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Old 09-19-2009, 03:16 PM   #11
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All Accords 86 and up had it as well. Older ones may have had it, too.

It keeps people from installing locking gas caps. Remember those??
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:55 PM   #12
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Not only do locking gas caps and remote gas doors keep people from siphoning gasoline, they also keep folks from introducing unwanted foreign substances (water, sugar, etc) into your gas tank.
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:04 PM   #13
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I don't know how many years they did it but Ford also used the remote gas doors on the Ford Contour for awhile. My '96 Contour has it. Even my '84 Mazda B-2000 had a locking gas door but not a locking cap.
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My Nissan Sentra has the remote unlocking feature as well. No syphoning, no sugar in the gas tank, but the one feature it doesn't have is a reminder to close it after I'm done refueling. Other drivers pointing as I'm driving down the road, help with this issue, though.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:31 AM   #15
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During the spate of tank drilling going last year though I was wondering whether to leave Marvin's gas cover open...

That's one's a remote cable unlock.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:24 PM   #16
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My Civic has a cable-actuated fuel door as well. Didn't stop someone from prying it open and attempting to siphon some gas out last year. It has a locking cap as well now. My wife's Taurus has the same kind of fuel door as well.
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:14 PM   #17
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That (the new civic thing the thread was about) sounds pretty nifty. I'm sure it has no advantages as far as fuel savings, and may have lots of problems a few years down the road. I'd like to see one of those in person and see how the mechanism seals up
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:19 PM   #18
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alot of cars have those locking gas lids. i do remember those K cars and thier incredibly powerful fuel doors. i dont think anything will be as tough as our old 77 capreces "fuel door" / liceseplate lol

even so 2 seconds with a screwdriver will break the plastic lids/latches so theres no advantage at all with having one.
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i dont think anything will be as tough as our old 77 capreces "fuel door" / liceseplate lol
My '80 LeSabre has that...the concept is cool, but the strength of that spring makes it really annoying.
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one feature it doesn't have is a reminder to close it after I'm done refueling.
Yet another advantage to driving a CRX: The fuel door is within reach while in motion.
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