The original plastic oil filler cap was never Ford’s greatest design achievement. The cap top tended to separate from the body and allow oil mist to blow out into the engine compartment resulting in an oily mess.

Although Burton’s Black Alloy Filler Cap follows a similar design, being breathable and incorporating a filter mesh just like the OE cap, it’s made from anodised alloy. As it is more substantial and non-flexible, the top on this cap stays where it’s supposed to, preventing leaks and looking far more stylish and professional than the plastic cap ever could.

Four versions are available: FP641BK has an outlet for a breather pipe and retails at £46.50 inc VAT while FP640BK suits applications that don’t require a breather take-off pipe and retail at £36.95 inc VAT.

The caps will fit a great number of Ford engines including SOHC Pinto, Crossflow and Pre-Crossflow Kent, Essex, Taunus/Cologne as well as being suitable for a number of kitcars that use Ford engines.

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