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Old 05-16-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
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I can't my main set of keys and my spare set does not have a gas cap key. This I realized when I was at the gas station yesterday. I didn't have enough gas to get home so I parked it in a parking lot about half way home. I looked for my main set last night and can't find them so my car is still sitting in the parking lot.

Does anybody know how to get the gas cap off without a key?
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slide hammer should do the trick nicely, or if you are willing to take a risk, drill out the lock and hope you don't get shavings in the tank
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I bet if you got a large set of channel locks, you could get enough leverage to break the lock and twist the cap off. Those locking caps never really seemed that secure to me. Mostly to keep cocksucks from putting **** in your tank.
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f-bodies came with locking gas caps mine twists right off...
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f-bodies came with locking gas caps mine twists right off...
I'm guessing he replaced it with a Stant cap or something. Mine twists off as well.
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They locking gas caps are very easy to remove with nothing more than your hand.

Take said hand and try to grab the underside of the cap. Then lift away from the neck and turn like normal.

9 times out of 10 the cap will unscrew just fine like that. I dont know how many times I have removed them like that. When you pull on them and unscrew them at the same time it keeps the one way system from working.
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I tried the pull and twist thing and that didn't seem to work. Maybe I didn't try hard enough. Either way, I found the key so problem solved. Now I'm either going to replace the cap or make 50 copies of that key.
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I wonder if all f-bodies have the same key and lock on the gas caps? I have never locked mine. Just because I know the first time I do lock it will also be the first time I lose my gas cap key lol.
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I wonder if all f-bodies have the same key and lock on the gas caps? I have never locked mine. Just because I know the first time I do lock it will also be the first time I lose my gas cap key lol.
apparently the locked gas caps do not come stock. They are aftermarket. If you're not going to lock yours, you should either replace the cap with a non-locking or put a key in your glove compartment. You should learn from my experience...
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I wonder if all f-bodies have the same key and lock on the gas caps? I have never locked mine. Just because I know the first time I do lock it will also be the first time I lose my gas cap key lol.
i have never heard of a f body comming with a locking gas cap
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Never heard of it as an option.
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It was not an option. It was, however, the very first upgrade I made to my fbody. Nothing worse than finding sugar in your tank. I never understood why GM did not make the cover the semi-locking type, where you have to release it just like a hood release. Another cheap move by GM, I guess.
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Yea, it's cheap insurance..especially if you have crazy ex-girlfriends/husbands who find out
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I read that pouring sugar in the gas tank doesnt actually do anything HORRIBLE to the engine since it will be mostly filtered out by the time it makes it through your fuel filter
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I read that pouring sugar in the gas tank doesnt actually do anything HORRIBLE to the engine since it will be mostly filtered out by the time it makes it through your fuel filter
Hold that thought.
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Yea, it's cheap insurance..especially if you have crazy ex-girlfriends/husbands who find out
Never let them find out. JMO.
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lol you gotta lock your cap around here
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