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Old 02-06-2012, 12:44 PM   #11
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I never worry about people taking gas out. I got a lock gas cap so kids don't put stuff into the tank. The lock gas cap also stops honest crooks. It is hard to prove when gas is siphoned and stolen. If they destroy the tank all will be cover by insurance.

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Old 02-07-2012, 09:38 AM   #12
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If you go to Mexico it also stops them from jamming the nozzle in and starting to pump before you are there... (they can start the pump with $5.00 already showing) also stops them from putting gas in the diesel tank....

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Old 02-09-2012, 07:08 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by cdrcos@gmail.com View Post
All in all, more expense and trouble than the cost of the fuel that could be stolen...
I can't argue with how much trouble you think a locking gas cap is, but you cannot say that a 40 gallon tank full of $3.75/ga diesel is worth the same amount of money as a $10 locking gas cap.

I put one of each tank of my Chevy pickup a couple of years back (bought them keyed alike) because gas was $4 and my truck sat outside. I don't find it to be a hassle, and the $12 I paid is well worth the piece of mind. If someone is out and up to no good, they will most likely pass up my truck and find an easier target.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:48 AM   #14
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Well, with the way fuel prices have spiked the past couple of years and the way the economy has dumped, there has been a large increase in the theft of gas and fuel. I'm a retired officer and we have seen many of the large companies with truck fleets having problems with people drilling holes in the fuel tanks and draining them. They park their trucks in locked lots and someone will come in overnight and drain all the tanks through the bottom. I hate to say it, but most locking gas caps are too cheap to work. The plastic ones can easily be removed without a key. You simply squeeze the cap hard and twist, come right off. You need a metal locking cap to have any chance.

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