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Poll: Ford Easy Fuel (107 member(s) have cast votes)

Have you ever had fuel stolen via your cars filling system?

  1. YES (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. NO (107 votes [100.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 100.00%

Have you ever had your tank pierced and fuel stolen?

  1. YES (1 votes [0.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.93%

  2. NO (106 votes [99.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 99.07%

Have you ever had your fuel tampered with via the filling system?

  1. YES (1 votes [0.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.93%

  2. NO (106 votes [99.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 99.07%

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#1 cyb

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 09:24 AM

Because of all the ‘worries’ about Fords easy fuel system I thought we should have a poll on this matter. I have been driving for ooooooo a fair number of years and never had any problems with or without a locking fuel cap on my vehicles and I find all this ‘worrying’ rather unnecessary.
I find Fords system easy to use and should someone really want to steal your fuel a locking cap would be of little help and may cause more damage than without.

We are really only talking about the current Fiesta or cars with a similar ‘easy fuel’ system

So please choose your answers carefully so we can discover what really are the chances of this kind of thing happening to you.

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#2 Jedilard

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:46 AM

Voted.

In the past I've had fuel stolen (not a ford) and the damage they caused smashing the locking cap and the paint being chipped from forcing it was more than the value of the fuel.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 11:55 AM

Voted!

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 12:04 PM

I've never had fuel stolen but i can see how Fords design would increase that risk

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 01:28 PM

Voted, should be another option "ever got the fuel pump stuck inside the easy fuel system" :lol: i'd have to asnwer yes to that

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 04:07 PM

If you do not own a fiesta then you would not know it was an easy fuel system.Like how many other cars are easy fuel that we don't know about because we don't own them.So a would be thief would not know either.Thats my thought anyway.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:15 PM

If you do not own a fiesta then you would not know it was an easy fuel system.Like how many other cars are easy fuel that we don't know about because we don't own them.So a would be thief would not know either.Thats my thought anyway.

Ive read a post on here last january from a MK7 fiesta owner who said a thief drained his fuel tank by drilling it underneath the car so not many people know about it, although this thread will help inform alot of people if the search google this will appear in the listings :lol:

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:07 AM

If you do not own a fiesta then you would not know it was an easy fuel system.Like how many other cars are easy fuel that we don't know about because we don't own them.So a would be thief would not know either.Thats my thought anyway.


But you would if you wanted to steal petrol. They don't just happen to walk around with a jerry can hoping to drop on a car that has a come and empty me sign. They know their targets, they do their homework. They know which cars are easier to steal from, which locks are easier to break through, which windows are easier to get through etc etc. They may not use their intelligence for legal reasons, but they aren't all as thick as a lodging house butty.

There has been a market for M3 bumpers for a while now, because thieves know how easy they can be to remove, unless extra protection is put on after they leave the factory, but most M3 drivers don't know about this unless they are active on forums or wake up with their bumpers missing. Removing the standard M3 bumper is quicker than draining a tank of petrol and a lot more profitable.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:49 AM

There has been a market for M3 bumpers for a while now, because thieves know how easy they can be to remove, unless extra protection is put on after they leave the factory, but most M3 drivers don't know about this unless they are active on forums or wake up with their bumpers missing. Removing the standard M3 bumper is quicker than draining a tank of petrol and a lot more profitable.


I agree 100% and sadly it’s not just M3 bumpers as there are an awful lot of ‘sport’ variant models that suffer this

I’ll add that most ‘professional thief’s’ wouldn’t even chance getting 10 – 20 litres out of a Fiesta.
HGV drivers are suffering fuel theft far more than car driver and they have far better locking on their tanks, simply because the rewards are greater.

So far we have had 43 members vote on this poll - all NO's

But lets admit you need to be sensible, if say you go to Tesco fill up your car with fuel then park the car in a quiet part of the car park (so no-one hits it with a trolley) then go in and do your shopping, you are giving a thief a good chance to steal fuel or anything else from your car.
So simply park in the main area or fill up on the way home instead.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 03:36 PM

But if you have a central lock on the fuel door, you still not safe! that is just a second...
better if you never fill it up full, less weight more MPG :D
and they can take it out...

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:02 PM

I initially complained about the system before I got my Fiesta because I thought that you could just open the inner flap with your hands, knowing that you actually need a tube/ funnel with the proper diameter nozzle makes me feel a bit better about it.

I've only had my car for a few days so it probably wouldn't be worth me voting.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 05:12 PM

to steal anything from them you would either need to be a ford owner, or pay a stupid amount for the adapter that is in your boot to be able to open the fuel filler cap... although i have seen ford have started selling a lockable cap that can sit on top if you feel necessary

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 08:43 PM

48 votes all No
Think you have an answer :)

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 09:54 PM

Why does this keep appearing in the new posts lists?
Anyway it's a no from me & a no from him.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:28 PM

Why does this keep appearing in the new posts lists?
Anyway it's a no from me & a no from him.
Goodnight.


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