I ordered one today. With gas approaching $4.50 a gallon I can't afford to have some idiot syphon it.
Yes, and I think it is a stupid design. If they hinged it the other way and put a lip under the driver's doot it would be much more difficult to get into.can you open the fuel door if the van is locked? Or are you worried someone will break open the fuel door?
Or just watch a few episodes of lock picking lawyer and realize that locks are security theater :-(. . . key code is etched on? Grind it off. . . .
LPL is one of my favorites for exposing some of the silliness of "secure" locks.Or just watch a few episodes of lock picking lawyer and realize that locks are security theater :-(
I suppose a locking gas cap might offer a tiny bit of deterrence to a bored punk with a hose and a gas can. For somebody determined enough to read the key code and get a key, a locking gas cap is not going be in their way in any case.
The body of the gas cap is plastic, a large pair of slip joint pliers would probably make short work of it.
People have a tendency to overthink things. A locking gas cap is no less secure than a latched fuel door and might be slightly more secure. If I were a thief and had to brute force one of them open I’d probably choose the door. A petty fuel thief isn’t likely to try to break into a locking gas cap with so many other easy targets.My locking gas cap is like the cameras with the little leds in my windows at my house. They are deterrents, they won't stop a pro but hopefully an amateur will pass and move on.
Yes. I wanted to keep the fuel from my older promaster and used a small hand pump siphon kit. You cannot get the hose to go down past about 1 foot into the fill port.Just today someone told me that one cannot put a hose down some gas ports. He said there was a spring or something in there that prevented syphoning of gas. Can anyone concur??