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Filling plastic gas cans?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Gray Tacoma, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Apr 16, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    Gray Tacoma

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    Someone was telling me not to fill gas cans in the plastic bed of the Tacomas..static electricy builds up and can cause a spark and Boom.. Any one else heard of this ?
     
  2. Apr 16, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    David K

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    NEVER fill ANY can in the bed of any truck... Put on the ground or else BOOM!
     
  3. Apr 16, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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  4. Apr 16, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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  5. Apr 16, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    Yarp...Not just composite beds. ALWAYS fill on the ground...
     
  6. Apr 16, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    All the pumps at gas stations I have ever been to always have signs/stickers indicating NOT to fill tanks in the bed of the truck. Take a look next time your fueling up.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    blackbox

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    I never worried about this, but a store employee ran outside one day when I was filling a gas can in the bed, told me I had to put it on the ground. So, I did some research, the employee wasn't some kind of nazi, it really is necessary to put them on the ground. Scary stuff.
     
  8. Apr 16, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    ALWAYS put it on the ground boys if not you do this weird dance and fall to the ground and start rolling!!!:D
     
  9. Apr 16, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    An absolute no shiter there. The gas flowing through the nozzle into the container will build up a static charge and spark when removed. BOOM!
     
  10. Apr 17, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    Thanks for adding that video! Is there more of it... like was there an explosion of the truck's fuel tank?
     
  11. Apr 17, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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  12. Apr 17, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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  13. Apr 17, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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  14. Apr 17, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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    Most pumps have a sticker that says "Do not get back in your car while dispensing fuel". I wonder if her insurance company gave her crap over this claim?
     
  15. Apr 17, 2011 at 10:28 PM
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