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Old 20th August 2010, 20:34   #1
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I just realized the fuel cap of my bike is rusted, I had a tough time opening it and had to come back from the gas station to open it.

the cap completely comes out and is a cylinder roughly 2 inches in dia and 2 inches in height. the part that comes in contact with the tank shows some rust. What can I put on it to prevent rusting. I am sure it will come in contact with the fuel and I don't want anything to pass in the fuel system, not rust for sure.

machine oil? WD40? silicon based lubricants?
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How about using sand paper to remove the rust from the area which is in contact with fuel.
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will try, but how to prevent it in future?

rust is one part, getting stuck at a gas station with not being able to fill fuel is another.
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will try, but how to prevent it in future?

rust is one part, getting stuck at a gas station with not being able to fill fuel is another.
Vivek, Ideally if you keep your tank full with fuel, it will prevent rusting. But if you are filling after it comes to reserve, rusting will happen.

More info on this link Pls. How to Prevent Rust in a Motorcycle Gas Tank | eHow.com
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thanks, fuel stabilizer sounds like a good idea for the winter months storage.
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