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Old 04-27-2010, 10:38 PM   #1
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OE Gas Cap: Accept No Substitutes

So, wonder who else (I know a mess of us have) has ever made the mistake of replacing their gas cap with a non-OEM cap. I'm the type that, when I am filling the tank, I prop the cap on the rear driver side tail light housing. That sucker would ride around on there for four days if I forgot it was there. But it was always there the next fill up. Always amazed me.

My Dad borrowed the Jeep once and filled up for me and forgot the cap at the pump, wherever it was. So, working in a parts store, I purchased the aftermarket Motorad cap and things were great. Until the first time I left it on the light. I remembered halfway through the 0.8 traverse through town to my home. When I got home, it was gone. Next morning, I ordered a cap from my Chrysler dealer. And faithfully it rides if forgotten to this day.

I actually had a tire shop call me for a cap for a 00 Wrangler. I quoted it and then asked if Bill had ever owned a Jeep. He had. I asked about the cap thing and he concurred. The only time I recommended against my part for the sake of customer satisfaction. And Bill completely understood. My manager shook his head but I've been working with him for 18 years so I ain't sweating it at all. No need.

So, who else has taken a long multiday ride with the gas cap on the light and/or made the grievous error of getting an aftermarket cap to replace it?

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Old 04-28-2010, 03:01 AM   #2
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I usually just remember to put my cap back on and it solves those problems

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Old 04-28-2010, 12:39 PM   #3
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Same here. Usually. But the OE cap is nice fallback for those of us who intermittently suffer from DA syndrome.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:43 PM   #4
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This thread reminds me that I need to buy a replacement OE gas cap and get rid of the PITA locking gas cap that came on my replacement TJ. I hate that thing.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:52 PM   #5
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This thread reminds me that I need to buy a replacement OE gas cap and get rid of the PITA locking gas cap that came on my replacement TJ. I hate that thing.
We had a PITA locking gas cap on one of the company Jeeps. People were always telling one another how to deal with it ("hold it down and turn the key 1/2 turn..."). One day I spent about 30 minutes fidgeting with it as a gas pump. Made me so mad I attacked it with some visegrips and replaced it with a non-locking cap.

I feel the same way about locking lugnuts. They will cause problems when you can least afford it.
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This thread reminds me that I need to buy a replacement OE gas cap and get rid of the PITA locking gas cap that came on my replacement TJ. I hate that thing.
I like how Jerry refers to his new TJ as his "replacement TJ" like the whole thing is a part. Good on yah man.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:58 PM   #7
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Mine still has the plastic retainer strap thingy on it... I can't lose it until that thing breaks
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:14 PM   #8
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Did the same thing, forgot to replace the gas cap!! picked on from autozone, and the error code kept coming on. Had to get a oe cap.. NO more code!!
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I did the same with my factory cap. Now I have the PITA NAPA locking cap that Jerry and Geoff describe.

It is sad....
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I have never forgotten the gas cap on any of my current or previous vehicles... I just don't get what is hard about: Remove gap, put in gas, replace cap... It's all in order, one giant habit.. seriously...
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And another doesn't get how the rest of us make things interesting for the whole. I mean, you guys have to have someone to scoff at, right? ;p
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So now i'm an asshole because I don't have a "blonde moment" every other time I go to the gas station?
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So now i'm an asshole because I don't have a "blonde moment" every other time I go to the gas station?
He's just joking, chill out. Damn
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The LJ I bought for my son had an OE locking cap on it. That thing was the biggest pain in the posterior. I swear you had to be Indiana Jones to get the damn thing open. I think it was stripped on the inside. I finally replaced it with an OE non locking cap.

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I have an aftermarket locking cap. I leave the key (which is on the same ring as the key to the jeep) in the cap while I fill up. This prevents leaving it anywhere.

Apparently my exceptionally high IQ allows me to operate a locking gas cap w/o any problems...or I just have a "good one". dunno....but I've never had any problems with the locking caps on either of my vehicles. (the other cars cap is at the perfect height for one, if so inclined, to urinate into.)
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The locking caps I remember allowed you to just turn the key and the cap would unlock.

The NAPA cap requires me to hold the cap with one hand and turn the key with the other because the top of the cap and the lock spin when in the locked position.
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The locking caps I remember allowed you to just turn the key and the cap would unlock.

The NAPA cap requires me to hold the cap with one hand and turn the key with the other because the top of the cap and the lock spin when in the locked position.
Mine does the same as the Napa...sometimes it catches and I can do it one handed, others I have to pull the other hand out of my pocket.

Luckily I have two hands.
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Mine does the same as the Napa...sometimes it catches and I can do it one handed, others I have to pull the other hand out of my pocket.

Luckily I have two hands.
I can't light up and unlock the cap at the same time!
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So now i'm an asshole because I don't have a "blonde moment" every other time I go to the gas station?

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