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Can not get oil cap off?

Any tricks to doing this? No owners manual- Tried to turn to release, when I pulled up on it, the cover part came off and the lid part still in the sleeve

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Use some pliers to unscrew the part still in engine. this is a common problem. if you grip it with channel locks it will unscrew

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