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Fuel Slosh

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by stormyday, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Apr 16, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    stormyday

    stormyday [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone else have problems with a full tank and the fuel sloshing around?

    Last night my wife asked me where I learned to drive when I backed up at her parents and stopped and my truck was shaking from the fuel sloshing. (Of course I said from her.)
     
  2. Apr 16, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    Teocalli

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    Just add some sand into your fuel tank. Mixes like concrete.
     
  3. Apr 16, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    Okkine

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    I notice it once in a while... more than I did in my old car, but that's the trade off for having an 80 liter tank instead of a 40.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    Is that Toyota approved :D?
     
  5. Apr 16, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    Janster

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    Totally uncool man..... I know you're joking (atleast I hope your joking) - but some people might actually take this seriously.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2009 at 6:24 AM
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    Teocalli

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    Sorry. But I mean seriously. The guy was asking for it. Look at it this way. I'm just promoting Auto Darwinism one less head on collision at a time. My apologies for those even considering putting sand in their gas tank to eliminate "gas sloshing". It's not a good idea. :cool:
     
  7. Apr 17, 2009 at 6:36 AM
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    Brunes

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    I gotta ask- How fast were you backing up?? I haven't noticed any issues, but I don't think I've backed/truned at greater than 15 mph or so...
     
  8. Apr 17, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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    Not fast at all. I only moved a couple of feet. It also does it when I pull into my garage. It has always done it, but it is very noticeable when the tank is almost full.
     
  9. Apr 17, 2009 at 7:08 AM
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    Brunes

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    Interesting- I have to try to pay attention and see if I've just not been noticing it or what.
     
  10. Apr 17, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    Joe B

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    I haven't heard any fuel sloshing yet.
     
  11. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:00 AM
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    06dak

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    I notice mine too. Maybe it's more noticeable on the Access Cab than on Double cabs? The probably assume the AC user will be using it as a truck rather than a sedan, so they don't need the sound insulation that a DC user needs... :)

    Anyway, it's annoying, but not much you can do about it
     
  12. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    GT_Taco

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    Yah I have a DC too.. and with a full tank backing into the garage it is really noticeable even after you stop and get out of the truck.. You'll hear the slosh. Especially if you have to hop up into the bed for something...
     
  13. Nov 21, 2011 at 12:31 AM
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    ZachMX

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    Noticed it the first time yesterday, freaked me out at first like, what the hell? never had a truck before, examined it a bit more, its only when I park in my garage which is on an incline a bit and stop suddenly. Glad to know I'm not the only one. = )
     
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