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.