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Fuel filler covers- Which one do you have?

I always thought that the fuel hatch covers were kinda on the cosmetic side of things but I'm wanting to see what you all have and if you feel that it does a good job of keeping water/ contaminants out of the plastic OEM housing and subsequently out of the fuel filler. I just don't trust the seal on the OEM gas-cap nor on the locking gas-cap either.

What brand do you have?

Do you like it?

Does it keep water out of the fuel-filler housing?

Thanks much for any input.

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I keep thinking of getting one of these covers too but all the ones I've seen look pretty cheap in terms of quality. I'd also like to see if any good ones are out there.

BTW, if the seal on your gas cap is failing the cover may save your filler from dirt but isn't going to stop the check engine light from coming on.

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I bought one for a boat. I like it real well. It has has a lid that flips up and stays attached. I don't think it has a vent except when the lid is open. I can check and see next time I am out.

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i'm lookin at some on ebay ...but i don't know if i want a chrome or black one ...
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NO issue with CEL. I know that it must seal to some extent, but I still feel like a cover might make me feel a little more at ease... like when I'm washing the Jeep or it's raining sideways... just extra insurance to keep shit out.

No chrome for me... only looking for black.. the less blingy crap on it the better. I don't even like the Mopar logo-d ones, although if someone can give me some positive feedback on that one, I'd consider it.

It also has to be absolutely no larger diameter than the OEM plastic piece. because I have corner guards that fit very snug around it.

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I don't even like the Mopar logo-d ones, although if someone can give me some positive feedback on that one, I'd consider it.
Stub, I think you'd look really pretty with a Mopar logo'd fuel filler cover. Positive enough? Considering it now?

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I look really fucking pretty no matter what I've got covering my fill-hole.

Your point is moot at best.

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EDIT: on-topic, I have a Mopar locking gas cap and no fuel filler cover.

The cover won't affect sealing at all and won't keep dust out of the filler area, but it may have some advantage beyond the immeasurable aerodynamic improvement.

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I picked up an OEM (from China) Mopar one on eBay for around $30. Perfect fit and finish.

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I need to get a locking cover; my gas keeps getting siphoned

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I need to get a locking cover; my gas keeps getting siphoned
For real..?

I thought they made siphoning of gas from newer cars damn near impossaible.

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I always thought that the fuel hatch covers were kinda on the cosmetic side of things but I'm wanting to see what you all have and if you feel that it does a good job of keeping water/ contaminants out of the plastic OEM housing and subsequently out of the fuel filler. I just don't trust the seal on the OEM gas-cap nor on the locking gas-cap either.

What brand do you have?

Do you like it?

Does it keep water out of the fuel-filler housing?

Thanks much for any input.
I got a rugged ridge one like this. The fucking locking mechanism sucks though. When it was new it worked great now I don't even lock it since it was such a pain in the ass to unlock.

But I think that you would need a gasket around the cover as well as seal the inside of the fuel area to keep water out.

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I need to get a locking cover; my gas keeps getting siphoned
That is why I bought one to begin with when gas was hovering over $3.50 a gallon.

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How about this one? Wouldn't want to put the wrong thing in your "fill hole"...


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I've got the mopar one. Had one on a couple of my jeeps now. It works fine, looks good, doesn't feel like it's going to break off. It's not going to keep dust out as it's not sealed at all, but may keep you from having to scoop mud and shit out of there.

From what I've heard the RR and similar ones that lock (mopar one doesn't lock), the opening is too small and they feel cheap.

don't have any experience with it, but the Drake one looks kinda cool.

Edit: Pain and I posted at the same time. ^ that's the drake one.

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I've bought the Mopar version a couple of times and it is definitely worth the sub $100 investment. It cleans up the Jeep and makes cool noises when you close it. #makeitclap


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How about this one? Wouldn't want to put the wrong thing in your "fill hole"...

Man... If it said "PENIS" instead of "FUEL"... I might buy it.

Not my style but thanks. I may hit up Markiss for a quote on a Mopar one.

Thought there would be a few more replies/ reviews... meh.

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I have this one.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Mounta...af0662&vxp=mtr
Its black and it locks, my two needs. Keeps shit out of the filler pocket and cleans up the looks of the Jeep, two bonuses. Installed in like 10 minutes, I give the lock a squirt of WD40 every couple months or so when I wash the Jeep. Finish is holding up, no complaints.

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Stub, I've got a RR one I bought over a year ago and refuse to put on. It's cheap feeling and the mounting method is to run screws into the OEM plastic to hold it on. Not my cup o' coffee. But . . . it's yours if you want it. Just pay to ship.

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Stub, I've got a RR one I bought over a year ago and refuse to put on. It's cheap feeling and the mounting method is to run screws into the OEM plastic to hold it on. Not my cup o' coffee. But . . . it's yours if you want it. Just pay to ship.
I can't thank You enough. My only concern ( with you wasting your time shipping this) is that from the pics I've seen, it looks as if it's slightly bigger diameter than the OEM plastic housing. I say that because when I see pics of it, it looks as if its flush against the tub/ body. I'm guessing that since you mount it onto the existing housing that they made it over-sized because it would look like ass if you could see that it was just screwed into the OEM housing.

I have zero room around the OEM housing due to my corner-guards.

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I have a Mopar fuel cover on my jeep. I initially had AEV corners and now have Metal Cloak corners. No fitment issues whatsoever.
I don't know what corners you have, but if they are PS, it will fit. They are farmed out to the same manufacturer as AEV.

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How about this one? Wouldn't want to put the wrong thing in your "fill hole"...

I actually kind of like this one, it's from Drake's offroad which is pricey but they usually do some quality gear if you like things a little more blingy without being over the top. I think you can get it all in flat black too. I'd do a little "custom" on it and get rid of the fake carbon fiber because that's so 2002 Ducati vs. modern Jeep.

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I have the Drake one also. You can easily remove that silver aluminum ring and paint it with color-match paint (or whatever you want) and it looks much better. You also don't have to have the "FUEL" label on there, its just a sticker. I never put mine on there and it looks much cleaner.
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Mopar door here as well, found it on Amazon for like $30. Looks much better than the gaping hole in the side in stock form. 40k on a jeep and an exposed gas cap just doesn't seem right.
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