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So I went to my vehicle this morning and noticed a little yellow puddle at the driver's rear tire. At first I was a bit worried thinking it may be brake fluid from the road course event, however, I dipped my finger into it did not smell like brake fluid, it smelled like urine. I sure hope it was urine from a cat or dog and not from a human.

I work in the health care field so it did smell like human urine. Anyway, I though the worse case scenario that someone might of urinated in my gas tank, who knows.

So, I went to my local auto parts store and bought a locking fuel cap for $20. I suggest it to anyone that lives in a condo or apt building. Yes we cameras and roving security in my condo but as usual, no has seen anything.

I was only at a quarter tank from Sebring so I went to top of and will drive her slowly until all is gone and then refuel again. I hope it was a lost dog or cat but who knows, I've been getting dirty looks ever since I installed those SLP loud mouths. So point of this is to get a locking cap for peace of mind.

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hmmmmm, was there any residue inside the filler door area? any streaks down the paint? Definitely sucks if someone did that, but I do have to laugh that you put your finger in it though.... :)

 

I couldn't tell if there were any residue because the car was filthy. I was planning on washing my car today, it was still dirty from the Sebring event. It sucks having to share a open space with others. I can't wait to buy a house again. My said looked at me funny when I told her I put my finger in it to smell it.

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Really? You put your finger in an unknown substance???:banghead:

Keep an eye on your check engine light. I had put a locking gas cap on a couple of years ago when gas here went up and

cars were getting their tanks drained. After a couple months of having the cap on the light came on. I put the original cap back in place

and the light went out. Bought another locking cap and had the same issue after a few months. Back went the original cap and the

check engine light went out. I asked the service rep about this and he said it has been an issue with other mustangs too. No real

answer from him as to why though.

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Really? You put your finger in an unknown substance???:banghead:

Keep an eye on your check engine light. I had put a locking gas cap on a couple of years ago when gas here went up and

cars were getting their tanks drained. After a couple months of having the cap on the light came on. I put the original cap back in place

and the light went out. Bought another locking cap and had the same issue after a few months. Back went the original cap and the

check engine light went out. I asked the service rep about this and he said it has been an issue with other mustangs too. No real

answer from him as to why though.

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I hope all of my pre and post deployment immunizations will protect me from anything, lol.

Thanks for the tip though about the check engine light. I still have the oem cap just incase.

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Really? You put your finger in an unknown substance???:banghead:

Keep an eye on your check engine light. I had put a locking gas cap on a couple of years ago when gas here went up and

cars were getting their tanks drained. After a couple months of having the cap on the light came on. I put the original cap back in place

and the light went out. Bought another locking cap and had the same issue after a few months. Back went the original cap and the

check engine light went out. I asked the service rep about this and he said it has been an issue with other mustangs too. No real

answer from him as to why though.

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I had the same problem as you with gas caps put 2 locking caps on the expedition and shelby. I didn't get a check engine light but the wife truck wouldn't pass inspection so the dealer put back the factory one and problem solved.

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I would buy the Ford locking gas cap that allows for the proper pressure vent.

 

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I did, and it was worth the price just because of the two-sided key: you don't have to figure out which edge goes which way, just like your ignition key!

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