I'm thinking that getting one of these would be a good idea these days. Anyone have a preference?
if only this worked in the search box
"locking gas" -caddy
oh it did:
I think the end result is
I haven't tried it, but would it be possible to put a wire (a coat hanger is probably too thick and not long enough; flexible aluminum wire comes to mind) inside the tubing to get it down into the tank and then remove it before beginning to siphon out the gas?Maybe a locking gas cap is not needed as a theft deterrent. I understand why people might want a locking gas cap to keep people from dropping something bad into their tank. I don't think you can actually get a siphon hose in far enough to steal your gas.
Most of my previous trucks had twice the diameter with only a couple of slight bends in the fill line. You can get about three feet or so of 1/2" tubing down the fill line before the tubing starts with the "helical coiling". In short, it starts binding and bunching up before it gets to the tank. Maybe with lots of patience and plenty of time you can get a siphon hose in far enough to work.