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re: Fuel filler flap removal **Sorted**
Don't know what's going on but I lost the post again.
Anyway........ If you open the filler flap you can see the heads of two bolts approximately 10mm. These are sitting inside recesses on the hinge molding. At first couldn't see anything in the wheel arch, but after removing the splash guard and giving it a good hosing you can see how it goes together. After scrapping off the mud you can see two nuts on the other end of the bolt's. Unfortunately due to their position in the wheel arch they have become one with rust.
This also is one of the few places that does not have any underseal on it. Hence the rust coming through the other side.
I'll have to try and cut them off to do the work.
Tried to upload some photos but it wasn't having any of it.
Currently in Andrew Capp's garage:
2004 Clio 1.5 Dci and 2009 Freelander 2 2.2 Diesel plus 2001&2002 clio dci's belonging to son's . 2001 clio now replaced with 2009 dci clio.