> I've heard of weird things happening due to gas caps not
> fitting tightly...
> A few years back Dad had a rental car while his Trooper was in
> the shop
> getting some body work done. They said the car had been
> acting funny on
> occasion and advised him to make sure the gas cap was tight if
> it flipped
> out. I forget what all it did, but gauges went nuts,
> etc...very odd!
> Whatever happened to good ole simple cars... :-)
> > I was driving the other day and suddenly my '95
> Rodeo/Passport began
> > VERY rough with dark smoke from the exhaust. I thought
> maybe I got bad
> > or maybe a bit of diesel was in the gasoline.
> > When I got out and looked around, I noticed my gas cap was
> > Somebody had decided they needed one and mine was handy I
> suppose. I
> > replaced it and it runs fine now.
> > Just a heads up to y'all about the importance of a gas cap
> in an EFI
> > vehicle. I always knew they were important but didn't
> realize they could
> > cause such a fuss.
> > -Bill
I bought a locking gas cap. This discourages (or slows down) those who
shop "midnight auto supply" and holders of "Oklahoma gas card"
(fuel siphoners). I keep my original gas cap for a spare in case
anything happens to the locking one. (pried off or lose it at the
gaspump by forgetting to put it back on).
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