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#4512355 - 09/10/17 01:58 PM Ford Easy Fill Capless fuel filler
buck91 Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
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Loc: West Michigan
So Looking for some options here to install a gas cap on my 2011 and 2014 Fords. Both have the same style capless fuel filler, and believe its the earlier version. Just the flapper inside the large recessed opening, no flat cover like later models. Would like to put a cap on each to prevent dirt/grit/crud. 95k on my F150 with no problems but at 80k the Explorer is having some EVAP leaks. Did the compressed air -> funnel bang trick but want to prevent further issues.

I see the FoMoCo locking plug, but I don't need to carry any more keys and the wife would just...not like it. Are there any snap in designs?
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#4512358 - 09/10/17 02:09 PM Re: Ford Easy Fill Capless fuel filler [Re: buck91]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
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Subbed. I have thought the same for mine but have no ideas.
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#4512362 - 09/10/17 02:14 PM Re: Ford Easy Fill Capless fuel filler [Re: buck91]
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Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
Originally Posted By: buck91
So Looking for some options here to install a gas cap on my 2011 and 2014 Fords. Both have the same style capless fuel filler, and believe its the earlier version. Just the flapper inside the large recessed opening, no flat cover like later models. Would like to put a cap on each to prevent dirt/grit/crud. 95k on my F150 with no problems but at 80k the Explorer is having some EVAP leaks. Did the compressed air -> funnel bang trick but want to prevent further issues.

I see the FoMoCo locking plug, but I don't need to carry any more keys and the wife would just...not like it. Are there any snap in designs?

I bought one of those Ford locking plugs for my specific model- would not fit- not at all ;(

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#4512373 - 09/10/17 02:33 PM Re: Ford Easy Fill Capless fuel filler [Re: buck91]
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Registered: 12/16/07
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I've had a genuine Ford locking cap on my 2015 Focus since day one. Fits and works perfectly. But yeah, it's got a key. I leave the key in the center console - it never leaves the car.
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#4512412 - 09/10/17 03:31 PM Re: Ford Easy Fill Capless fuel filler [Re: buck91]
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I have a locking plug on my Mustang. It fits perfect. There is none offered for my mom's 2014 Fusion however. The capless fill was a solution in search of a problem IMHO.
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#4512494 - 09/10/17 05:14 PM Re: Ford Easy Fill Capless fuel filler [Re: bdcardinal]
Kruse Offline


Registered: 10/05/05
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Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
The capless fill was a solution in search of a problem IMHO.


I agree, but with no facts to back up my argument, at least not yet.
My employer has a fleet of about 10 trucks, all Ford, and about half of them have this. These truck are used in some seriously dusty conditions, but we haven't needed a fuel filter or injector change yet on these vehicles.
IMO, the only advantage you have to these "capless" cars is that you'll never forget or misplace your gas cap.

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#4512509 - 09/10/17 05:24 PM Re: Ford Easy Fill Capless fuel filler [Re: buck91]
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Yes we have a fleet of Ford Suv's and trucks, all have capless, and I have not heard of one problem with it.
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#4512510 - 09/10/17 05:26 PM Re: Ford Easy Fill Capless fuel filler [Re: buck91]
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I sell a bunch of filler necks on all of them. Although the newer ones not as much.
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#4512590 - 09/10/17 06:54 PM Re: Ford Easy Fill Capless fuel filler [Re: bdcardinal]
ffhdriver Offline


Registered: 06/26/07
Posts: 423
Loc: Near Mobile
It was reported that the capless system stopped people from putting diesel into the gasoline cars which was a problem in some countries. Had a locking Ford plug/cap on my 2010 Fusion and it worked fine.

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#4512597 - 09/10/17 07:00 PM Re: Ford Easy Fill Capless fuel filler [Re: bdcardinal]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
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Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
The capless fill was a solution in search of a problem IMHO.


Bingo, another useless better idea.
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#4512614 - 09/10/17 07:19 PM Re: Ford Easy Fill Capless fuel filler [Re: buck91]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 5040
Loc: USA
Stant tried this idea with the instant Fill cap,and Kleenwheels did one as the "Permacap".Both poorly executed and broke nearly instantly many report.Both are discontinued.

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#4512618 - 09/10/17 07:22 PM Re: Ford Easy Fill Capless fuel filler [Re: buck91]
01rangerxl Offline


Registered: 04/08/06
Posts: 9246
Loc: Birmingham, AL
GM has started using this too.

I have sold one capless filler neck, I think it was on a Malibu rental car. Not really sure what went wrong, but I remember it being under warranty. It's not common for us though...yet.

I also had someone with a new Colorado call wanting a locking cap for it. They said someone had been siphoning gas from the truck. I'd figure the filler neck would have some sort of anti-siphon design, but maybe not, or maybe it's not good enough. That has so far been a one off complaint though.
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#4512633 - 09/10/17 07:41 PM Re: Ford Easy Fill Capless fuel filler [Re: ffhdriver]
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Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32628
Loc: ME
Originally Posted By: ffhdriver
It was reported that the capless system stopped people from putting diesel into the gasoline cars which was a problem in some countries. Had a locking Ford plug/cap on my 2010 Fusion and it worked fine.


Can't do it in the US b/c the unleaded nozzle is smaller by law and there's supposed to be a restrictor that keeps bigger nozzles out.

I always figured it was "because NASCAR".

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#4512884 - 09/11/17 05:55 AM Re: Ford Easy Fill Capless fuel filler [Re: buck91]
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Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 4213
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
Honda is starting to put this on their vehicles as well. The 2017 CRV has it. I'm not sure what is gained here? Easy use for the driver?
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#4518218 - 09/16/17 09:51 PM Re: Ford Easy Fill Capless fuel filler [Re: buck91]
buck91 Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
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Loc: West Michigan
Eh, the DIY cleaning/lubing didn't work. Popping a code for a gross EVAP leak. Seems the Easy Fill neck is most likely but definitely not for sure. Any thoughts?
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