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Old 10-10-2013, 12:51 PM   #1
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OEM Gas Cap Or Not ???

I do not know if my gas cap is OEM.

My Build Sheet says -
XJFS Tethered Fuel Filler Cap

The gas cap that is on my vehicle is NOT tethered.
That doesn't necessarily mean anything. The plastic tether could have broken off. After all, the vehicle IS 10 years old.

But the reason I question this, is because when you put the gas cap back onto the vehicle after fueling, the cap screws on just so far, fairly easily. But then, if you want to continue turning it, until you hear it "click", you really have to crank on it. It is extremely hard to turn it enough to make it click.

I want the cap to be a tight fit, so that no gas or gas fumes escape, but man, that cap really doesn't want to turn easily.

The Jeep is NOT throwing any codes, so at least I know that the cap is securely in place.




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Old 10-10-2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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OEM gas caps are not very expensive. Just go to a dealer and buy one. They are usually easy to turn thru the clicks.

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Hmmmm...mine is still fairly easy to turn when I get to the clicky part. A picture of yours might help...any writing on it anywhere?
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We are not allowed to pump our own gas in NJ and after 9 years my cap turns easily. Not that I ever have to do it. LOL
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FYI, I replaced my cap with a Stant lockable one. I know some will loose pressure and throw a code. As far as replacing-if I had to buy one, It would be a lockable one. Can't pump your own gas in NJ.? Wanna make sure you don't drink it or what?
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FYI, I replaced my cap with a Stant lockable one. I know some will loose pressure and throw a code. As far as replacing-if I had to buy one, It would be a lockable one. Can't pump your own gas in NJ.? Wanna make sure you don't drink it or what?
NJ and Oregon the only states where it is illegal to pump your own. That's fine with me because when it's very cold out I do not have to get out to do it.

Life long residents, like my wife, get screwed when they leave the state. She went to PA years ago to see a college with our daughter and needed gas to make it home. Neither knew how and someone came to their rescue and they all had a good laugh.
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NJ and Oregon the only states where it is illegal to pump your own. That's fine with me because when it's very cold out I do not have to get out to do it.

Life long residents, like my wife, get screwed when they leave the state. She went to PA years ago to see a college with our daughter and needed gas to make it home. Neither knew how and someone came to their rescue and they all had a good laugh.
Was out in Oregon a few weeks ago and was actually scolded for touching the pump, apparently it is enforced out there.
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What is reasoning behind not being able to pump your own own gas? I expected it to be more expensive but it was about the same as Penn & Del. I don't see the point.
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What is reasoning behind not being able to pump your own own gas? I expected it to be more expensive but it was about the same as Penn & Del. I don't see the point.
Maybe for the same reason we're compelled to wear safety belts - S A F E T Y (BS)

Yeah, the same rationale will eventually have us wearing full-body condoms.
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What is reasoning behind not being able to pump your own own gas? I expected it to be more expensive but it was about the same as Penn & Del. I don't see the point.
It's an insurance reason the station owners say. But gas is cheaper than all the surrounding states plus my local Costco now sells gas and not one station can beat their prices.

And lastly it creates jobs for a lot of people.
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Yeah, One time I had a guy at a gas station ask me how to open his gas cap. Then he proceeded to ask how the pump works and if I would pump it for him. I thought he was either drunk, high or a complete idiot before I glanced at his tag and it said New Jersey. Lol
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IMO, any GUY driving that doesn't know how to put gas in his vehicle, should be taking a bus.
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We are not allowed to pump our own gas in NJ and after 9 years my cap turns easily. Not that I ever have to do it. LOL
I was on a road trip from VA onetime up in NJ and I found out real quick your not allowed to pump your own gas. I thought the guy was going to kill me. LOL That's a weird law. Can you wash your own vehicle?
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FYI, I replaced my cap with a Stant lockable one. I know some will loose pressure and throw a code. As far as replacing-if I had to buy one, It would be a lockable one. Can't pump your own gas in NJ.? Wanna make sure you don't drink it or what?
Most new vehicles if not all have a screen like plastic thing to make it impossible to steal gas out of some ones tank now. I found out when my daughters car blew up and I called to have it towed to a junkyard. I was going to siphon the gas but found out you cant.
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NJ and Oregon the only states where it is illegal to pump your own. That's fine with me because when it's very cold out I do not have to get out to do it.

Life long residents, like my wife, get screwed when they leave the state. She went to PA years ago to see a college with our daughter and needed gas to make it home. Neither knew how and someone came to their rescue and they all had a good laugh.
LOL, happens with my wife too
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LOL, happens with my wife too
My wife turned 61 yesterday and I can guarantee she still cannot do it. She rarely leaves the state w.o me.

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