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Cheap Mod: Secure Locking Gas Cap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by YotaCraZ, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Apr 2, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    azreb

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    The light eventually went out when the original cap was put back on. That was on a couple of Nissans. I would expect your Toyota to do the same.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    I went to my uncle's house and he hooked up his diagnostic tool. The trouble code was P000?? I didn't get a chance to write it down but it said "Large vapor leak" or something to that effect. So he cleared the code and we'll see if it comes back. I'm returning the gas cap tomorrow since I find it to be the culprit.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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    ... Sub'd ... :popcorn: ... I like a protected fuel filler.
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  4. Nov 14, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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    Good write up, but apparently there are some issues with locking gas cap security.

    It seems the proper fix would be to add a locking fuel door. Which could always be defeated by a lever of some sort if someone really wanted to get at the fuel system.

    But I am surprised no one has come up with a fix for adding a locking fuel door. So,..someone hurry up and produce a solution to this anomaly that utilizes the ignition key.

    That's an order!!!
     
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  5. Nov 14, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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    lol
     
  6. Jan 17, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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    Blah Blah Blah. Like your FF team, nobody cares!
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    Outstanding!
     
  8. Jan 18, 2014 at 6:01 AM
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    Is that an electro magnet?
     
  9. Jan 18, 2014 at 9:59 AM
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    Blah Blah Blah. Like your FF team, nobody cares!
    No. Its just a standard magnet to keep the door in the closed position while its unlocked. The hinge on the door has a natural tendency to rest about 1/16" to 1/8" away from the body so I put the magnet on to make sure the plunger and latch will line up when armed.

    I put it on the marketplace to see if there is any interest for something like this. If there is then I will make more.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacoma-marketplace/311500-locking-gas-door.html
     
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  10. Jan 18, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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    Stant caps are junk. A customer lost a key and came in to buy a new one. I went outside with a pair of channel locks twisted it loose, the exterior of the cap broke off, I then removed the inner valve and the piece that goes into the filler neck and put her new cap on all within 30 seconds.

    Locking door is a much better idea BUT remember a lock only keeps honest people out.

    One of our frequent commercial customers was getting his diesel fuel sucked out of his tow trucks at night. They are the big tanks right by the doors with the big flat round cap. He went out, placed some razor blades under the cap and tightened it down so the blades stuck out. Went in the next morning to find blood stains going from the cap and out the driveway.

    Hasn't had any diesel fuel siphoned since :D
     
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    Tried ordering the Stant 10504 or 10509 from Amazon, but said neither fit my 2014 Tacoma. Amazon recommended the Gates 31780 instead, which I purchased. Installed ok and seems to work and lock fine, and came with 2 keys. No Check Engine light after 200 miles of use. I like the clutch action on the Gates when screwing it on.
     
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  13. Oct 12, 2014 at 1:33 PM
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    i need a locking chastity belt!!!
     
  14. Sep 2, 2018 at 11:08 PM
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    Thank you. My second official mod. Cheers


     
  15. Mar 31, 2019 at 6:07 PM
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    Great info, Thanx
     
  16. Aug 21, 2019 at 11:05 PM
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    I have already accomplished a number of modifications to my 2015 Taco. I appreciate your posting this information, I am going to take advantage of this instruction and secure my fuel port ASAP. Thanks much!!!
     
  17. Aug 18, 2020 at 1:08 PM
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    Great idea!
     

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