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53 Cub Gas Cap Leaking

Postby Jim (in the thumb of Mi.) » Wed Jul 07, 2004 11:18 pm

O.K. Fellows, here we go with my very first post and a very simple quiestion that only a brand new Cub owner with no experience would ask!!! My cap was leaking on a full tank, gas sloshing around.. I cut a new gasket out of heavy rubber and that solved the problem, however, the cap doesn't vent now and whenever it gets hot out, gas is forced out of the cap.. I loosen the gap and lots of pressure excapes. Have tried to leave the cap a little loose, however still pushes gas out... Can I just drill a small hole in the top of the cap to help venting. I have checked the 2 internal vents and they seem open... I have wanted a Cub my whole life and in the past 2 months I have picked up a 74 low boy with a 60in. deck and the 53 with a single bottom, sickle bar, cultivator, and snow blade. I mow with the 74 and just play with the 53. Thanks for a great site and such great folks.. Jim
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Postby PAUL K. in N.H. » Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:29 am

HI Jim
I believe you can get a new safety cap from Navistar to prevent this problem, You need to click on a post by Rudi or go on his site, cleancomputers .com and download the Navister form fill it out and mail it in with IH serial # and machine type and they will send you a free safety cap, to solve your problem. Some folks save the originals for a show tractor.Sometimes it take weeks if not months to get one in the mail, but it will come Paul K. in N.H.
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Jul 08, 2004 9:14 am

Jim, there was originally a small vent hole in the top of IH gas caps. Yours may be plugged with varnish or paint. Clean it out , but get one of the safety capws as soon as you reasonably can. Go to this link Cub Manuals and click on the Navistar Free Gas Cap Offer
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Postby Jim (in the thumb of Mi.) » Thu Jul 08, 2004 12:27 pm

Thanks Paul and John, I appreciate your help. I downloaded the form and will send for the free safety cap.. Have a great day, Jim
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Postby johnbron » Thu Jul 08, 2004 1:14 pm

Jim (in the thumb of Mi.) wrote:Thanks Paul and John, I appreciate your help. I downloaded the form and will send for the free safety cap.. Have a great day, Jim



As long as you are sending the form in for caps add both of your Cubs Serial numbers so you can get two caps. I got 3-caps (For My future Cubs?) with numbers off of junked Cubs.
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Postby farmallcub49 » Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:32 pm

I sent one in almost two years ago for my cub and A. I have yet to recieve them!
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Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jul 08, 2004 5:21 pm

You should have received them by now. Send in another form.
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