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Gas "Flap Gate"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by YoterHead, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Mar 6, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    YoterHead

    YoterHead [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Is there supposed to be a "flap gate" on gas tanks of these truck? I just noticed today that mine doesn't have one. I'm talking about the area where the gas nozzle goes. A lot of cars have a thin metal flap right there that you push in with the gas nozzle when you fill up. I don't know if our trucks don't have one or mine is missing.

    Weird question I know. I searched but couldn't find any pics.
     
  2. Mar 6, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    godofspeed

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    I have a 2010 and I do not have one. I noticed it the other day.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    ShadowFalken

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    If I understand your question correctly, the answer is no. The valving like that is usually now built into the tank area.

    Some new vehicles do come with capless tanks but this is not one of them. Some vehicles now have a "NASCAR" style filler port that you just push the nozzle into. When you pull the spout out it self seals. For those that lose caps, I guess.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    YoterHead

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    Interesting. Thanks for the info.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2010 at 5:38 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    My '08 does not have that little flap either. Like shadow said, pretty sure it's just for those that lose/forget to re-cap and prevent stuff from getting in the tank.
     
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