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Old 04-19-2018, 06:44 AM
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So if gas goes up to (or even over) 2$/L in BC this summer are we (Albertans) going to need locking gas caps to prevent siphoning whilst out fishing there?

Or is there just another way to get into a gas tank?
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:46 AM
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Just kick out your current gov't (and help get the pipeline built), and your problems go away..
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:49 AM
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Thought I saw somewhere where the crooks just drill up thru the bottom of the plastic gas tanks and drain the fuel that way.

As with anything in life it seems, the crooks will find away around no matter whta we do to try and protect our stuff.
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:50 AM
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Just stay in Alberta to fish. Problem solved!
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:52 AM
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Its easier and faster to just punch a hole in the bottom of your tank then drain it into a jerry can. Most vehicles are equipped with anti siphoning devices now anyways. Cheaper in the long run to let them have the gas rather than pay for a tow and a new tank.

If your unlucky enough to have the key break or get lost your hooped anyways. Don't ask how I know this, its still a rather sore spot.
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:58 AM
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Its easier and faster to just punch a hole in the bottom of your tank then drain it into a jerry can. Most vehicles are equipped with anti siphoning devices now anyways. Cheaper in the long run to let them have the gas rather than pay for a tow and a new tank.

If your unlucky enough to have the key break or get lost your hooped anyways. Don't ask how I know this, its still a rather sore spot.
Ha, I know all about that. Many years ago, I went off to Carson (McLeod) Lake to fish and stopped at Whitecourt to fill up the Suburban. Whoops, had left the gas cap key back home! Had to get a locksmith out to open the cap...$$$ and time wasted.
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Ha, I know all about that. Many years ago, I went off to Carson (McLeod) Lake to fish and stopped at Whitecourt to fill up the Suburban. Whoops, had left the gas cap key back home! Had to get a locksmith out to open the cap...$$$ and time wasted.
I was at the far end of an old logging road with no cell or radio reception, at least I had a cordless drill and some drill bits. For the record, my ford did not run well without a gas cap
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:00 AM
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A bear spray and our three dogs should solve that problem. LOL
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:35 AM
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it seems that thieves don't steal gas much anymore they steal the vehicle
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I won't spend a penny in BC until this is resolved.
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Old 04-19-2018, 11:05 AM
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I’ve pried more than a couple locking gas caps off. Most are a joke and can be removed in less than one minute.
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Old 04-19-2018, 11:23 AM
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I’ve pried more than a couple locking gas caps off. Most are a joke and can be removed in less than one minute.
I remember back when the Government guys used to go around to parking lots checking for purple gas. I asked one what do you do when there is a locked gas cap. He said it was no problem he had a gizmo that opened it as fast as with a key.
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I won't spend a penny in BC until this is resolved.
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Old 04-19-2018, 11:43 AM
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This one is Fox news but happened in Edmonton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjz3bRiRfDw
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:04 PM
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If you have a newer vehicle a locking gas cap will be of no benefit. There is already a valve at the top of the tank at the fill tube that will prevent siphoning your tank. It is designed to close off in the event of a rollover. It also has the added benefit of stoping a hose from being inserted into the tank.

If they want your gas a cheep hand drill is what they will use. Even a sharp punch and a hammer will get the job done.
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:35 PM
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I was at the far end of an old logging road with no cell or radio reception, at least I had a cordless drill and some drill bits. For the record, my ford did not run well without a gas cap
A big screwdriver got it open for me when I needed to - borrowed it from the gas jockey who found it in the shop.
My son was less than impressed with the security of the cap.
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:36 PM
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This one is Fox news but happened in Edmonton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjz3bRiRfDw
I read about it happening in Red Deer at the cinema parking lot as well.
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:46 PM
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I have a locking fuel cap to deter some jerk from dumping something into my tank. Insurance may or may not cover the damage
As for drilling the fuel tank, it would be a pain and could possibly be fatal Insurance will cover the damage.

You have to be pretty desperate to drill fuel tanks for fuel. But everybody has a story. Hopefully the Police catch the ones doing it. Or maybe they catch fire, either way.
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:09 PM
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They will just drill into the gas tank to siphon
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:53 PM
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Just kick out your current gov't (and help get the pipeline built), and your problems go away..
Huh you want him to kick out notley? Mrflyguy is from alberta!
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