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Old 11 Dec 2016, 09:08 pm
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Default Oil filler cap broke

I was trying to add oil to my '94 Accord LX and when I finally managed
to unscrew the tight filler cap I noticed that the cap was sheared off
the hollow threaded part. It was strange because I was able to unscrew
the threads with my bare finger. After cleaning the two halfs I glued
them together with Krazy Glue so I could hopefully drive with that glued
oil cap to my nearby Honda dealer tomorrow morning for a new cap. It is
only about 2 miles from my home.

The only problem is that I am not sure if that fixed cap will last that
long, both due to the engine heat during the drive and the pressure
pushing against that cap. Has anybody gone through this kind of problem
before? I am not even sure what kind of pressure is in that cylinder
head cover. If that is the same as the oil pressure in the engine then I
don't think that Krazy Glue fix could contain it. The engine heat might
be OK though for that short drive because it would be mostly on downhill
and level road.

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Old 11 Dec 2016, 10:32 pm
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Default Re: Oil filler cap broke

On 12/11/16 10:08 PM, cameo wrote:
> I was trying to add oil to my '94 Accord LX and when I finally managed
> to unscrew the tight filler cap I noticed that the cap was sheared off
> the hollow threaded part. It was strange because I was able to unscrew
> the threads with my bare finger. After cleaning the two halfs I glued
> them together with Krazy Glue so I could hopefully drive with that
> glued oil cap to my nearby Honda dealer tomorrow morning for a new
> cap. It is only about 2 miles from my home.
>
> The only problem is that I am not sure if that fixed cap will last
> that long, both due to the engine heat during the drive and the
> pressure pushing against that cap. Has anybody gone through this kind
> of problem before? I am not even sure what kind of pressure is in that
> cylinder head cover. If that is the same as the oil pressure in the
> engine then I don't think that Krazy Glue fix could contain it. The
> engine heat might be OK though for that short drive because it would
> be mostly on downhill and level road.
>


You should be OK to make a short drive. Any pressure will be very
little, and not the same as the oil pressure from the oil pump in the
crankcase. The cap is more to keep dirt out of the filler hole.

As to heat, I would be more concerned that the type of plastic may not
hold with Krazy Glue (cyanoacralate).

FWIW, folks have been known to drive for years with the cap missing.
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Old 11 Dec 2016, 11:15 pm
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Default Re: Oil filler cap broke

On 12/11/2016 8:32 PM, Retired wrote:
> On 12/11/16 10:08 PM, cameo wrote:
>> I was trying to add oil to my '94 Accord LX and when I finally managed
>> to unscrew the tight filler cap I noticed that the cap was sheared off
>> the hollow threaded part. It was strange because I was able to unscrew
>> the threads with my bare finger. After cleaning the two halves I glued
>> them together with Krazy Glue so I could hopefully drive with that
>> glued oil cap to my nearby Honda dealer tomorrow morning for a new
>> cap. It is only about 2 miles from my home.
>>
>> The only problem is that I am not sure if that fixed cap will last
>> that long, both due to the engine heat during the drive and the
>> pressure pushing against that cap. Has anybody gone through this kind
>> of problem before? I am not even sure what kind of pressure is in that
>> cylinder head cover. If that is the same as the oil pressure in the
>> engine then I don't think that Krazy Glue fix could contain it. The
>> engine heat might be OK though for that short drive because it would
>> be mostly on downhill and level road.
>>

>
> You should be OK to make a short drive. Any pressure will be very
> little, and not the same as the oil pressure from the oil pump in the
> crankcase. The cap is more to keep dirt out of the filler hole.
>
> As to heat, I would be more concerned that the type of plastic may not
> hold with Krazy Glue (cyanoacralate).
>
> FWIW, folks have been known to drive for years with the cap missing.


Thanks for your response. May I ask from what automotive background you
wrote it?

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