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Beefed Taco 04-30-2013 01:09 AM

Locking gas door nightmare
 
I found out the hard way that the keyed gas door locks are for looks only and just a visual deterrent for a thief. There's a plastic piece on the key cylinder that can break if the door is pulled on. I broke one on a customers truck and was forced to use the one from my 99. I then broke the second one while installing it onto the key cylinder. :facepalm:

A simple run to the salvage yard should be the cure...wrong. Nothing. A call to dealer and I discover a new one is $80! Ouch! I end up buying one for the customer's truck and now I have a truck with a gas door that can flop around.

SpacemanSpiff 04-30-2013 11:30 AM

Yep...but don't the Tacomas have screens that prevent siphoning?

Fenwick1993 04-30-2013 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by SpacemanSpiff (Post 6820049)
Yep...but don't the Tacomas have screens that prevent siphoning?

Mine doesn't.

Madjik_Man 04-30-2013 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Beefed Taco (Post 6818564)
If you see me driving my 99 and the gas door is open, chances are I just cornered hard to the right. I wasn't about to buy me a new one too for that price. I'll keep searching the yard until one comes around.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwVDDxoKBk4

BamaToy1997 05-07-2013 06:28 PM

All of the vehicles have a design in the tank inlet itself to prevent siphoning. It is not in the filler neck, it is at the tank itself.

Beefed Taco 05-31-2013 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Madjik_Man (Post 6820666)

haha

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Originally Posted by BamaToy1997 (Post 6855966)
All of the vehicles have a design in the tank inlet itself to prevent siphoning. It is not in the filler neck, it is at the tank itself.

I hate new clever inventions that are one day going to screw me when I need to siphon gas from my own vehicle. :mad: Old trucks for me please.

UPDATE: I've come to the conclusion I like my gas door better this way compared to when I had to bring a key out with me. It's 100 times easier. Just open door & fill up. Plus it never opens on it's own, but then I haven't cornered hard to the right yet either.

tan4x4 06-03-2013 05:21 PM

Mine is broken, too. Was when I bought it. The previous owner likely had a gasoline theft attempt. The key cylinder is still there, so thieves would think that its locked. Now I just use a rubber band to hold it closed. Works for me.

Beefed Taco 06-16-2013 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by tan4x4 (Post 6978289)
Mine is broken, too. Was when I bought it. The previous owner likely had a gasoline theft attempt. The key cylinder is still there, so thieves would think that its locked. Now I just use a rubber band to hold it closed. Works for me.

yeah I use nothing, hasn't opened yet. Has the key slot so it looks locked. I like it better compared to when I had to use a key but I'll keep searching the yard for the plastic piece I need.

OffroadToy 06-16-2013 11:35 AM

Why not just get a locking gas cap? The Murray caps at O'Reilly's work great... mines been on for 4 years now with zero issues.


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