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    Bronze Member HeyNow's Avatar
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    Default Fuel Cap on JD 4310

    My 4310 is relatively new (25 hours). I have a question regarding the fuel cap. After I fill the tank up, and try and replace the cap, I only get two or three turns on the fuel cap and it let's loose and pops up. Do the fuel caps tighten all the way down and fit snuggly, or do they ratchet after completely being tightened? I always smell fuel after refueling.

    Thanks,

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    Veteran Member BillyP's Avatar
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    Default Re: Fuel Cap on JD 4310

    If the 4310 is like a 4610 it screws down just like a cap on a milk jug. No ratcheting, it just gets tight. It sounds like (maybe) you have cross-threaded the fuel cap? Could be a bad fuel cap too though.

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    Default Re: Fuel Cap on JD 4310

    Somethins not right! Mine is NOT like that

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    Default Re: Fuel Cap on JD 4310

    Mine will tighten down. It does not ratchet.

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    Default Re: Fuel Cap on JD 4310

    Mine tightens down just fine. Never tried to turn it tight enough to see if it ratchets or not.
    You might check to see if either the fill neck, or the cap is split. If either one is, it will do what you describe.
    Good luck,

    DT

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    Default Re: Fuel Cap on JD 4310

    HeyNow,

    Something is wrong, they should go on and tighten up.

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    Default Re: Fuel Cap on JD 4310

    If you have been getting any amount of fuel run off down the tube on the side of the frame the side with the serial # you may want to wash that area as on my old 4300 I guess I iver filled it one time and it must have gone down that tube and onto the paint on the frame. Well after time it made the paint crack off and before I sold it I had to do a little touch up painting. It was not bad but just wanted to let you know.

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    Bronze Member HeyNow's Avatar
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    Default Re: Fuel Cap on JD 4310

    Thanks everyone! I'll take my cap back into the dealer and see if he will replace it. Hopefully it's the cap and not the tank. I'm unable to tighten mine down without it popping back up loose after two or three turns....

    You folks are very helpful. Thanks again.

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