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#1 jrk OFFLINE  

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Posted December 26, 2012 - 04:25 PM

I have an '89 Wheel Horse 312-8 and the gas cap is busted.  I've found online the replacement part number to be 106945 however I was wondering if anyone knew of a generica cap (no gauge) that can be threaded on the factory tank?

 

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Posted December 26, 2012 - 05:27 PM

I'm not sure how big the tank opening is but I bought a Stens replacement cap with gauge for my JD 317. Less than 20$ if memory serves. Check with a Stens dealer to see if they have one for your WH


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 05:35 PM

Stens part #125-112 ........OE with gauge


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 06:01 PM

Thanks guys! I took a gamble and picked up a generic cap to prevent water in my gas. Got the cap from TSC just a couple of minutes ago and it fit like a champ. I've never really liked the gauge caps so I didn't mind giving up this feature.

Here's a link:

http://www.tractorsu...ank-cap-4440919

Best part was they had several in stock and only $6.99!

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Posted December 26, 2012 - 06:19 PM

Fella told me IF you have a plastic tank ALL the caps are the same big threads and diameter and fit!!  Didn't sound right, but who knows. My GT12 has an antique like metal cap and it is on the plastic tank under hood. He probly meant the exposed tanks like under seats in most cases.



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 06:23 PM

I was worried that the thread pitch was different but my buddy convinced me to give the generic cap a try since it was roughly the same size as I measured with a set of calipers. I'd say if it is a plastic tank and the filler neck thread diameter is a little bit smaller than 2.1" than the linked gas cap should fit fine. Or at least I thought it should lol

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Posted December 26, 2012 - 06:24 PM

Fella told me IF you have a plastic tank ALL the caps are the same big threads and diameter and fit!!  Didn't sound right, but who knows. My GT12 has an antique like metal cap and it is on the plastic tank under hood. He probly meant the exposed tanks like under seats in most cases.

 

I have a plastic tank that I think came off a Noma lawn tractor.  It has the larger "Kelch" style threads (around 2 1/2"), but is also larger than most common GT fuel caps.  So there are at least 2 sizes.



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 06:41 PM

The cap on my buddy's cub is bigger then the one on my Craftsman.  Both are plastic tanks.



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 07:32 PM

Everything I have is the metal tanks with the metal caps. My dad has a 1993 Yard-Man with a gauge-cap that's about 2-1/8" in diameter. The gauge has long faded away but the mechanism still works. The plastic is gone too. The gas cap he has on his zero-turn is like, 3 inches in diameter! You have to work to spill gas out of it, but I can still pull it off! 



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 09:18 PM

On the JDx475 I had the gas cap was huge, maybe 4" and the gauge was on the dash.  The Stens I have is a 125-352 for the 317 or 314. 



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Posted December 27, 2012 - 08:41 PM

I've seen the generic caps at Lowes in addition to TSC. I don't care much for the gage caps either. Have had a few cloud up and the top lens crack. I keep an eye on the one gage cap I have left, when it goes, a solid cap is in order.  :beer:

 

The threads are "buttress threads", not the same as pipe or bolts. 



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Posted December 27, 2012 - 08:52 PM

I will toss this out there... I use gt caps on atv's. I think the threads are universal. I have an arctic cat 400 2x4 with a fuel gauge cap that  the lexan keeps popping off. I put a GT cap on it with no ill effects. When the gauge cap pops off, it makes a perfect funnel, if you leave if out in the rain , you will get water in the fuel.



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 07:05 AM

One local junk yard, I often take the Grandson there just to take a peek-a-boo.

 

He has about an acre of just lawn and garden tractors, not a single Wheel Horse. Darn.

 

For a few bucks, I can load my tool bag with all kinds of goodies; gas caps, serviceable seats, seat mounting springs, bolts, nuts, spare ignition keys, you name it.

 

I've picked up some gas caps there, all fit. Without measuring, I just eye-balled them. Hey, if

they don't fit, in the trash.

 

A visit to a junkie is worth the trip once in awhile. Try it. :thumbs:


Edited by Tankman, December 29, 2012 - 07:06 AM.





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