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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bertwhitaker View Post
    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.

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    Are you worried about someone stealing your gas or pouring sugar in your tank?

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    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.

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    Pepboys and Autozone carry them. I bought mine at Autozone then a month later saw one at Pepboys for cheaper.

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    I buy my at Auto Zone for 9.99

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    I also got mine from autozone for 10$. They had them behind the counter fyi so your not looking all over the store

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    $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.

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    like they said pep boys and autozone, just you have to modify a little .Cut the ears off a little.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    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.
    I haven't heard of anything near me, but that doesn't mean it isn't happening.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    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.
    Yep, sure have. Not out of the Camaro. It was years ago and out of my Chevelle. But, last year there were a lot of people 'missing' gas' and my car is in my driveway all the time.

    People were even getting caught stealing gas in busy parking lots during broad daylight...

    So, I bought one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    Yep, sure have. Not out of the Camaro. It was years ago and out of my Chevelle. But, last year there were a lot of people 'missing' gas' and my car is in my driveway all the time.

    People were even getting caught stealing gas in busy parking lots during broad daylight...

    So, I bought one.
    Damn girl that's crazy. If I came outside and saw someone with a hose in my tank stealing my gas I would prolly strangle them to death with it!

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    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....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Damn girl that's crazy. If I came outside and saw someone with a hose in my tank stealing my gas I would prolly strangle them to death with it!
    Tell me about it. I live outside of Los Angeles (all though, still in L.A. County). But, I end up in and around the area and didn't want to worry about my car.

    I agree, I think I'd go ape shit on someone messing with my car

    Quote Originally Posted by 00LS12LS6Z28 View Post
    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....
    If you live in or frequent area that is safe and your car is garage kept, I'd probably pass on it. But, I've had no problems with the cap and it's been on there for at least a year now

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00LS12LS6Z28 View Post
    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....
    Ive had mine now for at least 6 months and havent had the ses light come on nor did I have to modify the cap to fit. I had to tell then what car it was for and they had a specific cap for it with 2 keys. Never had a problem with it and the key is pretty small.

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