The oil cap serves as a closure for the oil filler neck in the engine compartment of a car. The cover, which almost always has a screw mechanism and a small handle, with the help of which it is easy to unscrew the oil cap, is available with every combustion engine. In the engine compartment, it ensures that the oil that is poured into the engine / oil tank and is required to operate the engine does not spill out and contaminates the engine compartment. The oil cap also has a seal. A standard oil cap is usually black or the color of the engine interior. There is usually an oil can symbol on the oil cap. In this way, there can be no confusion when refilling oil. A standard oil cap is made of plastic. As is well known, this material is particularly resistant to lubricants such as oil. There are also oil caps made from a combination of plastic with aluminum applications, etc.
Tuning makes the oil cap a highlight
If you want to see a visual highlight when you open the bonnet, you can also remove the oil cap and replace it with a modified part. However, it must be ensured here that it is an oil cap that is also suitable for the respective car model. The reason is that the oil cap is not a standard model. However, the car manufacturers use the same engines in many models, so that the oil cap is often suitable for several vehicles. Here you have to make yourself known beforehand. If you want to buy an individual oil cap, you must make sure that it fits the car. The thread diameter is an important measure. But the condition of the lid itself is also important. If it is too large, it may not fit in combination with the factory engine cover. If you simply modify the factory cover, you avoid problems with the accuracy of fit. You can cover the lid with carbon, for example, or simply paint it with a suitable paint in any look. There are hardly any limits to your imagination. Even one chrome coating is possible. The tuning does not change the functionality of the lid lock if you leave the mechanism unchanged. This even applies if you redesign the entire head from the oil cap.
Advantages of the individual oil cap
An individual oil cap is a real eye-catcher in the engine compartment. Especially car enthusiasts who like to meet like-minded people and like to open the hood of a car can attract a certain amount of attention with a modified oil cap. The overpainting of the oil cap does not have to be reported to the TÜV, which also applies to the exchange. Even the oil can symbol on the lid is not mandatory. If you then accidentally fill in the cooling water, brake fluid or mop water, you are unlucky. Someone who modifies his vehicle should have enough expertise to avoid that. PS. Basically, the lid is one of the so-called Engine caps and is often just called that.
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