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View Poll Results: Do you prefer regular or cap-less type gas tanks
With a cap 37 29.84%
Without a cap 10 8.06%
Have never used cap-less 77 62.10%
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
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GAS CAP CURIOSITY

this may have been answered and it doesn't really bother me either way
but just out of curiosity has there been a discussion on whether or not the Camaro will have a traditional gas cap or one of the newer 'cap-less' ones (seen below) like on my '08 mountaineer ?

Also out of curiosity which do you prefer?
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:23 PM   #2
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I do believe there is a gas cap, but someone on here will correct me if I'm wrong. Never had a cap-less car.
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There was gas caps on the cars in the car shows.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:52 PM   #4
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yup the car in toronto had a gas cap. imo there is no difference between the 2. the capless cap gets rid of the "o shit did i close the gas cap and door?" moments.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:12 AM   #5
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I can see a capless tank causing way more problems then it's convenience frees up...
first off, theft/vandalism...
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:41 AM   #6
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Capless is only on Ford.
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Old 03-27-2009, 01:29 AM   #7
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I can see a capless tank causing way more problems then it's convenience frees up...
first off, theft/vandalism...

they designed them so only a gas pump can open it.

its harder to syphon than anything currently out there
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:55 AM   #8
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I've never even heard of a capless tank.
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hmmm.... very innovative
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Have you tried syphoning a late model car????
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I can see a capless tank causing way more problems then it's convenience frees up...
first off, theft/vandalism...
Losing the cheesy emergency fill funnel
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Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle. Never heard of one of these before either. What will they come up with next? Yeah, I'm old enough now that to change the way I pump my gas seems more than a bit odd. I think I could get used to it though. Seems like a good idea as far as siphoning goes...if it really works. And it would be quicker to pump gas in. And you'd never have to worry about leaving that friggn' gas cap back at the station. I'm sure by now replacement gas caps are costly. But what concerns me is the introduction of dust or anything else into the fuel system.

I know these things probably work like they are supposed to or they wouldn't make 'em. I might like to have one........(scratches head and thinks about it).
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I'm sure by now replacement gas caps are costly.
Not really. You can buy locking gas caps for $5 and regular ones for $2-$3 at Wal-mart.
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Have you tried syphoning a late model car????
My parole officer would frown on that. Please tell us about your experience.
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My parole officer would frown on that. Please tell us about your experience.
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they designed them so only a gas pump can open it.

its harder to syphon than anything currently out there
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Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle. Never heard of one of these before either. What will they come up with next? Yeah, I'm old enough now that to change the way I pump my gas seems more than a bit odd. I think I could get used to it though. Seems like a good idea as far as siphoning goes...if it really works. And it would be quicker to pump gas in. And you'd never have to worry about leaving that friggn' gas cap back at the station. I'm sure by now replacement gas caps are costly. But what concerns me is the introduction of dust or anything else into the fuel system.

I know these things probably work like they are supposed to or they wouldn't make 'em. I might like to have one........(scratches head and thinks about it).


It's on my mountaineer and i love it. it locks tight nothing can open it except a pump (idk how they did it lol) i like it cuz you just open the fuel door stick the pump in, pump, close the fuel door and your done lol
NOW I KNOW THAT SOUNDS LAZY BUT THE MUSTANG HAS A REGULAR GAS CAP AND I REALLY DON:T MIND EITHER WAY LOL
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Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle. Never heard of one of these before either. What will they come up with next? Yeah, I'm old enough now that to change the way I pump my gas seems more than a bit odd. I think I could get used to it though. Seems like a good idea as far as siphoning goes...if it really works. And it would be quicker to pump gas in. And you'd never have to worry about leaving that friggn' gas cap back at the station. I'm sure by now replacement gas caps are costly. But what concerns me is the introduction of dust or anything else into the fuel system.

I know these things probably work like they are supposed to or they wouldn't make 'em. I might like to have one........(scratches head and thinks about it).
Yeah... you get used to it real fast. My wife's Ford Flex has it (I think Ford's the only company that does it... it's on the new Mustang, as well). It's a very slick feature.

Most current model fuel tanks have valve systems in them (related to vapor emissions requirements, I think) that make it nigh impossible to siphon fuel out through the filler neck...
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It sounds like a fine idea.....

I'm still mad that they put the filler on the wrong side of the car though !!!!!!!
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they designed them so only a gas pump can open it.

its harder to syphon than anything currently out there
So, If one runs out of Fuel they can't use a normal Fuel Can? Road Trippers beware.?
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So, If one runs out of Fuel they can't use a normal Fuel Can? Road Trippers beware.?
I have never run outta fuel () but the shape of a fuel canister is pretty similar to a regular fuel pump
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