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So, reading around here, I haven't found much on what you all do to make your gas caps lockable. I read that Mopar has one, but has a lot of "play"?

And something about that cap is coded to the ignition key? How is that made lockable?
 

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Why do people buy these. Jeeps are near impossible to suck gas out of.
 

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I bought the $25ish MOPAR locking cap from my dealer. The key on a good day is a PITA, and you've got to hold your mouth just right and say a few choice dirty words to get the key in the cap on occasion, but eventually it'll go in.

Otherwise, no issues.
@mcgee10 I got a locking cap because I'm forced to leave my Jeep in the parking lot at work for up to 3 or so days at a time, and it's not the best part of town to be doing this. I have also read that it's difficult to suck gas out of our Jeeps, but I suspect it's very easy to add something to the tank that does not belong.... I figure better safe than sorry

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Why do people buy these. Jeeps are near impossible to suck gas out of.
It may not be to prevent just the gas siphoning but to prevent someone from adding damaging substances to the fuel as well.

I don't use one myself and as a locksmith know how easy they are to remove without a key.
 

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Why do people buy these. Jeeps are near impossible to suck gas out of.
That's because the gas doesn't last long enough in 'em to get stolen.
 

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I've got the Drake aluminum one... It was on the Jeep when I bought it, but seems very sturdy / good.
Comes with its own key that says "Gas"on it... You know, in case you mix up the tiny short gas key for the huge, built in remote Jeep key! :)
 

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It may not be to prevent just the gas siphoning but to prevent someone from adding damaging substances to the fuel as well.

I don't use one myself and as a locksmith know how easy they are to remove without a key.
I guess I live in the land of ozz, because I can't think of anyone that would put something in your tank just to be nasty. I guess if I was in fear of this in my neighborhood I would move first. With so many really great mods to do to your jeep I think this is one i'd forget about just saying.
 

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I use the basic Mopar locking gas cap because I actually don't want it to be keyed to the ignition. I treat it with powdered graphite once a year and I've had no problems with it in 6 yrs. I have one basically for the kid factor; keeping stuff out and keeping a kid from easily taking it. Nothing to do with removing fuel.
 

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I have the Mopar cap keyed to my ignition key and the Mopar gas cover. I thought the cap would be secure, but it's not - I can open it when locked. I don't think these caps are meant to be foolproof, simply a visible deterrent to a thief or vandal - but I do like not carrying another key. Now that I can open the cap without a key, I think the only secure solution would be a locking cover (flap) where the cover housing is bolted to the body panel. (But I suppose even then, one could remove the tail light and unbolt... meh.)
 

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It may not be to prevent just the gas siphoning but to prevent someone from adding damaging substances to the fuel as well.

I don't use one myself and as a locksmith know how easy they are to remove without a key.
I don't recall ever using one myself. But I have made keys to many of them as a locksmith over the years.
 

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I use the basic Mopar locking gas cap because I actually don't want it to be keyed to the ignition. I treat it with powdered graphite once a year and I've had no problems with it in 6 yrs. I have one basically for the kid factor; keeping stuff out and keeping a kid from easily taking it. Nothing to do with removing fuel.
Same here.
 

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I, too, bought the basic $25 Mopar lockable gas cap. Not paying an extra $50 just to be able to use the ignition key. I already spend stupid money on my Jeep, but that's where I draw the line :D
 

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My gas cap was stolen a few weeks ago. I asked the guy in the service department if he would recommend the locking gas cap and he said no, he would recommend the locking fuel door instead.

There are quite a few out there - has anyone had luck with one in particular?
 

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I asked the parts guy about a locking cap when I picked up my jk, he suggested going to napa.....so I did!
 
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