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Old 03-02-2011, 04:31 PM   #31
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Nope, mostly Mini every day driver, there's never been a better car for the snow, its just squats and goes the Jeep off and on just about somewhere wether I drive it or my wife. And the Vette well that only sees summer driving it only has 13,000 orig. miles
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:33 PM   #32
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thats impressive and i though 35k on my 98 tj was low

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Old 03-02-2011, 04:39 PM   #33
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My 98 tj has 120,000 and just goes when ever I ask. I bought my Cooper with 7,000 in the summer of 08, it now has 63,000 plus my commute is 112 miles round trip over mountain passes everyday. And the Vette, well it just doesn't get alot of time outdoors like I said only in the summer and its never been driven in the rain. And there aren't enough gas station between work and home, with a bord 454. I might get 6 mile a gallon if that. But I will say 35 on a 98 is impressive. Is it an everyday, or just a weekender?
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:41 PM   #34
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its an everyday now. i bought it in december from my grandparents. they kept it on martha's vineyard in the summer and barely drove it. i prob put most of the summer miles on it when i was visiting.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:44 PM   #35
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Thats great, you will have alot of fun with it. You should take a trip out west, the trails are amazing. I never do the extreme, just the casual day or two trips but theres plenty to get your heart rate up. Summer in the mountains 72 to 85 degrees and no humidity. You can't beat it.
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that would be fun. i saw someone's pic in utah today cruising on the smoth rocks must be awesome
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:50 PM   #37
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Utah, is beautiful but damn HOT in the summer, I usually try to go in fall or early spring to get some winter relief. We were there a couple of years ago in early April and it was near 100 degrees. That the reason I left Texas 12 years ago to get out of the heat. We live at 9'500 ft. so winter can be LOOOOOOONNNNNGGGGGG!
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its been long in boston too, makes me miss living in winter park FL
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:49 PM   #39
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If that's the case, then there must be something seriously wrong with the computer. Both times I've put $20 in gas in it after it happened, and then the gauge read 1/2 tank.
maybe a bad sending unit?
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i filled half a tank for $30 my first fill
my old car was $30 to fill and would last forever.
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maybe a bad sending unit?
I don't think so. I think it's more a case of having significantly less gas in the morning than the night before. On the way home last night, I asked a neighbor a street over who drives a Jeep as well and they had gas stolen around the same time.
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Mine had the locking cap that uses the vehicle key to open...What a PITA.

The locking mechanism started to go. When it was taking me and the attendant 5 mins to get the damn thing off, I did the smart thing and bought the $10 generic non-locking cap from Autozone.

3 months later and all it is well.
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:35 AM   #43
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I pumped gas in high school. I would have to chisel those damn things off at a rate of 1 per week in winter months. Keys breaking, locks seizing, etc...

I hated them.
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I pumped gas in high school. I would have to chisel those damn things off at a rate of 1 per week in winter months. Keys breaking, locks seizing, etc...

I hated them.
Yep, same here, they brake off easy

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Old 03-04-2011, 07:14 AM   #45
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I have the Mopar locking gas cap but it won't lock anymore. It screws on just fine but doesn't lock. The Jeep only has 48k. I wondering if it's worth buying the Mopar factory locking gas cap again. I used to use Stant caps on my other vehicles.
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:04 PM   #46
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I was looking to put in a locking gas cap, but now I'm thinking the locking gas cover is better. I'm specifically looking at this one:

Rugged Ridge 11229.04 - Rugged Ridge Locking Gas Hatch Cover in Black Stainless Steel for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

How difficult is this to install? It says 'some drilling required'.

I found this video:


Looks straightforward, but can't someone just unscrew the screws?
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Old 04-18-2016, 06:02 PM   #47
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this is what i did install was easy and works fine.payed 25 bucks for it on amozon.
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:15 PM   #49
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It is very easy to shove a hose into our tanks to siphon gas out.
Evidently, all tanks (or filler necks) are not created equally. I have two Jeeps, and I cannot get a siphon hose into either one of them.
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:58 PM   #50
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dont know if anyone has mentioned it but you can get a locking gas door thats way better then a locking cap and it keeps alot of the dirt away from the filler neck
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I bought the Mopar locking cap. I gave a Chrysler/Jeep dealer my VIN and the cap arrived custom keyed to match my Chrysler factory key! And, the whole cost was like $25 or so.
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you know that theres a thing in the tank that prevents people from sticking a syphon in the tank. so how are people stealing gas?
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Hey, thanks for the replies, the main issue for me isn't stealing gas (although it's a concern), it's just petty theft or people putting stuff in.

It's hard to buy this stuff online because only the people with complaints tend to write reviews. That Mopar locking cap has pretty bad reviews all over, I've read a lot of people saying you just have to press on it to unlock it.

I'm leaning towards the Rugged Ridge or Rampage locking gas cover. Looks like they mount with Allen bolts so unless I'm targeted by Ikea workers I should be fine.

But I did read a review that said those locking covers don't fit over OEM caps. Looking at my gas cap it does seem to stick out past the side a touch. Does anybody know if that will be a problem?

Sorry if these are stupid questions, I waited too late to do this and now have to make a quick decision, order the items, and install them, and I won't have a lot of chances to fix a bad decision.

Thanks!
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I have to say I'm pretty shocked by what I just discovered. After reading that some claimed the Mopar locking gas cap could be removed by just pressing on it, I didn't believe it so I just walked outside to try and sure enough, I was able to unlock it by just pushing hard on it while turning it.

The average thug probably wouldn't know that and may continue on looking for a one without the locking gas cap but still, I was pretty darned surprised to confirm it can indeed be removed by just pushing hard while turning it.
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I have to say I'm pretty shocked by what I just discovered. After reading that some claimed the Mopar locking gas cap could be removed by just pressing on it, I didn't believe it so I just walked outside to try and sure enough, I was able to unlock it by just pushing hard on it while turning it.

The average thug probably wouldn't know that and may continue on looking for a one without the locking gas cap but still, I was pretty darned surprised to confirm it can indeed be removed by just pushing hard while turning it.
Hah, yeah, that's why I'm leaning towards the cover. It can be removed with the proper tools but at least that requires pre-planning, not just pushing on the thing.

Still worried about it not fitting over my gas cap though. My gas cap is OEM and they seem to stick out a little.
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I have to say I'm pretty shocked by what I just discovered. After reading that some claimed the Mopar locking gas cap could be removed by just pressing on it, I didn't believe it so I just walked outside to try and sure enough, I was able to unlock it by just pushing hard on it while turning it.

The average thug probably wouldn't know that and may continue on looking for a one without the locking gas cap but still, I was pretty darned surprised to confirm it can indeed be removed by just pushing hard while turning it.
Dog gone it. I was fat, dumb and happy until 10 minutes ago when I walked out to my driveway and performed the 'press and turn' test. At least the plastic tether will keep the cap from being stolen. Ha ha.
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Don't buy one = garbage... Mine froze in the winter then I lost the key. Well a rock solved that problem, broke in 8 pieces and came right off.. consider an alarm system.

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X2. My locking fuel door from quadratic fell off after less then 2 years and gas spillage had the paint peeling off after 1 year.

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