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the benifits of soap in your gas tank...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by surfermatt, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Aug 1, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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    surfermatt

    surfermatt [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So basically this is what happened...

    I got home last sunday from up north and needed to get gas before the work week, well my truck wouldnt start. thought I was just low on gas so I bought a couple gallons but it still wont start. It was cranking strong but wouldnt turn over.

    The next day I order a fuel pump from URD for $100 instead of 370 from the dealer. 2 days later I got the part and was ready to go. I removed my bed and took apart the tank, since our pump is inside of it. Thats when I noticed tons of particles in the gas itself!!

    Dropped the tank and filtered out a couple of gallons of fuel and dumped the rest. I thought it was sugar at first, since people are dicks like that, but you could smell the soap over the gas fumes and see the bubbles once I washed it out. I put it all back together and it started first try :D
    sooo stoked at this point...

    afterwards I put some fuel injector cleaner in, changed the spark plugs and tranny fluid

    oh and invested in a locking gas cap!!!!!

    I was pissed at first but all in all it made me appreciate my truck even more :)
     
  2. Aug 1, 2011 at 10:49 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    So glad my taco came with a locking gas cap lol
     
  3. Aug 1, 2011 at 10:51 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    Did ya get caught cheating?
     
  4. Aug 1, 2011 at 10:53 PM
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    why does everyone keep asking that!?!? lmao
     
  5. Aug 1, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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    deffinatley not lol :rolleyes:
     
  6. Aug 1, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    so you’r saying soap is better than sugar? and that you are a cheater?




    jk :)
     
  7. Aug 1, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    So the moral of the story is...if you're gonna cheat, buy a locking gas cap.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2011 at 11:01 PM
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    best 12 bucks youll spend
     
  9. Aug 1, 2011 at 11:02 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    hahaha. you just kinda admitted to cheating!
     
  10. Aug 1, 2011 at 11:06 PM
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    im just kidding lol

    It happened while working cause I park in the garage, i dont know anyone in the area were currently building in so idk who it was
     
  11. Aug 1, 2011 at 11:08 PM
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    well i guess it’s good that you not a cheating bas***ed
     
  12. Aug 1, 2011 at 11:12 PM
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    yup... anything else I can do to clean out the engine?
     
  13. Aug 1, 2011 at 11:14 PM
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    i have no idea! i have never had it happen. lol. and i have never done much to cars/trucks
     
  14. Aug 1, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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    well i think if there was damage itd be done by now, and yup sugar is nasty to engines!
     
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    If it had been sugar...he woulda been in way more trouble then not starting lol
     
  16. Aug 2, 2011 at 7:03 AM
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  17. Aug 2, 2011 at 7:15 AM
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    yeah i got the locking door and locking gas cap

    its kind of annoying filling up but a friend of mine had some ex bitch put all kinds of stuff in his gas tank

    not gonna happen to me
     
  18. Aug 2, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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    you had to piss someone off lol
     
  19. Aug 2, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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    whered you get the door? and was it color matched?

    all I could find was the caps
     
  20. Aug 2, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    yeah it came with the truck from the factory
     
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