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Does the petrol cap lock on a GP?

I say "does the petrol cap lock" but what i really mean is "how does it lock" as I'm sure it must lock to pass an MOT surely? Is it attached to the central locking? I just this evening noticed that, even with the car locked by central locking, i can still open the flap and unscrew the petrol cap on my 6 months old Grande Punto 1.4i Sporting... am I missing something here?
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Re: Does the petrol cap lock on a GP?

I don't think its linked to central locking. On mine I have to unlock the cap with the car key first before the cap is off; to lock it I simply turn the cap the other way.
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Re: Does the petrol cap lock on a GP?

As far as I know the flap does not lock in any way and the locking cap is an extra. By default you get a non locking cap.
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Re: Does the petrol cap lock on a GP?

I ordered mine as a option. Uses same key as rest of car.
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Re: Does the petrol cap lock on a GP?

Doesnt lock neither does the flap. Optional extra although they do sometimes appear on ebay (got mine there for £6).
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Re: Does the petrol cap lock on a GP?

Well i'm now £15.50 worse off having just been to Fiat to buy one. Couldnt see one on ebay and with it being parked outside I couldn't really wait for it to arrive anyway.

But I mean, really! What cheapskates Fiat are! It would probably cost them £5 to fit one as standard. They could even price the cars at £8000 instead of £7995!!! Frankly I can't believe that any motor manufacturer is not fitting locking fuel caps as standard in this day and age.
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Re: Does the petrol cap lock on a GP?

It came as standard on my 1.9 Thought it would be the same across the range!!
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Re: Does the petrol cap lock on a GP?

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It came as standard on my 1.9 Thought it would be the same across the range!!
Yeh I thought it was standard - it was for me..
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Re: Does the petrol cap lock on a GP?

My 1.4 Eleganza came with one, not sure if it was extra though. It opens with same key as ignition.
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Re: Does the petrol cap lock on a GP?

according to the fiat website the 07 sporting comes with one, don't know about the other models
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Re: Does the petrol cap lock on a GP?

My 1.9 eleganza also came with one as standard. Same as ignition key.
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Re: Does the petrol cap lock on a GP?

My 1.9 Sporting also had it standard as did the 1.3 diesel that was on the lot...
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Re: Does the petrol cap lock on a GP?

my 1.4 sporting didnt come with one. its kinda wierd. it just clicks when i think its locked.
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Re: Does the petrol cap lock on a GP?

oh well... it's not like anyone is going to open the petrol cap and start stealing your petrol/diesel anytime soon. or is it?

the locking petrol cap costs 33 and i've ordered it on my gp.
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Re: Does the petrol cap lock on a GP?

yes that is the thing with the tanks, the dealer said to me that it is nearly impossible for someone to steal the petrol from the tank and would take a very long and thin rod.
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