cover instead of tightening. It seems as though I have lost the threads inside of the valve cover, although I am not sure about this. Has this happened to anyone else. Anyone know how I can fix this. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks
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Old 08 Dec 2014, 11:20 pm
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I would suggest replacing the oil filler cap.
Can you get the oil filler cap off?

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Old 08 Dec 2014, 11:38 pm
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Default Re: Loose Oil Filler Cap

I do know some filler caps once tightened as much as they should be have a click to them. So you don't over tighten them. Is it possible this click is gone and it just spins? Also as the above post asks, can you get it off?
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Old 08 Dec 2014, 11:39 pm
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THIS^^^
If you can get it off, go to the local auto supply store and try a replacement.
If that works, buy it, or shop on line for a better replacement.....like a Mobil 1 cap. (You are using synthetic oil, aren't you?)

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Old 09 Dec 2014, 12:09 am
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Default Re: Loose Oil Filler Cap

Thanks for the replies.
Yes I can get it off, it simply slides right out.
It does not click anymore when you tighten it, it only spins around endlessly.
The problem is that there does not seem to be a matching set of female threads inside the valve cover. Is there an insert that has broken down?
I will pick up a replacement and try it out.
Thanks again to all that responded.
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Old 09 Dec 2014, 09:07 am
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Thanks for the replies.
Yes I can get it off, it simply slides right out.
It does not click anymore when you tighten it, it only spins around endlessly.
The problem is that there does not seem to be a matching set of female threads inside the valve cover. Is there an insert that has broken down?
I will pick up a replacement and try it out.
Thanks again to all that responded.
Sounds like you need a valve cover. The n/a is plastic and the turbo is aluminum. You need the same as you have. If you get it used it may have the cap to. This is not a common thing. So not likely this will happen again. Just don't get carried away tightening. Snug is fine.
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Old 09 Dec 2014, 11:04 am
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Sounds like you need a valve cover. The n/a is plastic and the turbo is aluminum. You need the same as you have. If you get it used it may have the cap to. This is not a common thing. So not likely this will happen again. Just don't get carried away tightening. Snug is fine.
Thanks for the info. I never did crank away at it, just one click to know it was snug. I am surprised that the thread on the valve cover is so fragile.
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Thanks for the info. I never did crank away at it, just one click to know it was snug. I am surprised that the thread on the valve cover is so fragile.
I haven't heard of them being fragile. But some happened to yours. If you have a cheap pic and pull or some might have one here. For a good price. You can get a new gasket set very reasonable on eBay. Just make sure you get the right one n/a or turbo. They are a little different.
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The only thing that should click a few times after appropriately tight, is the GAS CAP!
Oil cap should just tighten, period.
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Old 09 Dec 2014, 05:16 pm
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The only thing that should click a few times after appropriately tight, is the GAS CAP!
Oil cap should just tighten, period.
Actually they do click.
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