This is a discussion on Gas Cap within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Does anyone know where I can find a LOCKING gas cap for my 1998 Trans Am? No one seems to ...
09-02-2009, 08:52 AM #1
- Join Date
- Sep 2009
- Dayton, Ohio
- 1998 Trans Am Ram Air
Does anyone know where I can find a LOCKING gas cap for my 1998 Trans Am? No one seems to make one, so I had to find one that has the right diameter and modify it with a hot knife. However, the gasket is going so I should maybe get a new one.
09-02-2009, 09:08 AM #2
09-02-2009, 09:20 AM #3
I bought one last year when gas prices peaked at over $5 a gallon. There was a lot of gas thievery going on at the time.
I got mine on ebay. Stant for under $20.
09-02-2009, 10:47 AM #4
Pepboys and Autozone carry them. I bought mine at Autozone then a month later saw one at Pepboys for cheaper.
09-02-2009, 02:56 PM #5
I buy my at Auto Zone for 9.99
09-02-2009, 03:07 PM #6
I also got mine from autozone for 10$. They had them behind the counter fyi so your not looking all over the store
09-02-2009, 03:11 PM #7
$10 huh. That's funny, cuz... when I went looking last year, they were $25 and up. Guess when the price of gas sky rockets, so does the price of locking gas caps.
09-02-2009, 03:39 PM #8
- Join Date
- Apr 2007
- bronx, new york
- 2000 trans am conv
like they said pep boys and autozone, just you have to modify a little .Cut the ears off a little.
09-02-2009, 05:32 PM #9
Has anyone in here that has bought a locking gas cap ever had their gas stolen? Just wondering why the need to get a locking gas cap to begin with. I know not everyone has the luxury of storing their rides in a garage.
09-02-2009, 06:03 PM #10
- Join Date
- Jul 2009
- North of the Motorcity
Custom Swirly Black
- 2001 WS6 M6
1. I would guess people who are willing to steal gas would target vehicles with larger gas tanks?
2. I hate adding more keys to my key ring (I only have 1 on there, too many keys can ruin your ignition cylinder)
3. One more thing to get buried in the center console otherwise.
4. While gas prices are low, frequency of gas stealing drops
5. The key hole freezes (not problem for most)
6. My brothers seemed low quality (didn't seem to fit snug)
I wouldn't bother it unless gas is getting stolen in your area and your car is outside. IMO.
Last edited by KMdef9; 09-02-2009 at 06:06 PM.
09-02-2009, 06:32 PM #11
People were even getting caught stealing gas in busy parking lots during broad daylight...
So, I bought one.
09-02-2009, 06:40 PM #12
09-02-2009, 06:52 PM #13
Has anyone asked a local dealership? The service advisor said not to get one, because it could cause your service engine light to come on because of the key hole will allow oxygen to get in your tank....What do you guys think? My car is garaged kept at my parents so it was just a question that I asked them awhile back and thought nothing of it....
09-02-2009, 06:58 PM #14
I agree, I think I'd go ape shit on someone messing with my car
09-02-2009, 07:58 PM #15
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