Are the caps listed above made specifically for a malibu or Chevy? Do they provide the proper venting and back pressure? If so I'm interested.It looks as though there are a couple of choices for direct replacement locking fuel tank caps.
Stant part number 10511
Gates part number 31844
I'm pretty sure that Meijer carries Stant, but I don't know if they will have that specific part number.
Are you kidding me? That's insane, have not heard anything like that up here in Canada.I've read about that too, therefore a locking gas cap is a waste of money... Poking holes in gas tanks is risky, especially if you make a spark!
I have a CST 5903 ($23 @ AutoZone) on my '10. I think ACDelco 12F40L or Stant 10511/11511 will fit the filler neck but may be too tall and thus interfere with the fuel door. The only problem with the CST cap is that you have to have the lock cylinder in the unlocked position to losen as well as tighten the cap which can be a hassle. I find that it's best to remove the key in the unlocked position before turning the cap in either direction.Trying to figure out the next best thing, and purchase a locking gas cap for my 2010, but Stant only has it for the 08 model..
I too am more worried about vandals putting something into the tank (sugar, alcohol, acetone, vinegar or stronger acids, etc.) that will get me stranded somewhere awful. Any self respecting thief has to know that siphoning gas is not possible with late model cars. A locking fuel door sounds nice until you find it all iced up in the winter. I suppose the lack of one doesn't bother me.No one here has had a borderline psycho ex girlfriends? For me, it's not really about gas theft protection, but protection against damage to the engine caused by pouring whatever harmful substance into the gas tank. It's for peace of mind. Thanks Starship, I'll be looking into the CST 5903. So basically, everyone on this forum is okay with the Malibu not having a lock for the gas tank door?