Stop siphoning

Discussion in 'General Ranchero Help' started by John Roman, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. John Roman

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    Has anyone installed anything to keep A-holes from siphoning your gas? I know keeping it in the garage is the best bet but my other cars are in there. I think it would rather put something down the tank neck than go with a locking cap. Has anyone tried the spring by Stanton that goes in the neck?
     
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    A 12 gauge loaded with rock salt and bacon rind comes to mind first.
    The spring prevents them from using anything larger than thin tubing, slowing them down so you can get a bead on them.
     
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  3. Cindy

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    I would think a locking cap would be the quickest choice, no? Well on second thought, not quicker than the 12 gauge.
     
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    Locking gas cap slows them down only.
    Big pair of water pump pliers and it's off with a bunch of damage.
    A screen in the fill hose before tank stops them better then the spring
     
  5. Cindy

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    Dang. Guess you'd hafta be pretty desperate to even bother stealing gas despite a locking cap.
     
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    It's gotten bad up here in oregon since the pot law came into effect.
    They come here blow all there money up in smoke and want fuel to get home.
     
  7. Cindy

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    Yikes. I miss it up there. Drove through Medford a few times. (Never ran outta gas, though, lol)
     
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    It is nice up hear.
    But we won't get the cali influx up here now that you guys desided that skunk weed needed to be legal.
    So hang on to your gas and street corners.
     
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    Yeah, seems like folks around here got tired of you all attracting away our thieves, drug addicts, and reprobates so we passed laws to intice them to stay.
     
  10. John Roman

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    I like the shot gun idea but I would have to catch the them first. Is this going to be a regular thing now that pot is legal in California? So I should use a screen is a better option than a spring? As for Oregon we went there a couple of months ago to check out Brookings for a retirement home. It was a great place but the medical is lacking.
     
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    Lock cap and a trap door. Make it take plenty time enough to get sighted in. Ranchero 083.jpg Ranchero gas door 002.jpg
     
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    Move the filler to the bed of the truck and leave the old one on the outside. Connect the old one to a small false tank that contains a mixture of fuel and sugar. Let them take the gas, it will only end up helping to destroy their engine. What are they going to do, complain to the police that the fuel they stole ruined their motor?
     
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    Any more it seems that they skip siphoning and just poke a hole in the tank if they really want your gas.
    Russ
     
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    These days, it's that or cutting the fuel line to get it. An electric pump with 3/8" nipples would hook up easily to a cut and pinched line, then pumped into the receiving vehicle.
     
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    Just a thought;
    How about installing one of those "Diesel Only" warning stickers at the gas cap?
    If they think it is diesel, and they want gas, they will go elsewhere.
    If they want diesel, steal it and put it in thier tank hopefully they are near empty and destroy their engine.
     
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    Lol
    Now that's plain deveis
     
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  18. John Roman

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    I ended up up putting the spring in, it looks like it would have to be a pretty small tube may fit past it.
     
  19. 5.0 Chero

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    Sugar will do what to destroy their engine?
     
  20. Hillbilly

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    Actually it does nothing to the engine. The fuel system is what suffers. Watched an irate gal dump a full bottle of Aunt Jemimah syrup into her guy's 74 LTD fuel tank. Said guy then drove it to a campsite where we were fishing all night for a fish fry the next day. Ol Ford ran fine going to the lake but the next day when he decided to make a beer run it wouldn't fire. We took the top off the 2V carb to find a nicely solidified bowl of brown sugar, nearly like concrete. Thanks to the simple design of the carb, we managed to chip the hardened sugar loose then vacume it out with a portable vacume cleaner. Once we got it to run, he headed straight to town and filled the tank then everyone took shifts driving around to wash the rest of the sugar thru the fuel system. No permanent damage.
     

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