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D@MN GAS-SCAPS

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by reddog64, Apr 11, 2001.

  1. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    I lost the 7th gass cap today...
    I fugured after the fifth non-locking one at 9.95 a piece I'd try the locking one... you know leave my keys in it... Cant drive off w/o the keys right??? Well I forgot to leave my keys in the cap... Itr takes a while to fill a 31 gallon tank... So I drove off again today w/o my locking 15 dollar gas cap...
    SO I bought the dual set.... same key...
    Keep an extra one in the cab...

    Anyone else do this???
    Or am i jjust really bad about gas caps...

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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Maybe you should chain it to your truck.

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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    My company truck is a 93 GMC. It has a lip on it where you set the cap on. Never have lost one on it. And I fill it up every 2 days.

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    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    my 78 doesnt have a thing to put it on...
    the chain would just get ripped off...

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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I think he had a good idea. A small chain. And teck screw it on the cap and on the hinge. I might try that on my Blazer. I haven't lost one on it yet. But I am sure I will.
     
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    It's gonna happen... trust me... someone else's turn will come...

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    what i do is when i take the cap off i set in on top of the rear tire. then i know where i put it each time.
    works well, have never lost it, and i have never almost lost it.

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    He doesn't have a gas door like the 80's models do so he doesn't have a hinge to mount a restraint on and if he puts a chain on it will most likely get ripped off or make noise. Setting it on the tire is a good idea, or just hold it in your hand...

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    Many cars and trucks use a lanyard of some type. Similar to what others here have suggested with a chain. Usually nylon or similar is used to prevent scratching. There are a variety of these things made which have a single loop which sort of snaps over the tank filler tube (where it pokes through the body) and has a second loop connected by a cord like thing a couple of inches long or a strip (1" wide or so). The second loop is made into or secured to the cap. You can't loose it then unless the lanyard breaks which will generally be years. On the external cap like yours, one of the models with a short 1" wide strap would probably look best. Less visible than a loop. If you can't find an aftermarket version or a factory version that can be retrofitted, it should not be too hard to make up something similar...

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    Our boat has a small chain that attaches to the inside of the filler neck and the gas cap. If you think loosing a gas cap on a truck is bad try a boat in the water. If you drop the gas cap its going strait down. (Our chain broke and makes filling up in the water a pain since the gas cap does not have a handle. You have to take it off with a screwdriver, and there is nothing to grab onto untill its all the way out.)

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    Confeederate...
    I do put it on my back tire...
    and alwasy run it over...

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    80's Mustangs have the little plastic loop that Bad Dog was talking about...God knows there are enough wrecked Mustangs in the yards out there.

    I haven't lost one yet, but I have a routine. I figure if I put it in the same spot every time I'll remember every time. I don't put it on the tire because I would run it over too. I put it on top of the pump. I'm watching the pump while I'm filling so it stays in view the whole time...

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    Why not put it in the hole on the pump where the gas nozzle goes so when you are through, you'll have to remove it to hang the nozzle. I hang mine on the rear bumper and kinda hook it on so it wont fall off if I drive away, and haven't lost it yet.

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    I always put mine on to rule out gas splashing out as a reason as to why I get such "great" gas milage. LOL! Puting it on the pump sounds like a good idea. That way you have to move it inorder to put the pump back up.

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    Try one of those caps that you leave on. You just put the nozzle through.

    Another thought is that if you put your cap on your seat, you wont forget it when it pokes you in the rear while getting in.
     
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    "you wont forget it when it pokes you in the rear while getting in."
    LOL!!

    If you ask any station about leftbehind gas caps they will drag out a big box of them... Nice way to add some variety to everyday life[​IMG]

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