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Locking Gas Cap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Powell Butte, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:12 AM
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    Powell Butte

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    Hello, new to all this forum stuff. Just got a 2011 TRD Sport. Since my wife and I ski the backcountry, climb way out in the middle of nowhere and mtn bike even further out there. Sometimes 60 miles to the nearest pavement and 100 from a gas station, it would be nice to have gas in the tank when we get back to the car. Local parts stores don't have locking gas caps nor does the dealer. The dealer says that after market caps, if you can find them, may have issues with proper sealing. Can anyone help with a locking cap? thanks alot!
     
  2. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:17 AM
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    bobfm10350

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    I think I got mine at o'reillys. I havent had any issues with sealing or anything but just make sure you keep your receipt if you know what I mean.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:22 AM
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    Welcome to TW. You should be able to find them on Amazon or something if there are no local auto parts stores in your area.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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    I got mine from the dealership haven't had any problems.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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    Our fill tube has an anti-siphon screen! Locking gas caps are a waste!
     
  6. Jun 19, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    shane100700

    shane100700 Look'n like a fool with your pants on the ground..

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    Got mine from Schucks (O'Reilly), kept the old one just in case but over a year and no issues. Truck has gone through months in WA rain and several days of sub zero and over 90 degree weather when I moved to NJ. Never had a light or code go off. Just use the book and buy the matching part # and enjoy theft free and tamper proof gas!
     
  7. Jun 19, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    Stant
     
  8. Jun 19, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    not from sabotage....

    as in liquid sabotage.
     
  9. Jun 19, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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  10. Oct 25, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    Just picked up a 2011 TRD Sport on Sunday and new to the forum. I checked a couple auto parts stores and apparently they still do not have one spec'd out for the 2011. I bought one for a 2010 and will try that. But, has anyone found one that is for the 2011 yet? Thanks
     
  11. Oct 25, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    None yet! It's new!
    If you travel to Oregon and you don't want some stupid gas jockey messing with your gas tank filler, put a locking cap on it... they they have to wait for YOU to get out of the truck and unlock it. :)

    Oregon has a law - you cannot fill your own gas tank there. The gas jockey has to come and pump it for you. If you put a locking cap on it, they at least have to wait for you to get there and unlock it. So... they're less likely to dick something up or scratch your truck somehow.
     
  12. Oct 25, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    That's kinda ghey.

    Besides this reason quoted, a locking gas cap on our trucks is absolutely pointless! A; the siphon I have doesn't fit in the filler tube (smallest I could find) B; there is a screen in the filler tube preventing anything (siphon) from getting to the fuel....
     
  13. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    None yet! It's new!
    Another thing... if you want to know EXACTLY which cap fits your year vehicle, go to www.stant.com and look around for the link that takes you to where you can put in your vehicle and year, and it will tell you all of the caps that fit your truck... oil, gas, etc.
     
  14. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:20 PM
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    I got the Murray Locking gas cap from O'Reily Auto Parts, works good, and can be in non locking mode or locked.
     
  15. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    Bgwood88

    Bgwood88 Thats what she said..

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    Whats stoping someone from putting sugar or atf fluid in your gas tank?
     
  16. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:59 PM
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    Not pissing off the wrong people? :confused:
     
  17. Oct 25, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    Well....Glock, Ruger, Colt, any calibre from .22 on up! :infantry::fenforcer::quickdraw::laser:
     
  18. Oct 25, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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    Better to be safe than sorry...lots of idiots over here that like to do this kind of shit to nicer cars...just because they're jelly.
     
  19. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:34 AM
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    I got better things to do than sit around staring at my truck all day and night. The anti-siphon screen is good but random asshats dumping stuff into your tank, for nothing more than grins and giggles, is a very real concern. Don't have ta piss 'em off first, you won't even know 'em.

    +2 for a Stant locking gas cap.
     
  20. Oct 26, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    FWIW, I was in college in the DC area in the mid-70's when gas was not only expensive, but impossible to get. There was rationing based on license number digits, and long, long lines to buy gas. So, some people were stealing gas, and that led to big business in locking gas caps. Unfortunately, enterprising theives would slip a tub under your car, punch a hole in the gas tank, and take your gas that way. FWIW, a tank of gas is a lot cheaper than a tank repair.
     
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