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Dutch_12078

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Posted: 03/08/22 03:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While working under our previous motorhome I noticed a "boiler plug", basically a large self-taping screw with a neoprene washer, screwed into the bottom of the tank. Since the rest of tank was in good condition, I suspect the 75 gallon tank had been drilled to steal the fuel at some point before I bought it. Some years later that plug was useful though, when I needed to drain the tank and lower it for a fuel pump replacement.


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Posted: 03/08/22 04:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My current 2020 Jeep Cherokee doesn't even have a gas cap. Not sure what you do to overcome that problem!

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LouLawrence wrote:

My current 2020 Jeep Cherokee doesn't even have a gas cap. Not sure what you do to overcome that problem!


HaHa my 2021 F-150 doesn't have a cap either. But, it's to hard to put a hose into the tank to get gas out.

In my area I'm more afraid of solen catalytic converters. The new truck is warrente and I'm afraid of modifying it to slow down the converter thieves.

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Dutch_12078 wrote:

While working under our previous motorhome I noticed a "boiler plug", basically a large self-taping screw with a neoprene washer, screwed into the bottom of the tank. Since the rest of tank was in good condition, I suspect the 75 gallon tank had been drilled to steal the fuel at some point before I bought it. Some years later that plug was useful though, when I needed to drain the tank and lower it for a fuel pump replacement.


Well there’s a silver lining to the tweaker epidemic!
Maybe I should go drill my tanks in the right spots so they don’t screw it up? Nah, they’d drill right next to it.
With fuel prices, diesel will become more of a commodity for thieves. Til now, it was mostly just homeless addicts, who generally don’t drive diesels. We’ve had a lot of gas stolen. Diesel in a slip tank just turned into an environmental cleanup when the tweakers busted the lock off of that pump and then pumped a bunch on the ground. Probably hoping it would turn to gasoline at some point…


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