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Fuel Filler Doors... Why?

Ok, maybe I don't understand because out of the four Jeeps I have/had (75 CJ5, 79 CJ7, 46 CJ2A and 02 Liberty) only one has/had a fuel door...

So why is a fuel door one of the first things I see people adding to their new JK's? Is there a practical reason or is it just for looks? Do the standard open fillers let in water or something? I'm not worried about gas theft, never had it happen before and not going to start worrying about it now.

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Old 08-26-2014, 11:19 AM
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Ok, maybe I don't understand because out of the four Jeeps I have/had (75 CJ5, 79 CJ7, 46 CJ2A and 02 Liberty) only one has/had a fuel door...

So why is a fuel door one of the first things I see people adding to their new JK's? Is there a practical reason or is it just for looks? Do the standard open fillers let in water or something? I'm not worried about gas theft, never had it happen before and not going to start worrying about it now.

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Well, fuel is getting more and more expensive.
I didn't worry about it, either, when I could fill my tank for a ten spot and have enough left over for a Coke and a candy bar. Today though it costs around 60 dollars.
I've personally never had fuel stolen, but I know lots of people that have.
I suppose it depends where you live or park, as well.
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Fuel Filler Doors... Why?

Fuel door does jack. People were punching holes in gas tanks.
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Fuel door does jack. People were punching holes in gas tanks.
With that logic, people might as well stop locking their homes or cars at all.

The point is that it's one more barrier to get through.
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Re: Fuel Filler Doors... Why?

Well for me it has a practical purpose. Up here in Canada, snow gets packed in everywhere. Filling up the jeep in the middle of winter means using my bare hands to clear the snow from around the fuel filler cap, sometimes breaking ice too. Now with the door all I have to do is pop it open. My fuel filler door does not lock though.
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Well for me it has a practical purpose. Up here in Canada, snow gets packed in everywhere. Filling up the jeep in the middle of winter means using my bare hands to clear the snow from around the fuel filler cap, sometimes breaking ice too. Now with the door all I have to do is pop it open. My fuel filler door does not lock though.
Hell, I didn't think about that aspect of it. Here in Cleveland we get dumped on regularly in winter, and the Lake causes lots of ice storms, too.
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Re: Fuel Filler Doors... Why?

Having a fuel door on your JK, just means you're, well, cool.
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Re: Fuel Filler Doors... Why?

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Well for me it has a practical purpose. Up here in Canada, snow gets packed in everywhere. Filling up the jeep in the middle of winter means using my bare hands to clear the snow from around the fuel filler cap, sometimes breaking ice too. Now with the door all I have to do is pop it open. My fuel filler door does not lock though.
Ah, now there's a functional reason. I can see that one. We're supposed to have another bad winter here this year, I'll see how I feel about adding the door around February...
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Well for me it has a practical purpose. Up here in Canada, snow gets packed in everywhere. Filling up the jeep in the middle of winter means using my bare hands to clear the snow from around the fuel filler cap, sometimes breaking ice too. Now with the door all I have to do is pop it open. My fuel filler door does not lock though.
Certainly the best reason I could think of.

But, don't they have gloves in Canada. If not, it might be a good opportunity for a new business.


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Certainly the best reason I could think of.

But, don't they have gloves in Canada. If not, it might be a good opportunity for a new business.

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Re: Fuel Filler Doors... Why?

Haha we do have a gloves, I usually keep a pair somewhere in my jeep just in case but I hate putting them on and taking them off so I rarely use them.
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With that logic, people might as well stop locking their homes or cars at all.

The point is that it's one more barrier to get through.
a non-locking fuel tank door isn't much of a barrier.
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