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I am looking for a locking fuel cap for my 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD, but cannot seem to find one.  Seems to be available for other models and no issue if it is a petrol Jeep. Any suggestions please as I don't fancy have fuel nicked as a valuable commodity now!

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That's not good. Particularly when the top line of their website says 'ALL ITEMS IN STOCK'.

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4 minutes ago, V said:

That's not good. Particularly when the top line of their website says 'ALL ITEMS IN STOCK'.

Although there is a locking flap I am now wondering if it is worthwhile buying a locking cap as the Jeep may have an anti syphoning device fitted as standard?  Besides they could also by pass the flap and locking cap and cut the fuel line or puncture the tank?  I just do not want to lose up to £160 worth of fuel.  Maybe I am a bit paranoid, but back in the sixties when we had fuel ration so low life drained the tank on my Zephyr and I have been cautious ever since.

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22 minutes ago, Surfer said:

Although there is a locking flap I am now wondering if it is worthwhile buying a locking cap as the Jeep may have an anti syphoning device fitted as standard?  Besides they could also by pass the flap and locking cap and cut the fuel line or puncture the tank?  I just do not want to lose up to £160 worth of fuel.  Maybe I am a bit paranoid, but back in the sixties when we had fuel ration so low life drained the tank on my Zephyr and I have been cautious ever since.

 

Ah....the Ford Zephyr 😊 we had one of those, metallic brown K plate, I still remember the number. I really liked that car.

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26 minutes ago, Surfer said:

Besides they could also by pass the flap and locking cap and cut the fuel line or puncture the tank?

 

A thief cut my fuel line in the 90's on a car I had at the time. I lost more than 50L of fuel, but I wouldn't be surprised if the thief only got away with 5L.

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13 hours ago, Surfer said:

I am looking for a locking fuel cap for my 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD, but cannot seem to find one.  Seems to be available for other models and no issue if it is a petrol Jeep. Any suggestions please as I don't fancy have fuel nicked as a valuable commodity now!

If it is a significant concern I would make it no harder to get access via the fuel cap but never fill it more than 1/3 full.  That way damage caused by attempted theft is kept to a minimum, as is cost of lost fuel.

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20 minutes ago, UKTJ said:

If it is a significant concern I would make it no harder to get access via the fuel cap but never fill it more than 1/3 full.  That way damage caused by attempted theft is kept to a minimum, as is cost of lost fuel.

I did think of that, but with the price of fuel increasing every day today 10 litre may cost you £18, but tomorrow it could be £20 and the next week even higher.  Unfortunately as the nearest fuel station is several miles away, we top up when passing to do our shopping.  It seems a waste doing a 14 mile round trip to top up if going away with our caravan.

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You could mount an £8 reversing camera under your Jeep aimed at the vulnerable area with a large CCTV sticker. It's up to you if you actually want to connect it to a motion detection recorder. It might work as a deterrent for anyone that gets underneath your Jeep.

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