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whats the deal?

I bought a 2016 ram diesel. Yes, I don't know much about diesel vehicles. I am a woman, bear with me.

Had a bad altercation in town, and then my regular car got damaged on the passenger side. I about cried. I don't really want the same to happen to my truck, but thought that worse things could happen. I have been kept up nights with the "sugar in the gas tank" scenario on my mind. Locking fuel caps seemed like the next step. I knew about these from seeing one once on a pickup.

This brought me back to an original concern. When I picked up the truck from the dealer, it was only by chance that I looked under the fuel door. The dealer assured me that the truck does not need a cap to prevent people stealing fuel or from dirt or water from the car wash because of screens and filters. He should know, right? I kept that little red thing anyway, at least to make myself feel better about stuff accidentally getting in.

So, I have been lurking in this forum and others for awhile. I finally joined tonight to post about a solution I found. I found a locking cap for my truck with a google search, finally. It's a bemauto cap. I don't get why dodge wouldn't have one. They have some sort of cover with a line attached that you're supposed to put somewhere (I"m not handy so I don't know.) so why don't they have a locking one? I also saw locking fuel doors in the google search, but not being handy, I can't do that.

The bemauto cap is making me feel better about things for the Ram now that it is installed. I still have to find a locking cap for my car, though. I tried to yank off the bemauto cap, but it wasn't going anywhere. I think you could pry it off with a tool, but that would be pretty obvious because you'd have to take some or all of the plastic fuel neck with it.

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BEM auto. Here's a link. EZ-Cap for Dodge Ram Cummins and Ecodiesel
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If you try to poor something in the tank without pushing the flap in the tank open, whatever you try to dump in it will go on the ground......

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The phone number on the cap kills the deal for me. Around here if you lock the tank you get a screwdriver poked through the bottom of your tank and a bucket placed underneath when the fuel gets stolen. It just does not happen very often anymore around here anyway.
The gasket they use looks interesting. There is a large tolerance in filler neck size and if that can accommodate them it will be appealing to more people.
Just get the phone number on a business card or website instead.
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If you try to poor something in the tank without pushing the flap in the tank open, whatever you try to dump in it will go on the ground......
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The phone number on the cap kills the deal for me. Around here if you lock the tank you get a screwdriver poked through the bottom of your tank and a bucket placed underneath when the fuel gets stolen. It just does not happen very often anymore around here anyway.
The gasket they use looks interesting. There is a large tolerance in filler neck size and if that can accommodate them it will be appealing to more people.
Just get the phone number on a business card or website instead.
Robert (the owner of BEM) told me to respond to your post. He's not real forum savvy, so he thanks you for your criticism and since you were kind enough even to make a mention of the seal we use on the caps in such a kindly light, we'd make you a special locking cap without phone number or logo when we run the next production. If you want, of course.

Robert thought the phone number would be an aid to the end user, not a detriment to the product, so he never foresaw that people might not like it.

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Yeah, I know about needing something to open the line. That's why I bought a long funnel to treat my fuel in the winter. Somebody had to tell me, so it seems like its common knowledge.
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Robert (the owner of BEM) told me to respond to your post. He's not real forum savvy, so he thanks you for your criticism and since you were kind enough even to make a mention of the seal we use on the caps in such a kindly light, we'd make you a special locking cap without phone number or logo when we run the next production. If you want, of course.



Robert thought the phone number would be an aid to the end user, not a detriment to the product, so he never foresaw that people might not like it.



Thanks for having checked out our website. All the best.


I think the seal is a great design. A one size fits all would be ideal as many reviews on other caps are all over the place as being too loose or too tight. I had to go through three orings for my billet cap. The manufacturer included ones that are the most common size but too small for my truck. They sent me their largest oring and it fit perfectly. But, my truck may have been stretched some by the cap plug with wing nut that i had.
I apologize for my statement on the phone number. I do understand it will help the end user and to be able to contact the manufacturer easily is nice. I guess i saw it as advertising which was probably not the intent. Not many will see it but the owner.
The locking cap is nice. It does not have to be bullet proof to be functional. A little determent goes a long ways. And, it is nice to have people and companies actually providing us with options we did not have earlier. Good work!
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I bought a 2016 ram diesel. Yes, I don't know much about diesel vehicles. I am a woman, bear with me.

Had a bad altercation in town, and then my regular car got damaged on the passenger side. I about cried. I don't really want the same to happen to my truck, but thought that worse things could happen. I have been kept up nights with the "sugar in the gas tank" scenario on my mind. Locking fuel caps seemed like the next step. I knew about these from seeing one once on a pickup.

This brought me back to an original concern. When I picked up the truck from the dealer, it was only by chance that I looked under the fuel door. The dealer assured me that the truck does not need a cap to prevent people stealing fuel or from dirt or water from the car wash because of screens and filters. He should know, right? I kept that little red thing anyway, at least to make myself feel better about stuff accidentally getting in.

So, I have been lurking in this forum and others for awhile. I finally joined tonight to post about a solution I found. I found a locking cap for my truck with a google search, finally. It's a bemauto cap. I don't get why dodge wouldn't have one. They have some sort of cover with a line attached that you're supposed to put somewhere (I"m not handy so I don't know.) so why don't they have a locking one? I also saw locking fuel doors in the google search, but not being handy, I can't do that.

The bemauto cap is making me feel better about things for the Ram now that it is installed. I still have to find a locking cap for my car, though. I tried to yank off the bemauto cap, but it wasn't going anywhere. I think you could pry it off with a tool, but that would be pretty obvious because you'd have to take some or all of the plastic fuel neck with it.

I just kept the red cap that came with my truck, plus I have insurance and filters. If someone puts something in my tank and it ruins the engine, insurance will pay for it.

FYI - if you're worried about someone doing something to your truck you can always get a dashcam with parking mode recording. I have the Thinkware F770 but to be honest, it asks to format the card too often for my tastes and I would not buy the same one again.

There are a number of dual channel cameras on the market. Blackvue and Thinkware top the list as of 2016, but there may be new players on the market.

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I just kept the red cap that came with my truck, plus I have insurance and filters. If someone puts something in my tank and it ruins the engine, insurance will pay for it.

FYI - if you're worried about someone doing something to your truck you can always get a dashcam with parking mode recording. I have the Thinkware F770 but to be honest, it asks to format the card too often for my tastes and I would not buy the same one again.

There are a number of dual channel cameras on the market. Blackvue and Thinkware top the list as of 2016, but there may be new players on the market.
Yep, a camera is a good idea. I even picked up a high dollar Russian model. I really like it. Nothing on the cam so far, though.

I have all the insurance that State Farm can buy, but I don't want to be out a truck for something I could possibly prevent. All said and done I feel better with the cap.
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It would have been so simple to have a locking door on these things. Seriously locking doors have been around for years, they just choose not to because it saves them a few bucks and everyone will still buy the trucks and still pay the inflated prices for them.

Yeah there are double flappers but a simple flat head opens both.

I prefer not to use my insurance if I can help it, much prefer to take action on my own behalf as much as possible to not inflate everyones insurance prices in my area (which is what happens when claims go up in your area).

As far as punching the tank to get fuel, they gotta do that anyways unless they bypass the check ball somehow.

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I think the locking cap is pretty slick. If I made one I'd sure as hell put my number on it.
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