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Old 09-09-2017, 02:38 PM   #1
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Locking Fuel Cap

Hello everyone. I have a 2004 National Seabreeze LX on a W22 work horse chassis. Any recommendations for a locking fuel cap?
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I would be interested also. I have been told maybe a 2003 Chevy Silverado or Tahoe may fit. Let me know if you come up with one.

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Will do. I found some for GM vehicles on Amazon. Some of the reviews were pretty bad.
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:35 PM   #4
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Take your cap to NAPA I'm sure they can find you one. That's were I got mine for my Ford.
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Okay thank you.
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You might want to consider the problems with locking fuel caps before installing one.

1. If the thief wants the gas bad enough they will just poke a hole in the gas tank if it has a locking fuel cap. My brother found this out the hard way in Amarillo, TX when he came to work on a Monday morning and the van was out of gas and he had to have the gas tank replaced.

2. If you lose the key you had better hope there is a large pair of channel lock pliers around to snap off the locking fuel cap. I had to remove a couple of locking fuel caps for customers in my younger days while working at full service gas stations.

There are probably more problems but you get the idea. Losing the gas is cheaper than having to replace the tank or having to be towed because you couldn't get the cap off.

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You might want to consider the problems with locking fuel caps before installing one.

1. If the thief wants the gas bad enough they will just poke a hole in the gas tank if it has a locking fuel cap. My brother found this out the hard way in Amarillo, TX when he came to work on a Monday morning and the van was out of gas and he had to have the gas tank replaced.

2. If you lose the key you had better hope there is a large pair of channel lock pliers around to snap off the locking fuel cap. I had to remove a couple of locking fuel caps for customers in my younger days while working at full service gas stations.

There are probably more problems but you get the idea. Losing the gas is cheaper than having to replace the tank or having to be towed because you couldn't get the cap off.

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Thank you, valid thoughts. I am also thinking about people that may want to play cruel jokes. Just a thought. Even if I don't get a locking one I need to replace the existing one. I don't have a check engine light coming on, but the seal on my current cap is looking work.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:01 AM   #9
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Currently on a trip and while getting fuel in Oregon I looked down and saw this rubber ring laying on the ground. Picked it up and looked at the gas cap and saw the rubber ring was missing. Later on the trip found a NAPA and O'Reillys part store. Neither one could find a cap to match. looking at the suggested gas caps, I noticed the rings all looked like mine and I figured since the gas filler was the same size on most vehicles. I bought one removed the ring and put it on my cap and batta bing, fit perfect and works like it should.

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On our way home to OR this summer I refueled at Winnamucca, NV for the trip across 95 and 140 to Medford, OR. While refueling again at Medford I noticed I had left the locking cap to the '94 Flair P30 at Winnamucca. On a whim I checked the cap to the Tracker toad and it fit perfectly on the Flair. The Flair was full of fuel and the Tracker was below 1/2 so I left that cap on the Flair until I found a replacement at Walmart.

I would think you would be able to find a locking cap at any parts store, or even Walmart as I did. I would like to discourage entry to my fuel tank as much as possible.

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Thank you all for your input. I will look into that also. Any problems with the locking portion of the cap?
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:27 AM   #12
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The one I got at Walmart hasn't been off since I first put it on a few weeks ago. I had no problems at all with the one that was on there previously during the two years we've had the MH. We've had the Tracker for going on 10 years and no problems with the locking cap on it either. I've had locking caps for many of the 60 years I've been driving and I don't recall ever having one malfunction, but of course as with anything mechanical it is possible. They are currently on three of our vehicles.

I always keep the key to the gas cap on a ring with the ignition keys, so if it is lost I have other more serious problems anyway. I have two sets of keys for all our vehicles that include a gas cap key.

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