Honda Civic vti coupe 1999.
I recently asked this question as I bought an oil filler cap from Honda that didn’t fit. Is this an acceptable oil filler cap?
Honda have just told me they no longer provide the original part for this car and Instead use a superseded part which is the one they have sent and if it doesn’t fit tough and I’d have to go to a breakers etc to source the original as they no longer make it. They also said because I forced it they will unlikely refund it however may do if I can remove it without any damage.
Gonna try remove it safely as was suggested in another answer but I have to drive to garage to get it removed so will effectively be used.
As such I’m thinking I may as well use it until I source a replacement. I’m thinking I should just tighten it reasonably and cello tape the edges so no air gets sucked in? Would that be an acceptable and effective way to use the part until replaced? If I don’t mind repeat cellotaping can I just use the part as mentioned indefinitely? I imagine air getting in is the only real issue but taping over can prevent that? Even if the cello tape will dissolve from heat will the little amount of air going in cause an issue - I imagine not much dust will be going in which is the real issue?
Really don’t like the idea of paying for another filler cap assuming this one won’t be refunded.
On another note can I say anything to Honda? If they superseded the part and it didn’t fit they should not have sold it but I guess they will still argue I shouldn’t have used/forced it in.