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Old 02-10-2019, 05:34 AM
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Default Fuel Cap Opener...

This works totally cool. I had been using a wooden popsicle stick to open my fuel cap. $1.50 + $1 shipping from

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Old 02-10-2019, 07:02 AM
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Thanks for the review Jim .... that opener is on my short list of goodies to buy. Glad to hear it works well.

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Old 02-10-2019, 11:02 AM
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I use one of those freebee aluminum beer cap openers. Serves a dual purpose.
Jim Averett
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:49 AM
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I ordered 10 of them from Gave away 8 of them to my RV buddies. They work great..

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Old 02-10-2019, 07:30 PM
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Swiss Army knife, Gives me a way to justify it to the wife!😜
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:46 AM
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Default Fuel Cap Opener

The twist off and discard orange plastic lever included with the HP printer ink cartridge works fine for me, has hook on horn end to catch cap lever. Carry on the start key chain.
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:49 AM
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Norm, Can you post a picture of the HP plastic lever?
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Old 02-23-2019, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by BOORSMA View Post
Norm, Can you post a picture of the HP plastic lever?
I would if I could. but don't have that tech savvy! I use the 564 cartridges, lever measures about 5/16" x 9/16" x 2-3/8" with the colored inks, black ink lever is about 5/8" wide. I Drilled a 1/4" hole through side of the wide end for key ring. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-23-2019, 05:29 PM
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I use a clothespin. Work's great!
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Old 02-25-2019, 05:40 AM
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I use the stubby flat blade screwdriver I carry in my flight bag. Works great and I already have it.

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