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I want to remove my engine cover to paint it hemi orange. How is this gizmo attached to the engine?
tia :D
 

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Just lift it up it is held on with rubber bushings
 

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How does one open the driver's door?
Just wondering because I was thinking about getting in my car today.

sorry, man... couldn't resist funnin' ya a bit on that one.
 

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How does one open the driver's door?
Just wondering because I was thinking about getting in my car today.

sorry, man... couldn't resist funnin' ya a bit on that one.
His request isn't exactly stupid. I mean, on my dad's car (not a Chrysler) the cover is held down by these 4 spring clips that their only presence is made know by the fact that there are four flush buttons on top of the cover, you push down on the buttons and the cover releases. Perhaps he just wanted to make sure this wasn't the case and he wouldn't break it by tugging.
 

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just pokin' some fun, man. I now how it is when ya have a new ride and are afraid yer gonna brake somethin'.

I better get some gas. Anyone have tips on how to remove the gas cap?

lol

oh, On that...
Ya know how yer gas cap dangles on to the saide of the car when it's stock? Pop the cord out of the hole it's attached to and then pop it into the bottom corner hole of the gas cap door. You can then drape it over the little rubber nipple dilly and it won't touch yer paint as ya fill up.
 

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I'm still surprised the 300 has no gas cap holder since even this Chevy Silverado 1500HD rental car I'm driving has a holder that you hang the cord on so the cap doesn't touch your paint.
 

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you can also hit any junk yard and grab one of those plastic holders for less than 2 or 3 bucks.
JB weld would mount it fine and you could then just rest the cap on it as you would any other car.
I liked the repositioning of the hanger cord trick cuz it was free, quick and easy.
 

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grinner said:
oh, On that...
Ya know how yer gas cap dangles on to the saide of the car when it's stock? Pop the cord out of the hole it's attached to and then pop it into the bottom corner hole of the gas cap door. You can then drape it over the little rubber nipple dilly and it won't touch yer paint as ya fill up.
Just followed your instructions. Works like a charm. Modification took exactly 18 seconds ( I was slowed down removing the remnants of velcro from an earlier attempt to solve the issue).

Simple is good. Thanks, Grinner. :D
 

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grinner said:
Ya know how yer gas cap dangles on to the saide of the car when it's stock? Pop the cord out of the hole it's attached to and then pop it into the bottom corner hole of the gas cap door. You can then drape it over the little rubber nipple dilly and it won't touch yer paint as ya fill up.
Really?

I just drape the gas cap cord over the little notch on the gas cap door without repositioning the cord.

I believe that is how it was designed to work so you don't have to reposition the cord.

Make sense?
 

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Really?

I just drape the gas cap cord over the little notch on the gas cap door with repositioning the cord.

I believe that is how it was designed to work so you don't have to reposition the cord.

Make sense?
It does if you have a newer model with the little notch. My "old" 300C is notchless. :)
 

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Big ones mister

Northern's "notches" are legendary on this forum ;)

Zilla
 

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I have the DC locking cap and it's tether is angled on the cap, thus I repositioned the tab to the upper hole on the filler door as to drape it over the rubber stop in the direction of the angle. I have a pic in the gas cap thread.
 

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Hey, when I got my 300 I was talking to a friend of mine as we were looking over the car on the first day, and I said I needed to find out how to remove the cover. In my previous Dyno business most covers were held down with bolts and tricky hidden covers. (OK, not so tricky!) :)

My friend, who owns the best import car repair shop in downstate Illinois (I am biased, but they are pretty good) just grabbed the thing an pulled up and it came off! Since then I have taken it off at every car event so people can actdually see the engine.

I still think these things are silly. Who in their right mind is going to care to look at these cars in the future at car shows.... "Man, that is a darn fine looking piece of plastic you have there in the engine compartment!' The SRT-8 did it better, but they still need to show the actual valve covers and take the time to make them look good.

Let's start a "get rid of the plastic" movement!

Don Mallinson
no offense to those that have done a nice job of painting or tricking out their covers, they look great, I am just an "engine" guy and would rather see the real thing.
 

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Mods won't let me use the all hiding engine cover anymore. so I am running aroud painting stuff : )

And while we are on the suject, 1000 $ for powdercoated valve covers, WTF are they made of? Uranium?
 

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Just buy an Australian version, we don't have the cord thingy. Just take the cap off and put it on the bowser as you fill up:)
 

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This reminds me of the random "How do I open the gas door!" threads I've seen pop up on the forum over the years.
 

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Although this was something I was wondering how to do as well, from the replieds I'm glad I wasn't the original poster
LOL
 
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