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Aloha All,
What's the deal with needing to hear three clicks when you screw in your gas cap? Is it just to be sure you've got a good seal?

The reason I ask, is I'd like to get a non-Honda locking gas cap with a combination lock rather than a key, but I keep hearing about people using non-OEM caps having problems with the "check engine" light coming on.

I would think that a gas cap is a gas cap and all of them should create a nice seal when screwed in tightly. If nothing else, I'd think you could add a flat washer of some sort.

What's so special about the Honda caps?

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eKennedy
 

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I don't know what's special about the honda vs. non-OEM caps, but we tried the non-OEM cap and a few days later a warning light came on. Even replacing the original cap and waiting the possible 3 days for it to reset the light didn't work. We had to go back to the dealer. Someone here on the board had a different solution to the reset the light problem - I think it was disconnecting the battery? Help me out folks, if you remember.

Someone also had theirs keyed so the ignition key worked on the gas cap.
 

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I'd like to find out about the rekeying. Those keys are so huge...and to carry two of them is ridiculous. Why does the gas key has to be that large!
 

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Not only is the gas cap key H-U-G-E, it's the same size, shape and colors as the ignition key - the only visible difference is the Honda "H" logo is plain black instead of painted silver. I'm just going to leave mine in the change box :idea: so I don't have to lug it around all day.

My dealer's parts dept couldn't find this on their PC and swore that it didn't exist. I insisted and they finally found the stock # in a 3 ring binder -AND- it was in stock:

Genuine Honda E locking gas cap stock #: 17680-SAA-G00, $31.00

Expensive but cheaper than if some nimrod puts sugar, water or dirt into your tank.
 

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So back to the original question: What does the OEM cap have that non-OEM caps don't?

I think the combo lock cap would be sweet if I could get it to work correctly.

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the oem cap dose not allow pressure release! very simlply The E raguires a pressurized fuel tank, which a lot of car manufactures are switching to, the problem is that a lot of after market caps are still designed for older cars that need pressure release. The reason for pressure release? less work for the fuel pump!
 

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NO NO NO...

You're supposed to CLICK YOUR HEELS three times...
 
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