Lost key for Water Filler Cap

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Lost key for Water Filler Cap

Post by Achilles heel on Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:42 pm

Key lost, water filler cap locked. Replacement cap is about £15 on Ebay. 

Do I need to get a locksmith out to unlock the existing cap (£50) or can I force the lock with a screwdriver without messing up the inlet surround?

Changing the surround would mean removing the oven and cooker.......!

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Re: Lost key for Water Filler Cap

Post by Gromit on Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:07 pm

I would be willing to bet (at least a shilling! biggrin ) that there are not very many key combinations in use, and that someone else's key would open your cap - specially as it sounds like it's fairly old and worn.

A couple of years ago I was able to let someone into his van via the habitation door using my key. My van was a Nuevo and his was a Broadway - both of them less than three years old!!! (Worrying, or what!!!! so_sad )

Before taking the screwdriver to it I would try as many keys as you can. It's worth trying any that look similar if they slide easily into the lock. It's a very cheap lock so you don't need the skills of a famous safe cracker! smile!

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Re: Lost key for Water Filler Cap

Post by bikeralw on Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:48 pm

I once lost the key for a motorbike top box, I simply drilled out the barrel. I had to take care as I was fitting a new barrel, but you won't have to worry about damaging the cap if you're replacing it.
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Re: Lost key for Water Filler Cap

Post by mac111051 on Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:59 pm

Same key fits them all or most of them anyway
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Re: Lost key for Water Filler Cap

Post by Achilles heel on Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:17 pm

All sorted, £5 to a locksmith for 5 mins work, old cap off, new one installed, keys in a safe place!!
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Re: Lost key for Water Filler Cap

Post by rogerblack on Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:48 pm

Achilles heel wrote:All sorted, £5 to a locksmith for 5 mins work, old cap off, new one installed, keys in a safe place!!

Anyone taking bets on how long before the old key now turns up?   biggrin

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Re: Lost key for Water Filler Cap

Post by peugeotboxer on Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:29 pm

rogerblack wrote:


Anyone taking bets on how long before the old key now turns up?   biggrin

As long as it takes to eat a pie I expect................. hugegrins

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