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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone,

Very happy to be part of the Ford gang! Have never owner a Ford before (always had a Japanese cars/trucks) I just purchased a 2008 Ford F250 King Ranch Super Duty for 5th wheel hauling. Am loving my big, beautiful, powerful truck.

I am planning on taking it to Baja Mexico in the fall and am a bit concerned about getting my gas siphoned (it happened with my 2002 Tacoma last time) I have read that most "newer" vehicles have anti siphoning systems. I just want your reassurance that my truck has this... I've read that those locking gas caps are useless and are more hassles than they are worth.

If anyone can let me know if my fuel will stay where it should it would be great.

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well , how hard do you want them to try / not try

'cause you'll never beat the guy who brings a hammer a punch and a bucket

maybe the best plan is to not put much more than needed in the tank at any one time

then when parked there isn't much to lose ??

sorry there's no real way to stop the determined thief .. except booby traps

I'll leave that to you ..

but to answer .. can you , yourself shove a hose far enough down the fill tube to get to fuel ?

most cars after the switch to unleaded and the smaller fill hole that blocked out the larger leaded fuel pump nozzle , also had a blocker in the tube, further down to help prevent a hose going down

like I said , try

a piece of garden hose will be way way to big
think half that size or less
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and if you're gonna try .. pick some hose that won't rip apart or cut easily when you pull it out

surgical tubing would probably be a really BAD idea..
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Thanks to everyone who replied. I think only putting small amounts of gas in is a great suggestion!
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