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Gas Cap with lock

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by P226Navy, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Apr 6, 2019 at 6:48 AM
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    P226Navy

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    Has anyone have installed a lock or Gas Cap with locks in their 5th Gen 4R? Any recommendations? Gas is spiking in prices once again here in Cali. I live in a metropolitan where there’s a huge possibility of “Gascula”. I saw them in the news elsewhere where they suck your tank empty even i a broad daylight.
     
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  2. Apr 6, 2019 at 9:47 AM
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    I thought all the newer vehicles had anti syphoning parts in the fill line? Years ago when I tried to symphony some gas out of my own truck all I could fit was a 1/4” tube down into the tank and it took absolutely forever to get about a quart of fuel.
    Thus, more pricks are tapping into the tank itself and draining it that way.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2019 at 10:05 AM
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    Tell me gas prices are crazy in Cali, I just got back from a trip thru Vegas, Grand Canyon and Utah and I filled up on $35 bucks, Max $40...

    But I never had a problem, "Knock on Wood" with people stealing gas... but I don't live in a Crazy area...

    But finding a locked gas cap sounds lije a good idea anyways
     
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    I'm wondering same thing. I dont need meth heads in SE Portland, OR stealing my gas.
     
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    I've heard of that in Oregon and in Spokane Washington, Sadd what drugs make people do to chase that high...
     
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    All the reports of people who used the locking caps from what I’ve read is they leak and cause check engine lights to come on ? I’ve always had them on my trucks as well and when I went to swap one from my old Tacoma it didn’t fit lol so I started reading on them and found out about them not sealing very well .. if anyone has any info on them I’d be interested in getting one as well..
     
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  8. Apr 6, 2019 at 6:23 PM
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    Dang it I had a feeling that was the case
     
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  9. Apr 7, 2019 at 9:05 AM
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    I don't have one, but these supposedly fit 5th gen 4Runners. Like anything else, there are mixed reviews. You can always give it a try. $8 isn't too bad if it doesn't work out. Some are saying you need to make sure to get 3 clicks out of it when you're putting it back on so that you can maintain tank pressure.

    https://www.amazon.com/Motorad-MGC-...87--1-1--116-&vehicleName=2018+Toyota+4Runner

    https://www.amazon.com/Motorad-MGC-...87--1-1--116-&vehicleName=2018+Toyota+4Runner
     
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  10. Apr 7, 2019 at 9:51 AM
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    Thanks bro! I’m just trying to make precautions.
     
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    If you’re feening crafty you could always look at adding a lock to your fill door. That would avoid any cap pressure issues
     
  12. Apr 8, 2019 at 3:52 AM
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    A 12 gauge will work well also. Just ridiculous people can't leave other people's property alone.
     
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    I have a 2019 TRD ORP. I purchase the Stant 10504 locking gas cap 5 months ago and it is working great on the 4Runner. No CEL.
     
  14. Apr 9, 2019 at 4:04 AM
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    Just saw a news report last night saying this is going to be another shaky summer with gas and it'll see 4.00 lots of places again. Said probably a few weeks away for California to break 4.00.
     
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    Of course! The economy is doing great, people have money, and we have a super surplus of oil...Big oil has to get their piece, we wouldn't want them to go hungry, I mean Exxon only posted a $500 million plus PROFIT last year! :rant:
     
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    Yup lets not resolve issues like energy, healthcare and the elderly in this country. The politicians time is better spent on hearings over everything Trump and which baseball players took steroids, things real important to us American's.
     
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    I've been paying somewhere around $4.10/gallon for a couple of weeks now. $70+ to fill the tank.

    I was expecting it though. I didn't buy the 4Runner because of its impressive gas mileage.

    I wonder how many people will dump their trucks and SUV's if it hits $5/gallon again.

    People can be so short-sighted. Do they really not think of the possibility of gas hitting $4 or $5/gallon when they make their purchase in the first place?
     
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    Right now in SW Iowa our gas is $2.25.
     
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    So a $1.85 difference in taxes per gallon between California and Iowa....CRAZY!
     
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    We are 5 cents away from $4
    I was last week in Nevada, Arizona and Utah and it was $2.75, why can't we have those price's here..
     
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    Lucky you
     
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    Yes, we are lucky right now but I do expect it to rise. Towns close by are .25-35 cents higher. Lots of flooding around here so I am surprised that our prices have stay so low.
    Been lots of roads closed, Interstate 29 still closed from Missouri State line to 35 miles north.
     
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    Well, not exactly.

    Obviously there are places in CA with higher prices than others, just as in Iowa. I imagine regional demand is the biggest influence on national price differences.

    This article is interesting: https://www.usatoday.com/story/mone...sts-fill-up-your-car-across-country/38908491/

    Pennsylvania (of all places) has the highest state gas tax at 58.7 cents per gallon. CA comes in 2nd at 55.5 cents per gallon. Good 'ol Alaska has the least amount of state gas tax at 14.7 cents per gallon. Iowa charges 30.7 cents per gallon.

    The Feds add 18.4 cents to every gallon.
     
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    2.49 regular here
     
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    Interesting to know
     
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    Costco is at $3.74 Premium.
     
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    You don’t have a locking fill door?lol Another reason why I love my turd gen.:)
     
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    Nope :annoyed:
     

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