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Old 09-14-2009, 07:03 AM   #1
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Newest Civics gas cover

I was filling up my car in the place that has the gates of Hell(Even though they are getting better) and i saw the newest honda Civic and i found out that its gas cap pops open so you don't disrupt the air from the gas cover as much. What happens (i think you press a button inside and it pops open) and wouldn't the weight counteract the fuel savings you get?
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:32 AM   #2
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It's not about efficiency. It's about protecting your expensive gas from being siphoned.

Neither the little tab on the gas cover nor the 2 pounds of extra equipment make a measurable fuel economy difference.
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:49 AM   #3
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The Chrysler K cars had that too. I remember my mom's Le Barron would actually spring open with quite some force when you pulled the tab inside the car.
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I know the 88-95 civics and Del Sols, and all Integras from 86-01 all had remote opening gas doors. did they stop doing that for a while?
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... also the 96-00 Civics.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:13 PM   #6
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... also the 96-00 Civics.
You're wrong wrong wrong! What the hell would you know? It's not like you have actual experience with this!







I'm confused by the OP, if all the civics in the last 20 years have had this stuff, why is this guy saying "the newest civics?"
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Sorry, I spoke outside my sphere of experience. It won't happen again.
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I know the 88-95 civics and Del Sols, and all Integras from 86-01 all had remote opening gas doors. did they stop doing that for a while?
So does every modern car in the world!!!!!

Like ************* said, the OP is talking about something completely different. Please clafiry Shrek!
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So does every modern car in the world!!!!!

Like ************* said, the OP is talking about something completely different. Please clafiry Shrek!
Well, not ALL cars as the Toyota FJ Cruiser requires you to manually open the gas door which is perfectly fine with me. The original purpose of the remotely opening gas door was to prevent siphoning but now that they have a sort of spinning valve type thing at the bottom of the tube, it makes siphoning impossible (I know because I tried, then researched why I couldn't siphon any gas). Since you can't siphon gas easily anymore, there is no need to have a locking gas cap or a gas door.
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my wife's element is old school that way too. it is a 2004 but I figure that is still newer it is also the EX model so it has all the bells and whistles. no navigation but I think that is more of an add-on and not a package. we just got what was on the lot that she liked.
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