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I don't know if someone would have actually poured anything in my gas tank, but I came out from bowling with the wife tonight and my gas door was opened by someone. I wonder what the point of them doing that was? Why do people feel the need to mess with other peoples stuff?
 

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I don't know if someone would have actually poured anything in my gas tank, but I came out from bowling with the wife tonight and my gas door was opened by someone. I wonder what the point of them doing that was? Why do people feel the need to mess with other peoples stuff?
I was looking into getting this done. Can I ask where did you get your locking gas cap?
 

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Do a google search, "lotus talk gas cap locking stant"
 

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I had an unpleasant experience with a locking gas cap years ago. I was a hundred miles from home, and the lock mechanism broke. I needed gas but could not unlock the cap. I ended up having to pay a gas-station mechanic to drill out the lock so I could fill my empty tank. To date, I have never had anyone add anything undesirable to my fuel tank.
 

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I have a crack head neighbor that likes to syphon gas out of other peoples gas tanks so I need a locking gas cap!
 

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You need a new neighbor(hood).
I know..we are in the process of moving into a new house we just purchased and this one has a garage..not a carport. The sad thing is my crackhead neighbor is the only thing wrong with the neighborhood I live in now. He likes to steal from evrybody even people that live on the other side of the block..I know thieves know no bounds.
 

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Hmmm... I always thought most newer cars had an anti-syphon mesh down in the tube so people couldn't do this? Does the Lotus not have this?
To be honest I am not sure.:shrug: All I know its the first cat I have owned that has a gas flap that is accessible from the outside and does not require you to flip a lever on the inside of the car. My toy car before this car was a factory 914-6 porsche that has the gas cap in the front trunk area...our daily drivers require you to flip a lever on the inside.
 

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I would not drive this car without a locking gas cap. Too many idiots out there that are over jealous of other peoples stuff.
 

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FYI, the locking gas cap made by stant does not fit 100%, and the engine error code "gross leak detected" appears. It is harmless, but you will always have the check engine light on.
 

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FYI, the locking gas cap made by stant does not fit 100%, and the engine error code "gross leak detected" appears. It is harmless, but you will always have the check engine light on.
I've had my Stant for ~5 months with no codes, and fits like OEM. Which model # do you have?
 

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FYI, the locking gas cap made by stant does not fit 100%, and the engine error code "gross leak detected" appears. It is harmless, but you will always have the check engine light on.
Seals just fine. If someones doesn't, its the wrong cap. Besides, I'm using the oem lower portion of the gas cap as in the diy. No issues here either.
 
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