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Old 08-07-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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Are there any after market kits to lock the fuel door? Seems really strange that a new mustang still has an open fuel door, when locking doors have been around for more then 10 years. I would hate for someone to steal my gas.
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Are there any after market kits to lock the fuel door? Seems really strange that a new mustang still has an open fuel door, when locking doors have been around for more then 10 years. I would hate for someone to steal my gas.
We have the new easy fill has cap system. It won't open unless you put in the nozzle.
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You can order the lock for it.

http://www.yatesperformance.com/xt38...ed=0CFwQgwgwBA
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That's pretty cool... Reminds me of the old locking fuel caps except smaller! Hope they're not made as cheaply as the old ones though.
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We have the new easy fill has cap system. It won't open unless you put in the nozzle.
Yeah, so you can just insert a hose, and that will act as a nozzle.
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Yeah, so you can just insert a hose, and that will act as a nozzle.
I tried that with mine...it didn't fly
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I tried that with mine...it didn't fly
So, basically, I don't need a locking cap? The flap itself will keep out hoses, funnels, and all types of object that people that I piss off may try to shove down there?
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I tried that with mine...it didn't fly
Oooh I've been wondering about this myself...so you attempted to put a hose I and it didn't work? Or it did?
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Oooh I've been wondering about this myself...so you attempted to put a hose I and it didn't work? Or it did?
Idk about what kind of hose but I used a water house that hangs on the side of your house. But in your trunk there is a funnel that will work for the car in case you need to use one of those 5 gallon gas jugs. So apparently those won't work by themselves. Just common sense
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It has something to do with the shape of the nozzle and funnel. I think there is a ring lock that sits behind the flap. But I'm not sure. I just think the locking gas cap is a waste of money.
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Idk about what kind of hose but I used a water house that hangs on the side of your house. But in your trunk there is a funnel that will work for the car in case you need to use one of those 5 gallon gas jugs. So apparently those won't work by themselves. Just common sense
Yeah I know about the funnel, just have always wondered about it...like if the funnel can go in, why couldn't a hose? Unless its got a lip on the inside, but then how would a pump nozzle go so far in, ya know? Just always been curious how it works and if it's truly impenetrable as far as stealing gas from. And I mean, if it is...then what's the need for the creation of a locking cap?
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Yeah I know about the funnel, just have always wondered about it...like if the funnel can go in, why couldn't a hose? Unless its got a lip on the inside, but then how would a pump nozzle go so far in, ya know? Just always been curious how it works and if it's truly impenetrable as far as stealing gas from. And I mean, if it is...then what's the need for the creation of a locking cap?
For the paranoid people. And it's designed in a way that is so simple on the outside but I bet the inside is complex.
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Re: Locking fuel door

Glad I saw this was about to post about a potential missing gas cap. Good info all!
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Why couldnt you stick a hose/tube through a funnel? With no cap, Ford shouldve made it a locking lid with interior release. Id have happily paid extra for it. The capless thing is convenient though.
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The hose alone wouldn't go through. But a gas pump will. The hole is for the gallon jug things. It is pretty cool though. Haven't had any problems with it or cheap thieves
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The hose alone wouldn't go through. But a gas pump will. The hole is for the gallon jug things. It is pretty cool though. Haven't had any problems with it or cheap thieves
Ok, well at least that's good to know. I've always liked the convenience of the capless system, and I figured that a novice to our cars would think there's a door release button since most people I know always are shocked by how they actually open. But yeah, I get it...guess there's always that feeling of "what if", but so far no one has tampered with mine and I'm in a pretty big city.
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Re: Locking fuel door

Today when I was at the station, I tried to push my fingers to open the flap, didn't work. Tried manipulating it in every way and I couldn't get through to the tank, but right when I put in the gas pump it magically opens. So I guess there is no point in the locking gas cap. Unless someone gets one of those adapter funnels.
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Today when I was at the station, I tried to push my fingers to open the flap, didn't work. Tried manipulating it in every way and I couldn't get through to the tank, but right when I put in the gas pump it magically opens. So I guess there is no point in the locking gas cap. Unless someone gets one of those adapter funnels.
Thank you lol I tried the same thing and no fly. But the funnel in your trunk works though
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The hose alone wouldn't go through. But a gas pump will. The hole is for the gallon jug things. It is pretty cool though. Haven't had any problems with it or cheap thieves
I dont mean a garden hose! If you can get fluid in, you can get a tube in.
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I dont mean a garden hose! If you can get fluid in, you can get a tube in.
Bahahahahahaha! Thats what she said!
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Re: Locking fuel door

I also think a smart thing for Ford to do would be to put a grate farther down in the tank. Just before you reach the gas. That way, even if you did get a hose through, you couldn't get to the gas. If I thought of that, hopefully Ford did.
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Bahahahahahaha! Thats what she said!
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I also think a smart thing for Ford to do would be to put a grate farther down in the tank. Just before you reach the gas. That way, even if you did get a hose through, you couldn't get to the gas. If I thought of that, hopefully Ford did.
Yeah, definitely. I feel a little better about it all now after reading this thread. ME therapy, group man hugs, lol
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Re: Locking fuel door

Ok, I did a bit more research on this, and I found this on the Ford website itself. I honestly don't think its necessary, but if you are paranoid and want it, this is the one that you would need for a current model mustang.

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