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Tacoma locking gas door

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Fkthatsht, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Mar 18, 2017 at 1:52 PM
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    Fkthatsht

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    That's pretty neat, but there's a reason locking gas doors don't have a place you can pull on. I imagine it wouldn't take much force to overcome the plunger or just bend the gas door entirely.
     
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    It's just a deterrent against "casual" tampering. Just as "easy" to drill a hole in the fuel tank. ;)
     
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    ^More concerned about sabotage, pouring sugar down the filler neck, etc.

    And most fuel tank skids don't have side coverage. ;)
     
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    I kinda liked the key locking gas door that was on my old 2000 Tacoma. That video looks like it could work as a deterrent and send the little thieves to the next vehicle.
     
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    I have the exact same one, and it's worked well for me! No lights or anything come on.

    Though the reason I'm here is because there's no place to tether on that gas cap, so I did have to drill a hole in it to feed a ziptie through. Because of that, it's a bit of an annoyance to unscrew the cap, since the ziptie + tether starts twisting and tangling on itself as you twist, and starts knocking up against your knuckles.

    So why not just run it without a tether? Well, you can for sure! But I did that for my old '93 ranger, and lost the gas cap 3 times from leaving it on my bedside and it falling off while driving. So I like tethers

    That's why I'm here. A locking door would be so much easier and save a bit of hassle at the pump without needing a makeshift tether.
     
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  10. Sep 1, 2020 at 8:48 PM
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    Thanks for sharing your experiences with the product. Good to know. I may consider it. I had an untethered gas cap on a 2nd gen MR2 that I drove for a little while. It wasn’t too, bad. However, I would prefer one that’s tethered.
     

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