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Siphon Gas

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mcgiiver, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Apr 23, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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    mcgiiver

    mcgiiver [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I can't seem to siphon gas out of my Tacoma, 2009, . Is there a screen which prevents putting a hose into the tank?
     
  2. Apr 23, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    jw1983

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    Maybe the tank is empty?
     
  3. Apr 24, 2012 at 5:31 AM
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    spithead051

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    You can't siphon gas out of our tanks. There's an anti-siphon device inside the filler tube.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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    jw1983

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    I wish that my 81 Malibu Classic had one. If gas prices were to skyrocket then my Chevy would have been the first to get hit lol. I'm glad that there is something there to where someone can't get my gas, well unless they wanna destroy my gas tank to get at it.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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    canoeski

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    Debadged. ARE Topper. Tailgate mods, including locking handle. BAMF LCA skids.
    So that's why my 2012 doesn't have a locking gas cap or door.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    pdrunk

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    I don't think that's the reason....and from what I've read around here the locking gas cap you can buy isn't all that good.

    Nothing to stop vandals or angry ex-girlfriends
     
  7. Apr 24, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    PhishPhryer

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    What if you need to do it? Is there a way?
     
  8. Apr 24, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    spithead051

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    People can still get to your gas tank. Just take a screwdriver and stab it.
     
  9. Apr 24, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    1GR

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    At the dealer, we disconnect the fuel line in the engine bay and use our special computer to activate the fuel pump. Is there a reason you need to syphone your tank?
     
  10. Apr 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    tacomathom

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    There is never a good reason to siphon gasoline with a garden hose & your mouth as the pump. Aspirating liquid gasoline into the lungs can cause chemical pneumonia resulting in serious (is there any other kind?) lung damage! The 2nd Gen Tacoma's have a screen at the bottom of the filler tube so you can't use a hand pump either.
     
  11. Apr 24, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    DubVtundy

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    drop your tank and empty it :notsure:
     
  12. Apr 24, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    MountainEarth

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    My locking gas cap has been great. No problems.
     
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