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Re: Capless Gas Tank Stories

MOPAR Locking Gas Cap Quick-On/Off 1/4 Turn Type - 05278655AB

Has anyone here actually bought one of these? I know it say's it will fit a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee WK, but I can't help but think it's a misprint. Do they really makes caps for "capless" fuel systems?

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Old 04-20-2015, 06:44 PM
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MOPAR Locking Gas Cap Quick-On/Off 1/4 Turn Type - 05278655AB

Has anyone here actually bought one of these? I know it say's it will fit a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee WK, but I can't help but think it's a misprint. Do they really makes caps for "capless" fuel systems?
Unless that's a generic picture they use for all the caps, it likely won't fit.

Just look at the center core....it appears far too large to insert into the center of the capless receptacle.

To properly fit, the cap would have to have some sort of female interface on the screw side, not male.

Keep in mind, too, it says WK, not WK2. That alone makes me question the accuracy of the description.

I will say, Ford (and other aftermarket companies) does make a locking plug for Ford's capless fillers. I have to think one would be out there that fits a Jeep.

This one is an example of what to look for (note that this WILL NOT fit the Grand Cherokee):

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...Z3172GX0GEQ713
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:24 PM
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Re: Capless Gas Tank Stories

I had a feeling it was too good to be true. You have just confirmed my suspicion.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:57 PM
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Re: Capless Gas Tank Stories

OK, so I haven't had any issues with leakage. Here is the inside of my gas compartment after driving in some very heavy rain. I found no moisture, so I'm reasonably confident in the ability of the door to keep stuff out. Maybe a lot of off roading would let stuff in there, but I doubt I'll be doing much of that:



Now I do recognize that some people have issues with stuff getting into their filler compartments and worry about that.

So, I thought it might be nice to find an alternative cap that would be more readily available in most places. I think I've found the answer.

Presenting, "STP Son of a Gun One-Step Tire Care". I had a can of this in my garage:



The cap fits perfectly on the plastic ring that surrounds the metal filler hole. There is a smaller ring inside the cap that looks to be about the same diameter as the filler hole:



The cap is a bit long to allow the flap to close, but it should cut down without much trouble. It looks like cutting it down to just about the length of the inner ring in the cap should allow the door to close. The idea is, shorten the cap so the door will just close over it. You might have to shave down the inner ring if it ends up too long after the outer part is trimmed. It appears the cap stays on pretty well on its own.

Here it is over the filler hole without trimming:



Now, one thing I should say is whatever solution you use, be aware that some caps might be made of materials that will be eaten by gasoline.

Keep that in mind so your cover doesn't end up melting inside the gas compartment.
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Now I do recognize that some people have issues with stuff getting into their filler compartments and worry about that.

So, I thought it might be nice to find an alternative cap that would be more readily available in most places. I think I've found the answer.

Presenting, "STP Son of a Gun One-Step Tire Care". I had a can of this in my garage:

The cap is a bit long to allow the flap to close, but it should cut down without much trouble. It looks like cutting it down to just about the length of the inner ring in the cap should allow the door to close. The idea is, shorten the cap so the door will just close over it. You might have to shave down the inner ring if it ends up too long after the outer part is trimmed. It appears the cap stays on pretty well on its own.
LOL... otherwise known as a CAP FROM A LARGE SPRAY CAN. And, you can find ones that you don't have to cut down.
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Re: Capless Gas Tank Stories

Did you have to cut down the hornet lid?
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Nope. Fit like it was made for this.
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LOL... otherwise known as a CAP FROM A LARGE SPRAY CAN. And, you can find ones that you don't have to cut down.
I'm sure people can....

I figured I would post a lid that, despite the need for being shortened, is probably a lot more common and easy to track down.

Use your wasp spray lid if it works for you, but others may not have access to that particular brand.
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I'm sure people can....

I figured I would post a lid that, despite the need for being shortened, is probably a lot more common and easy to track down.

Use your wasp spray lid if it works for you, but others may not have access to that particular brand.
That wasp can lid is pretty much an industry standard for that size spray can. Shouldn't be too hard to find one like it. I'd say if you needed to cut yours down that makes yours more of an uncommon lid.

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MOPAR Locking Gas Cap Quick-On/Off 1/4 Turn Type - 05278655AB

Has anyone here actually bought one of these? I know it say's it will fit a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee WK, but I can't help but think it's a misprint. Do they really makes caps for "capless" fuel systems?
I contacted this vendor and they claim it will indeed work. I may check with local dealer as this is a Mopar part.
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Sounds like someone needs to take one for the team
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I contacted this vendor and they claim it will indeed work. I may check with local dealer as this is a Mopar part.
Like I said, it's possible they are using one generic picture for the entire product line.

However, the picture shown is clearly a standard locking cap for a normal gas tank opening and it says "WK" and not WK2", which could also be an all-encompassing description.

Personally, I hate sites that don't have different product shots for different configurations. It's a pet peeve of mine when shopping for vintage parts for my very old motorcycle. When you have a line of similar models, each with a minor change, having one generic shot gives no guarantee the product will really fit.

It's one thing to only have one shot in a catalog - on the web, there's little excuse.
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