(WA) | November 28th, 2023
I love it, it looks so much better than the original gas cap and I don't care if anyone ever sees it. I know it's there and that's all that matters.
(Long Beach, CA) | February 16th, 2022
Yes-a little pricey for a plastic piece only the driver will see but looks real sharp. Someone commented the tether didn’t spin freely on the cap, but it does. The circular part of the tether that fits the cap is tapered and if it’s fitted incorrectly, will be tight and non-spinning. Works great when adjusted correctly.
(Los Angeles, CA) | December 31st, 2021
This fuel cap is definitely an improvement over the standard one. Looks way better and feels substantial even though it's plastic. During installation, the rivet was a little hard to remove but I found a video online that showed me how to remove it and how to install the supplied rivet. One issue I ran into was the tether on the new cap doesn't spin freely around it like the old one did, so it gets twisted up rather easily when you're putting the cap back on. Did anyone else find this to be an issue? Or did I miss something during install? Not a huge deal, and overall, I'm pleased with this purchase.
(Sidney, Ohio) | December 16th, 2021
The tether had broken on my 07’ C4S . Putting the cap on the pump with refueling was getting old, standard caps were about 25$ on line but the upgrade did look really good. So why not! The install was easier with an on line video and a small mirror under the pin to guide its removal. No regrets at the pump now as it seals very well with no tension on the tether this should last for a long time, while being quite posh.
(Fairfax, VA) | October 29th, 2021
Let’s be real, I’m the only one who will ever notice this. But I’ll be just a little happier every time I fill her up. Install on my 997.2 was a little awkward - My tip would just to simply snip off the old plastic pin/rivet instead of prying it out. Replacement parts popped right back in.
(Edmonton, Canada) | August 12th, 2021
Beautiful, genuine Porsche gas cap that fits perfectly and looks fabulous every time I fill up with gas. No mods needed.
(CA) | July 25th, 2021
Yes it's plastic yes it's expensive yes I like it anyway.
If it were metal (there is a company that makes one out of billet aluminum) it would be more likely to damage your paint if you have an accident. There is a Chinese knock-off version sold on Ebay and elsewhere but it DOES NOT fit the 997. It only fits the 991. But they sure look like they came out of the same factory which makes me doubt heavily this one is made in Germany. as they claim
(Budd Lake, NJ) | November 14th, 2020
Tried a different one but it threw a check engine close so I went back to the plastic cap. When this went on sale I jumped on it and even though it is still expensive it looks awesome and impresses me every time I fill up. Who could ask for more?
(France) | August 26th, 2020
As mentioned by Carl S (Snohomish, WA USA) in his review on April 18th, 2020, the cap is not actually aluminum, it is "aluminum-look" plastic, so it is not as pleasant to manipulate as expected. It is also very expensive for plastic stuff.
Nevertheless, I'm happy to have it instead of the ugly basic standard one. All this to explain the 4 stars instead of 5.
I installed it on a 997 Carrera and kept the existing pin (the large one) as I dropped the new one and could not find it. Just used a mini screwdriver around the pin to undo the tether and again to insert the new one. I could not figure out how to remove the old big pin anyway.
(Snohomish, WA USA) | April 19th, 2020
We're talking about replacing an inconspicuous part that is kept hidden away under a door that is normally closed -- with a sharp-looking part that is kept hidden away under a door that is normally closed. Well, some of us drive Porsches because of the way they make *us* feel, not because of any need to impress others. Either way, you can't go wrong replacing the original, nondescript black fuel filler cap with this silver sport gas cap. In truth, it's a pretty good idea to change out your gas cap after a while anyway to keep the seal nice and fresh. Older gas caps can leak a little and throw a scary Check Engine code, so beat it to the punch and change it out now. After all, our cars are more than 8 to 15 years old by now, and some of the original seals are starting to go. Full disclosure: this fancier cap is not actually aluminum, it is "aluminum-look" plastic. But to tell you the truth, it looks just as good anyway, and the price is one of those rare Porsche upgrades that is really affordable and makes a great gift. To yourself. Based on my experience, it will give *you* your own private pleasure every time you fill your tank. Who cares about what others think, anyway?