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Locking gas cap

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by VanGo3, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Feb 21, 2020 at 6:22 PM
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    VanGo3

    VanGo3 [OP] Modern vehicles are ugly.

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    Anyone know where I can get a locking gas cap for my new Tacoma?
     
  2. Feb 21, 2020 at 6:24 PM
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    Bishop84

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    There are many, but they often trigger engine lights on Toyotas. I've yet to see a reliable unit.

    Gas siphoning isnt common anymore. They simply drill the gas tank and drain it now.
     
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  3. Feb 21, 2020 at 6:26 PM
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    stealthmode

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    I have one for about 3 and a half years now and never a check engine light. It was a OEM toyota part if I remember but dont have the part # anymore. Sorry. It is possible though
     
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  4. Feb 21, 2020 at 6:31 PM
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    daddy_o

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    Maybe its to keep a crazy ex from pouring something in the tank
     
  5. Feb 21, 2020 at 6:39 PM
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    Bishop84

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    I saw that once! She kept using sugar like a cliche, it was an old malibu. The injector rail was full of shit haha.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2020 at 11:49 PM
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  7. Feb 22, 2020 at 1:32 AM
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    Mc Mastamind

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-Type-L...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

    I second this! Confirmed working on the 2020 Canadian Sport since October with no check engine lights. I bought it from that exact link.
     
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  8. Feb 22, 2020 at 2:55 AM
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    TacoMoose

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    just out of curiosity why do you need a locking gas cap? bad neighborhood? crazy gf?
     
  9. Feb 22, 2020 at 3:42 AM
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    Garab

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    Im more concrned about people putting stuff into my gas tank than taking stuff out of it.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2020 at 4:39 AM
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    GreyBaldTaco

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    You must be a real prick or something to have to legit worry about that.
     
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  11. Feb 22, 2020 at 4:51 AM
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    allen993

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    Or....he could just travel to bad areas, where that kind of thing is a concern.
     
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  12. Feb 22, 2020 at 5:13 AM
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    I put one on my current vehicle years ago. Wasn't worry about people sealing fuel but it is a diesel and some neighborhood kids were stealing from cars to put in stolen dirt bikes. They did go for my diesel Jeep by the evidence left, cap laying on the ground in morning. Funny thing the bikes stopped running and the cops caught them.

    Then I finally decided to get a locking cap when I was evicting a tenant for non payment of rent. She made several threats of things she would do so I decided it was a good investment. I can't imagine what sugar would do to a high pressure diesel injection pump.

    I think a locking cap is a good line of defense for any vehicle that's always parked outside overnight. You just never know when someone might be upset with you for what ever reason even if you aren't the one being the jerk.
     
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    Fify...
     
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  14. Feb 22, 2020 at 5:46 AM
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    Claudiomartinof

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    I bought one and I have been using it for about 4 years with no issues.

    I even traded my 2016 taco for a 2019 and changed gas cap from old to new truck.
     
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  15. Feb 22, 2020 at 7:53 AM
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    The modern vehicle has an anti siphon fill neck so if it is possible, it is very difficult to siphon the gas out.

    It’s easier to punch a hole in the gas tank since the tank is a foot off the ground.

    I saw a ford truck with spilled gas from the gas tank because someone tried to catch the gas once a hole a punch in but failed. All it did was leave gas all over the parking lot.
     
  16. Feb 22, 2020 at 8:01 AM
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    That's a shame. Owner has to have a row and pay for a new tank. No one gets any thing out of it but a headache. I'd be very upset if it was my truck.
     
  17. Feb 22, 2020 at 8:06 AM
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  18. Feb 22, 2020 at 8:41 AM
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    Yeah there's a flap in there now. Nothing's getting in.
     
  19. Feb 22, 2020 at 8:57 AM
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    markmizzou

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    I will send you the one I bought for mine for FREE (you pay shipping) No guarantee it will not trigger alerts -It did on mine.
    I gave up on it after a few tries, Toyota must use a special seal on their OEM caps that the aftermarket guys can't duplicate.
     
  20. Feb 22, 2020 at 9:07 AM
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