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daver clasper
December 30, 2016, 5:15pm Report to Moderator
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Hi folks and have a good New Year

Have had petrol stolen from car twice in the last week (also damaging are rather nice Waso locking cap). Have looked at some mesh, slightly conical shape, type canister ones, on the net, that look like they would be driven/drifted into the filler neck, though the neck locating lugs for the  cap would prevent this.

Any alternatives, or ideas would be great please, as really pissing me off.

Cheers, Dave
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Rosbif
December 30, 2016, 5:23pm Report to Moderator


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I don't want to worry you but ...

I good few years ago a friend had petrol stolen from his car parked on the street outside his house and they also took the petrol cap, it was a locking one on a modern. He didn't think too much of it at the time. A couple of days later the car was stolen, it seems they used the petrol cap to get a key cut to fit which of course would open doors and start the car.



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JohnD
December 30, 2016, 5:27pm Report to Moderator


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Yu sen this bef'r, bet ths guy shews yu hw it dun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLhWzMOccTg

John


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yeti2
December 30, 2016, 5:37pm Report to Moderator

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my friend and her son-in-law had their petrol tanks 'drilled' by low-lifes 3 weeks ago (not Triumph's),leaving them with a hefty bill for repairs or replacement.
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daver clasper
December 30, 2016, 5:44pm Report to Moderator
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No petrol left for flame thrower and would use more than they nick
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nang
December 30, 2016, 7:43pm Report to Moderator

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We've had thefts from our diesel buses over the years. Tried locking caps and springs etc in the fillers. As said they just drill or punch holes in the tank if they're determined .
In the end we just left everything as standard. It was cheaper to wear the cost of fuel rather than repair the damage.
Tony.


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marktheherald
December 31, 2016, 9:14am Report to Moderator


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I wonder if it is possible to steal LPG from a car? It was the main fuel when I had my Midge.


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Nick Jones
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Years ago a colleague with a Mini was plagued by petrol theft.  He could find no way to stop it so, after several busted locking caps, finally installed a temporary fuel tank on the boot floor.  The original tank was left in place and filled with a variety of "interesting" fluids including diesel (a certain local youf's motcycle was suddenly very smoky) and water with sugar (another local youf suddenly on foot).  After a couple of months he was able to go back to the original tank with no further theft issues.

He would have preferred electrocution, a shotgun or leopard but this would of course be illegal.......

Nick


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JohnD
December 31, 2016, 10:59am Report to Moderator


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You don't like the flamethrower?

How about Trunk Monkey?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8avOiTUcD4Y

John
PS I'm his agent - New Years bookings available


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Bitumen Boy
December 31, 2016, 1:24pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Nick Jones
Years ago a colleague with a Mini was plagued by petrol theft.  He could find no way to stop it so, after several busted locking caps, finally installed a temporary fuel tank on the boot floor.  The original tank was left in place and filled with a variety of "interesting" fluids including diesel (a certain local youf's motcycle was suddenly very smoky) and water with sugar (another local youf suddenly on foot).  After a couple of months he was able to go back to the original tank with no further theft issues.

He would have preferred electrocution, a shotgun or leopard but this would of course be illegal.......

Nick


I was about to suggest something similar, but I had in mind the story from a few years ago of a not-so-bright scally who tried syphoning fuel from a camper van but got a mouthful of sewage instead...
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