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Fuel take-off port for parking heater?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mk5, Apr 10, 2020.

  1. Apr 10, 2020 at 11:26 PM
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    mk5

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    Does anyone know if there's a fuel take-off port on the gas tank on the 2nd gens? Like, a place where I can access non-pressurized fuel without having to drill into the tank somehow?

    I am thinking about getting a parking heater for next winter's camping adventures. It would be nice to just use gasoline from the main tank.
     
  2. Apr 11, 2020 at 10:46 AM
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    jbaker1976

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  3. Apr 11, 2020 at 11:33 AM
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    mk5

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    Yeah, I too have had one of the Chinese diesel parking heaters in my cart for some time!

    I would really like to avoid the complexity of a second fuel system on the truck, but the cost is certainly appealing! $150 for the knock-off diesel heater, vs. $550 for the knock-off gas heater, vs. $1500 for the Webasto gas heater.

    Even a 1 gallon diesel tank would provide several nights of heat, and would be pretty easy to hide under the bed. But without a whole evap system, well, I bet I'd be smelling diesel fuel in the camper. Nothing is going to beat the factory fuel tank, but I can't find any threads here where people talk about tapping into it.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2020 at 3:25 PM
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    jbaker1976

    jbaker1976 It's always Taco Tuesday

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    You nailed it. I don't want to smell gas, kerosene or diesel. Or burn my ass up while sleeping. Or die from fumes.
    Those cheap heaters have great reviews though. Only real complaint was the fuel pumps failed.
     

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