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This has happened to me more then once (eom) (archive)

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Posted by CoupeDude on September 27, 1999 at 10:23:38:

In Reply to: Re: is there a better way to LOCK THE GAS CAP posted by semi-pointless story guy on September 25, 1999 at 15:54:57:

: Not that I know of but this is an interesting point. I went to a full serve gas station because it was in the middle of hurricane and it was kinda rainy. Anyway, the attendent didn't tighten the gas cap all the way because he didnt have to key to lock it. So, next thing I know I took a tight corner and all I can smell is gas! I opened the gas door and the cap was screwed on but not 100% and the thing leaked gas everywhere! I only turned the cap about 1/4 of an inch and it was sealed
: MORAL OF THE STORY: make sure you tighten the gas cap all the way or it could leak gasoline all over your pretty new car.

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