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Did anyone who has taken delivery of a Duster get a locking petrol cap on the car?

It was in the specifications when i ordered mine, but on seeing my vehicle at the dealer pre-delivery, it is not fitted. I realise they sometimes change specification without warning, but I'm interested to find if I'm the odd one out!
 

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Mine is a Diesel too and it also has the locking cap as pictured above.
 

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I will have to check with one of my mot testing customers but I am sure if the outer petrol flap is locking central or key you don't need a locking cap. everything else requires a locking cap to be fitted to pass an mot.
 

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woah......thats pricey...! But peace of mind knowing the fuel you put in won't be nicked or siphoned off, and over the years that adds up to £1000's, then it seems good money well spent to me :)
 

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Found this for you after doing a search on the Forum. ;)

Posted by scottie55 on 27 March 2013 - 05:07 PM in Dacia Duster Forum

I want to get a locking fuel cap for my Duster 4x2 Access (petrol).
Any suggestions on where I can get one and am I looking for vented or non vented?

I bought mine from http://www.petrolcaps.com for £17.99. Seems to be a perfect fit
 
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That sounds more like it Tozci :)
 

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Have to buy the petrol cap for the duster £58.00
Why? Dacia should be putting this right as according to http://www.mot-test.net/mock-test/fuel-system/ no locking cap = MOT failure.

Common faults

  • Fuel leaks. Any fuel leak will result in an MOT test failure. Not only does a fuel leak present a fire risk, but it can also cause a hazard for other road users if fuel is spilled onto the road surface.
  • Incorrect fuel cap. To pass an MOT test the fuel system must be complete with a locking fuel filler cap. If the cap can't be locked then the vehicle will fail the MOT test.
  • Fuel tank condition. If the fuel tank is in a bad condition this can often result in an MOT failure. For example advanced corrosion or serious road damage may cause the tank to be unsafe.
  • Fuel pipe condition. Corroded or damaged fuel pipes can be the cause of a failed MOT test. Advanced corrosion can lead to fuel leaks.
 

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There's no requirement to have a lockable fuel filler cap to pass the MOT. The cap simply needs to be secure and form a good seal.

I cannot find a VOSA reference for you but have put 2 Fiat Panda 4x4s through MOTs without locking fuel caps, the most recently was in October last year. No problems encountered.
 

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There's no requirement to have a lockable fuel filler cap to pass the MOT. The cap simply needs to be secure and form a good seal.

I cannot find a VOSA reference for you but have put 2 Fiat Panda 4x4s through MOTs without locking fuel caps, the most recently was in October last year. No problems encountered.
Good to know - just read through the VOSA ref which agrees with your view. Still a bit of an odd omission not to fit a lockable cap. Even my old £5400 agila had one... and a stereo !!
 

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http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/repository/CONT071791.pdf

See page 3 of this document. I think that the requirement that the key to the fuel filler cap is available might be interpreted by some as a need for a lockable filler cap. It isn't, it is there to ensure the MOT tester can examine the filler cap properly if it is lockable.
 

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Why? Dacia should be putting this right as according to http://www.mot-test.net/mock-test/fuel-system/ no locking cap = MOT failure.

Common faults

  • Fuel leaks. Any fuel leak will result in an MOT test failure. Not only does a fuel leak present a fire risk, but it can also cause a hazard for other road users if fuel is spilled onto the road surface.
  • Incorrect fuel cap. To pass an MOT test the fuel system must be complete with a locking fuel filler cap. If the cap can't be locked then the vehicle will fail the MOT test.
  • Fuel tank condition. If the fuel tank is in a bad condition this can often result in an MOT failure. For example advanced corrosion or serious road damage may cause the tank to be unsafe.
  • Fuel pipe condition. Corroded or damaged fuel pipes can be the cause of a failed MOT test. Advanced corrosion can lead to fuel leaks.
I spotted exactly this page on the web. Discussed it at some length with the engineer who does the MOTs at my dealers. He assures me that he would pass a Duster Access with the non locking petrol cap. He says the regs , above , mean that the cap must have a positive click tightening action which pulls it into the filler tube. He is adamant that it does not mean that the cap must have a key lock.

This clashes with Dacia CS who told me that the non key locking cap on my Access Duster was incorrect and that I should contact my dealer ! I tend to believe the " dealer man " who does the MOTs himself.
 

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Why? Dacia should be putting this right as according to http://www.mot-test.net/mock-test/fuel-system/ no locking cap = MOT failure.

Common faults

  • Fuel leaks. Any fuel leak will result in an MOT test failure. Not only does a fuel leak present a fire risk, but it can also cause a hazard for other road users if fuel is spilled onto the road surface.
  • Incorrect fuel cap. To pass an MOT test the fuel system must be complete with a locking fuel filler cap. If the cap can't be locked then the vehicle will fail the MOT test.
  • Fuel tank condition. If the fuel tank is in a bad condition this can often result in an MOT failure. For example advanced corrosion or serious road damage may cause the tank to be unsafe.
  • Fuel pipe condition. Corroded or damaged fuel pipes can be the cause of a failed MOT test. Advanced corrosion can lead to fuel leaks.
by locking fule cap they mean a cap on the fuel tank that locks shut to fuel or fumes do not come out.

the locking by a key is optional.
 
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