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3rd gen locking gas cap

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Waltman777, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. Mar 21, 2017 at 12:24 PM
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    Waltman777

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    I just bought a new Tacoma, Off Road DC 4x4. I love it!! Does Toyota have a locking gas cap I can purchase? Or anyone had luck with after market ones without engine light coming on?
     
  2. Mar 21, 2017 at 12:33 PM
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    Why?
     
  6. Mar 31, 2017 at 7:02 PM
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    For me its cheap insurance.
     
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    from what stealing gas?
     
  8. Mar 31, 2017 at 7:04 PM
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    Might prevent sand from getting into gas tank.
     
  9. Mar 31, 2017 at 7:06 PM
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    I feel like that is a huge stretch since its sealed and I can't say I have ever actually heard of a real instance where someone maliciously put sand in a tank.

    Now a days people dont bother with the gas cap when the steal gas, they drill a hole in the plastic tank and drain out the bottom.
     
  10. Mar 31, 2017 at 7:08 PM
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    There is a thread on TW where a guy has gotten sand in his tank 3 times. I think a locking gas cap for him might be beneficial.
     
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    Sad, but true.
     
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    I do recall one thread about it but there was some shadyness behind it
     
  13. Mar 31, 2017 at 7:14 PM
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    Sand, urine, sugar, who knows what. Again, for $9 dollars I dont have to worry about it
     
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    A lot of truth in this statement.
     
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  15. Mar 31, 2017 at 7:17 PM
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    If someone hates you that much, there is far more they could do to the vehicle.
     
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  17. Mar 31, 2017 at 7:25 PM
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    A beer bottle cap in the gas tank works too. It will slosh around and eventually plug the gas line. After you stop it will become unplugged and the vehicle will run fine. The only way to find it is to remove the gas tank.
     
  18. Mar 31, 2017 at 7:29 PM
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    Never heard this one before, but will keep my truck away from Edmonton. :eek:
     
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  19. Mar 31, 2017 at 7:32 PM
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    I've never done this personally but I know about it. LOL
     
  20. Mar 31, 2017 at 7:34 PM
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    Will that actually work on newer vehicles? I thought manufacturers put screens in tank necks nowadays to prevent siphoning thefts.
     

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