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Charles, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
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Experience:  US Navy (Ret) Certified Mercury Marine Tech with over a decade of repair experience.
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Why is the gas tank cap on my Honda 2 horse outboard so hard

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Why is the gas tank cap on my Honda 2 horse outboard so hard to open. I screw on snugly but the next day can not budge it
I didn't put pn that tightl
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** will assist you.

Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

There are two reasons that the cap could be hard to remove. 1 is internal pressure in the tank, make sure that you have the tank vent opened. The other is the gasket gripping the tank top. Apply a light coat of grease to the gasket to see if that will help you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Your welcome.