Patent Number: 6,332,555

Title: Fuel tank with opening closed by removable holding cover and sealing ring

Abstract: A fuel tank for a motor vehicle has a connecting portion which extends around an opening in the tank wall which is closed by a holding cover, with the interposition of a sealing ring. The connection between the connecting portion and the holding cover is made by a fixing means urging the holding cover towards the connecting portion. The sealing ring is disposed in a groove in the connecting portion or the holding cover and the cross-sections of the groove and the sealing ring are so selected that, in its operative position of closing the opening, the holding cover is supported directly by the end surface of the connecting portion, bearing against that end surface.

Inventors: Stangier; Oskar (Bonn, DE)

Assignee: Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG.

International Classification: B60K 15/077 (20060101); B60K 15/03 (20060101); B60K 15/05 (20060101); B60K 15/04 (20060101); B65D 045/32 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018