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Old 10-04-2009, 07:15 AM   #1
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Removing gas cap w/o key?

Anyone have any ideas? Bought a few pieces to replace my damaged ones, and a tank was on the list. Received it, but w/o a key and the gas cap is still on there. There is still the one bolt that is underneath the cap itself, and I cannot access it. I just want to beat the crap out of it! Bought it through a 3rd party so no idea who the original owner even is.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:22 AM   #2
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Re: Removing gas cap w/o key?

drill a hole in the cap top. that is if you don't want it. if you want to keep it, you'll have to get a locksmith.
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:11 AM   #3
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Re: Removing gas cap w/o key?

Okay, that was a thought just wasn't sure if it was my only option. I'll probably be getting an aftermarket cap, or use the cap on my other tank since I have the key for it. Thanks!
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Old 10-04-2009, 05:49 PM   #4
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Re: Removing gas cap w/o key?

I bought a used tank and had to remove the cap as well. I used a flat tip screw driver and turned it as if unlocking the cap.

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Old 10-04-2009, 05:51 PM   #5
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Re: Removing gas cap w/o key?

I just ended up drilling it, and took that bolt out. After that, there is a little tab that I accessed through the bottom of the tank. Pushed it in, and bingo! Came out.
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Re: Removing gas cap w/o key?

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I just ended up drilling it, and took that bolt out. After that, there is a little tab that I accessed through the bottom of the tank. Pushed it in, and bingo! Came out.
I attempted to do the whole flathead screwdriver and hammer method. Beat the crap out of it. Also, I have no clue what I'm really doing. No luck so far. I've read a bunch of people mention the drilling method like you did. Where exactly do you drill, what size drill bit, how far do you drill down the locking cylinder so I don't puncture anything, etc.? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Probably going to put a keyless gas cap on it.

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