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Fuel door mod?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by edc, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Jun 29, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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    edc

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    Did anybody do a fuel door or fuel cap mod on their 2009 dc tacoma? Just wondering if someone in tw installed any locks in either. Heard some people steal fuel in unlocked fuel doors.
     
  2. Jun 29, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    Anathollo

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    Theres not really anyway to steal fuel through the gas cap anymore. Go get a hose and see if you can stick it all the way down... You can't.
    They design them to be theft proof. The pipe that funnels gas to the tank gets really small, small enough that a hose can't get through.
    So no worries... :)
     
  3. Jun 29, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    plus with the poly gas tanks its easier to just punch a hole in the tank..
     
  4. Jun 29, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    I couldn't give 2 sh*t's about people stealing gas. I am worried about some jelous creep pouring sugar in the gas tank. I suggested to corporate that Toyota design a locking gas cap or a locking gas door but it seems nothing new for 2010.
     
  5. Jun 29, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    Jennyct that's another thing they might do too.thanks for the replies guys.is there any available gas cap with locks for the 2009 tacoma's?
     
  6. Jun 29, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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    i got a locking gas cap for my 05 @ napa. or was it autozone? i dont remember. one of the 2 places had it
     
  7. Jun 29, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    Thanks mytoytaco will go to any of them in the am and see if they got one for the 2009s.
     
  8. Jun 29, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    Take all my gas, I don't care!!

    Don't mess up my truck or steal my truck!!
     
  9. Jun 29, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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  10. Jun 30, 2009 at 6:28 AM
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    What about a rig on the back of the fuel door to hold the gas cap while you fuel up?

    I can't believe they don't have this...... Every other vehicle I own has this, including our 04 4Runner.......

    Anyone know of something we can add for this. I hate having my gas cap lay on the paint......
     
  11. Jun 30, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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    Sounds like you'd have to fabricate something yourself. Denny inspired me to mail corporate as well on this issue.
     
  12. Jun 30, 2009 at 7:09 AM
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    I know Stant makes a locking gas cap but has anyone tried to make a lock for the fuel door?
     
  13. Jun 30, 2009 at 7:09 AM
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    There was holders on ebay about a year ago, but they looked generic, and for $15 I wasn't going to take a chance.
     
  14. Jun 30, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    wat?
    all i do is put the tether for the cap through the holder for the door (the two pieces of metal that pinch to hold the door closed). keeps it off the paint and no need to fab anything
     
  15. Jun 30, 2009 at 7:17 AM
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    OK, that's a cool idea.

    Thanks.
     
  16. Jun 30, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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    X2 I do the same thing when I get gas
     
  17. Jun 30, 2009 at 7:56 AM
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    I called my dealer about the Stant locking gas cap for my 09 taco. The parts manager called corporate and then he called me back. He advised me not to get the Stant because there are still "Check Engine" issues with them. If that happened, the dealer would bill me to reset the computer.
     
  18. Jun 30, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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    wat?

    most people i've heard of w/ working locking caps have the stant. even if it threw a code, remove the + terminal, let it sit, reconnect and the code is gone. dealers are all full of shit for the mos part. mine tried to tell me that i wasnt allowed the rear tsb b/c i put on an AAL and that weakened the suspension....cmon
     
  19. Jun 30, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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    I told the parts guy about removing the battery terminal to reset the computer and he gave me that bullsh*t about how it will take weeks for the computer to relearn my driving habits. I bought the Stant for my 09 taco that I traded in and the Check Engine Ligjht came on. I took it to the dealer with the stock cap and they thought that something just screwed up and they did not charge me.
     
  20. Jun 30, 2009 at 8:14 AM
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    I traded in my 08 for the 09 TRD Sport
     
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