Locking Gas cap question

Hi...
I just bought a '97 Saturn LS1.
I still have the locking gascap I used on my old car.
I noticed during inspection that they "tested" the Saturn
gas cap with some pressure measuring gismo.
Is it all right to use my (2001)"generic" locking gas cap on this Saturn, or will it screw up the computer or something ?
Saturn has an inside release on the gas fill door, but I still like the idea of a locking gas cap in case I leave the car door unlocked or something.
Miles
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Greetings,
Many gas caps now must be able to hold a certain amount of pressure and/or vacuum (it's a federal emissions requirement). There are almost no fully vented caps in use anymore.
There is only one way to determine if your generic locking gas cap will work with your new-to-you Saturn - go to the dealer and ask. There are a few different types and styles of aftermarket caps available for cars and they are NOT interchangeable. It may or may not fit, it may or may not hold the proper pressure - and nobody here over the internet is going to be able to tell you for sure because none of us can see it from where we are sitting unless you hold it up really, really close to your computer screen!
Cheers - Jonathan

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A dealer?? Maybe you should find someone who knows and will give you a straight answer.
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Like the man said; take it to a dealer to find out if it will fit (and work on) your vehicle. There are a lot of good, honest dealers out there but there are also some bad ones and this applies to any make of vehicle. It's up to the consumer to sort out the wheat from the chaff. I've been using a Stant locking cap on my vehicle for years and it passes emissions tests with no problems.
Re: Locking Gas cap question Group: alt.autos.gm Date: Sat, Apr 8, 2006, 2:01pm (EDT+4) From:
Maybe you should find someone who knows and will give you a straight answer.
There is only one way to determine if your generic locking gas cap will work with your new-to-you Saturn - go to the dealer and ask. A dealer??
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You will go through a lot of chaff before you find a dealer that gives a shit, or knows shit either.
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So sorry to hear that all the dealers in your area are tyrants but that isn't true here. I know that we have a couple of questionable dealers in my area but most of them are honest and competent. The dealer I use regularly is extremely honest and caring and I also have a couple of dealers that I deal with in other states and have had no problems with them. The absolute worst dealer that I ever came into contact with was an Oldsmobile/Honda dealer - he was just an old-fashioned crook. Group: alt.autos.gm Date: Wed, Apr 12, 2006, 1:50am (EDT+4) From:
You will go through a lot of chaff before you find a dealer that gives a shit, or knows shit either.
a dealer to find out if it will fit (and work on) your vehicle. There are a lot of good, honest dealers out there but there are also some bad ones and this applies to any make of vehicle.
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So sorry to hear that all the dealers in your area are tyrants but that isn't true here. I know that we have a couple of questionable dealers in my area but most of them are honest and competent. The dealer I use regularly is extremely honest and caring and I also have a couple of dealers that I deal with in other states and have had no problems with them. The absolute worst dealer that I ever came into contact with was an Oldsmobile/Honda dealer - he was just an old-fashioned crook.
Depends on where you are and what you expect from a dealership. Some of the small town ones are okay, since they are family owned by locals and must maintain their customers honestly or go broke.
The large city dealerships tend to be the less dependable, with a propensity toward incompetent and/or flatrate beating mechanics, overcharging, throwing parts at a problem rather than diagnosing and repairing, etc.
There are lots of experts out there without having to go to a 'dealership'.
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I'll have to agree with you there. I live in a small town on the edge of a medium-sized city and the best dealerships that I've encountered are the family owned ones. I've met some really dishonest car salesmen but I've dealt with some real good ones too. One guy sold me two of the best cars I've ever owned and he did it from two different dealerships.
But, I have dealt with numerous independent garages and even bought a couple of cars from one; I have no complaints about any of them. I currently have one dealer and two independent garages that I deal with and none of them have ever done anything to make me stop dealing with them.
My idea of buying a new car is making a list of what I want and a price. I hand it to the salesman and ask him if he can do it. If he can I buy and if he can't, I walk. When I bought my truck, I had it for a long weekend and drove it over 1,200 miles on a test drive (with the dealer's permission). I knew the dealer real well and he told me to drive it for a week but after that weekend, I bought it. I no longer deal with this guy because he sold the business and retired.
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Depends on where you are and what you expect from a dealership. Some of the small town ones are okay, since they are family owned by locals and must maintain their customers honestly or go broke. The large city dealerships tend to be the less dependable, with a propensity toward incompetent and/or flatrate beating mechanics, overcharging, throwing parts at a problem rather than diagnosing and repairing, etc. There are lots of experts out there without having to go to a 'dealership'.
So sorry to hear that all the dealers in your area are tyrants but that isn't true here. I know that we have a couple of questionable dealers in my area but most of them are honest and competent. The dealer I use regularly is extremely honest and caring and I also have a couple of dealers that I deal with in other states and have had no problems with them. The absolute worst dealer that I ever came into contact with was an Oldsmobile/Honda dealer - he was just an old-fashioned crook.
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I had a guy at an auto parts store hook me up. Knew his stuff. Also said that might want to not use it in the very cold part of winter as they can give you trouble then sometimes.

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High Mileage wrote:

Take your gas cap to the place that does gas cap testing and have it tested. Or just put it on your car and see how long your car keeps running.
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