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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-09-2001, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Locking Gas Cap Removal ??

What's the most expediant and least destructive way to remove a locking gas cap WITHOUT a key? I want to syphon the gas from my parts zook and remove the gas tank. I don't want to use the drain to remove the gas. Any ideas?

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could prolly find a locksmith around... but thatll cost some. hhmm LEAST destructive? hehee i dont know... i can think of some pretty destructive stuff! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

we have a guy here in town who does that kinda stuff. hes good.



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Max had a good way to do it. I think he grabbed it and just twisted it off. Ask him, I know he knows.

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Re: Locking Gas Cap Removal ??

If you can remove the outer "black" plastic shell you can just unscrew it. I think the least destructive way would be to take a big screw driver and attack the cap from the side.

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I trust you don't care what happens to the cap. Use a 3/8 drill on the key and then put a crew driver in to lock the cap to the screwedin piece. If you're careful and don't drill all the way through you won't get any crud in the gas. It's worked for me. Of course you could put my name on your insurance policy and then use a torch

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I trust you don't care what happens to the cap. Use a 3/8 drill on the key and then put a crew driver in to lock the cap to the screwedin piece. If you're careful and don't drill all the way through you won't get any crud in the gas. It's worked for me. Of course you could put my name on your insurance policy and then use a torch

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least destructive to the cap, or the rig??[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]you should be able to just twist it off...most don't have very strong locking mechanisms...so grab a rag, or even a Channel-lock type pliers and give her a good twist....[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

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Re: Locking Gas Cap Removal ??

crow i have removed a couple and the easyest way i found was if you had a pair of big channel locks grab the cap and twist it off if the hole thing doesnt come of another ward if it snaps in two peaces then you should be able to just twist the bottom part off.

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Re: Locking Gas Cap Removal ??

Is it just me or........I just wouldn't use an electric drill over the place where the gas fumes would be rising....those small sparks from the motor brushes and.....????

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don't know about yours but mine will open with any key...ignition key works....but I think any will work..maybe its just mine.

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