Yeah, yeah, yeah – we have all heard of a job being described as taking ‘no more than five minutes!’ but equally, we all know that is never the case in reality!
Well today I want to stand up and testify to the fact that there actually is (despite popular belief) such a thing as a five minute job!
After the full strip down and respray, there are numerous bits and pieces that need to go back together to make the jigsaw complete. Well today I wanted to get one of those tiny pieces back in place.
I had bought a brand new pair of good quality rubber fuel flap grommets to put in place under the fuel flap.
Top tip; before attempting to put the rubbers back into place, warm the rubber up so that it becomes more supple and a bit easier to work with, as it needs to be compressed first to fit through the mounting hole on the body plate. I did this by simply putting them in a cup with some boiling water for a few minutes before starting the job. An ideal opportunity to make a cup of tea before starting ‘work’!
Once they have been warmed through and are a bit more supple to work with, the flat ends are pushed through a small section at a time from the front of the hole until the circular recess in the rubber grommets fits snuggly into the mounting plate hole. The easiest way of doing this I found was to either use the end of a plastic knitting needle, or very carefully (watch the paintwork!!!) with the tip of a small flat blade screwdriver.
Job done, both brand new fuel flap rubber grommets safely back in place. So now time to stand back, enjoy the tea and the satisfying knowledge that you have just done a five minute job in under the fabled five minutes!