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gas cap w key lock

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by racin, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Nov 29, 2015 at 1:31 PM
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    racin

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    Just wanted to share..cost $23 on ebay..just another small protection in case some idle kids or an ex wants to ruin our little joy :)20151129_160654.jpg
     
  2. Nov 29, 2015 at 3:12 PM
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    Is it the Gates # 31780Y ?. I looked and got confused. LOL There are a lot of fuel caps to choose from! and on some where i typed in toyota tundra it said not compatible.

    Definitely a great idea and i want one just for peace of mind. Can you link to the actual page where you bought it?
     
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  3. Nov 29, 2015 at 3:48 PM
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    FLEX FUEL

    http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?nav=item.view&id=331513970823&alt=web
     
  4. Nov 30, 2015 at 5:33 AM
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    I was able to pick one up at Autozone. Their computer said it wasn't compatible with my truck, but the parts guy and I walked out to the parking lot and tried it and it works perfectly. The only difference is that mine's all black. I wonder if the yellow is because it's FFV? I also wonder why it would be different at all?
     
  5. Nov 30, 2015 at 7:44 AM
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    Yep, yellow signifies E85
    Green for Diesel
     
  6. Nov 30, 2015 at 9:51 AM
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    Interesting. So functionally it's no different, just a visual reminder of what can go in the hole.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2015 at 10:10 AM
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  8. Nov 30, 2015 at 11:31 AM
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    Thank you for posting this, I have been looking for one and had some trouble locating one that was compatible. Some crazy people have been stealing gas and pouring stuff down gas tanks around town and I was hoping to find locking cap.
     
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  9. Dec 1, 2015 at 9:06 AM
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    umm
     
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  10. Dec 1, 2015 at 11:30 AM
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    Thanks I picked one up. Peace of mind! I dont care what color it is just as long as it works. My truck is flex fuel but i dont ever plan on using flex fuel unless i am ever in a situation where that is all that is available.
     
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  11. Dec 1, 2015 at 8:12 PM
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    Putting on a yellow cap takes away 7 horsepower and your man card.
    If you bedazzle it, remove an additional 18 horsepower.
     
  12. Dec 1, 2015 at 8:29 PM
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  13. Dec 1, 2015 at 8:32 PM
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    flynbyu2 I'm your huckleberry...

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    Also......I worked for 10 years at the auto parts counter of a store much like Auto Zone.
    During that time, I found that when a manufacturer puts a letter at the end of a part number, it many times signifies the color.
    With that in mind, I found this;
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gates-Fuel-...ash=item1e9ca1251a:g:geUAAOSw7aBVHwXg&vxp=mtr
    Per the application chart on the Ebay page, it wont work.
    If I were a betting man, I'd say it would.
    Just be forewarned, an ill-fitting gas cap can lead to a check engine light.
     
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  14. Dec 1, 2015 at 9:01 PM
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    Yes color wise..but the concern is that it has a key lock
     
  15. Dec 1, 2015 at 9:04 PM
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    I know what your saying I been dealing w parts all my life also...but the compatible section of your add didn't even have a toyota listed..which it might fit also I don't know..but the risk..just get the mellow yellow man join the crew :)
     
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    Different option
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  17. Dec 1, 2015 at 9:33 PM
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    Here is the cap
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    An after-market fuel cap with lock seems to throw a code after a while on some Tundras (not all). The cap does more than just closing the opening. (Some of you guys have dirty minds. I avoided the use of the word "hole" :devil:). Wearing down of the rubber gasket, as far as I could tell, seems to be the culprit. Some Tundra owners regularly change out the fuel cap after some time. A fuel door, even though somewhat more expensive, is definitely less problematic.
     
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    I like the looks of that billet black fuel door, I wonder if it will look good on a white truck or just stick out like a sore thumb :thumbsup:
     
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    ah found a white one
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  23. Dec 2, 2015 at 6:34 AM
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    Had a few of those doors in a chrome version several years back. Had one on my f150 and the f250. Same key fit either door. Not necessarily a bad thing but I found it a little odd that all the doors were keyed alike. Mine were made by Bullydog. With all of that being said I finally removed them after it became a common idea to just punch a hole in the tank.
     
  24. Dec 2, 2015 at 1:15 PM
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    that fuel door looks good think i may be getting one
     
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    I used to have one as well. I could just push hard on the cap while it was locked and still unscrew it...
     
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