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Old 08-11-2011   #1
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Mylife Panda 2011 fuel

Can someone answer the following for me? Itís mostly to put my mind at ease.

I've just bought a new Fiat Panda Mylife and Iím slightly surprised that itís not fitted with a locking fuel cap. Should the fuel flap lock when the central locking is enabled?
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I don't think it does. I'd rather it didn't,if someone wanted my fuel then I rather they symphoned it out than punctured the tank to nick it.
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Re: Mylife Panda 2011 fuel

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I've just bought a new Fiat Panda Mylife and Iím slightly surprised that itís not fitted with a locking fuel cap.
Perhaps not so surprising when you consider the price at which these cars can be bought new .

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Should the fuel flap lock when the central locking is enabled?
No.

It's fitted with an anti-syphon device, so it's not possible for someone to just stick a hosepipe in & steal your precious fuel. If it really bothers you, just buy a locking cap. IIRC the official FIAT one is about £20.
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Re: Mylife Panda 2011 fuel

Love the sarcasm, yet sincerely I thank you both for answering my question.
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Re: Mylife Panda 2011 fuel

Am I right in thinking it is also impossible for somebody to put crap into the system to sabotage it?
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Re: Mylife Panda 2011 fuel

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Am I right in thinking it is also impossible for somebody to put crap into the system to sabotage it?
No, they could put curry powder etc in it. But on balance, unless you spend your life upsetting people, the probability is at a point where the risk is not worth worrying about.
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This two Suprised me but I thought about the 35 quid fiat wanted and then saw the aftermarket one and thought with a tank of fuel only 40 quid why worry ....
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If I was going to steal fuel, id be looking for cars with big tanks, not pandas!
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Re: Mylife Panda 2011 fuel

Yebbut, scroats who steal fuel tend to do so by cutting your lines, catching a gallonish and letting the rest drain away, they're hardly going to be holding the Panda over a bowser and shaking it till the last drops run out, small as it is.
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Re: Mylife Panda 2011 fuel

Friend of mine with a Fiat 500 (same tank) had someone puncture hers for the fuel. It was everywhere, I doubt they got more than a gallon or two 'cos there's not much room underneath for anything more than a metal tray, let alone a bucket.

My MJ petrol flap doesn't lock and I'd rather someone try to syphon than do the above.
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