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Replacement Subaru Gas Cap Lanyard / Tether

Creation quality: 5.0/5 (1 vote)
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Licence CC BY-NC-SA
Publication date 2018-10-26 at 20:02
Design number 35801
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  • subaru-gas-cap-lanyard.stl

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3D model description

Did your Subaru's gas cap lanyard / tether break? Ours did shortly after buying it... Not the end of the world but certainly annoying. And to make matters worse you can only buy the whole gas cap and lanyard assembly from the dealer!

Not satisfied with that option, my wife and I created this replacement gas cap lanyard. It's 3D printed using polyurethane and it's both stronger and more flexible than the original.

This replacement lanyard has been sucessfully installed on 2004-2012 Impreza, WRX, STI, Forester, Outback and Tribeca.

Installation is simple, but please note you do need to re-use the existing pin on the gas flap door.

If you don't want to print your own, I also offer these for sale here:

Do you have more questions about what improvements I made to the original design? Or maybe questions about TPU's chemical resistance? Good news, these are both covered in my Blog

3D printing settings

Recommended filament material: 1.75mm TPU

Rafts: No

Supports: No

Nozzle: .4mm

Layer height: .3mm

Infill: 100%

Print speed: 30mm/s for all print moves. 90mm/s travel moves.

Retraction settings: 4mm, 30mm/s

Extrusion temp: 220 degrees C

Bed temp: 60 degrees C

Bed prep: Alcohol wipe only. No tape, hairspray or gluestick needed.


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