Gas cap sealing o-ring
Hey everyone! Been a few years since I've been around but I have a 260z and a 80 280zx, and my dad has a 78 280z and a 82 280zx. Had an oak tree fall on the roof of my 80 about 3 years ago which pretty well rendered it a parts car and I kind of got discouraged for a bit.
Probably 6 months ago I walked past my fathers 82 and smelt gas - looked under it and there was a hole rotted in the tank. Hadn't had time to mess with it but I decided to pull the tank last night. Inside of the tank is extremely rusty. About 2 years ago I put a different sending unit in it and the tank was spotless, so whatever caused it is a fairly recent thing. I'm leaning towards the seal on the gas cap being the culprit, allowing water down the filler neck. After all, it is a 40 y/o piece of rubber.
I am going to pull the tank out of my 80 (fingers crossed that it isn't in bad shape) and put in the 82.
Am I the only one that's wanted to replace this? Anyone know of a source or a part number? I looked around a bit and only found used caps for sale.
'74 260z, '78 280z, '80 280zx,'82 280zx,'63 corvair,'65 elcamino.'76 dodge pickup, '83 porsche 928s, '82 928