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Unbelievable gas leak.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacoRan, May 20, 2010.

  1. May 20, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    TacoRan

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    So I’m driving home from work and I stop for gas. I take the cap off and put the nozzle in, squeeze the trigger and SPLASH! Gas comes spilling off the frame and all over the ground. It was as if there was no filler neck at all. I immediately pull the nozzle out to see if the filler line from the cap to the tank had somehow come undone from the body or something. I don’t know. Everything looked okay so I peak under the truck to see what’s what, being careful since there’s gas everywhere! Sure enough there is a huge hole on the tope of the filler neck just before it enters the tank. I can’t believe I didn’t notice there was no suction when I removed the gas cap. What the hell. I limped it to the dealer on fumes since I couldn’t fill it. Ironically I had an appointment for the next day to have the frame inspected for you guessed it, rust! Got the neck repaired too. I had to pay for the repair to the filler neck but they gave me a loner and sprayed the frame all nice and pretty. Funny thing is, there really isn't alot of rust under there for a 9 year old truck that's seen alot of salt, sand, and mud.
     
  2. May 20, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Good thing you got that fixed.
     
  3. May 20, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    Kappes03

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    Sabotage?
     
  4. May 20, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    TacoRan

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    The wife was suprised to see me that night?
     
  5. May 20, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    DocBrown86

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    Weird, same thing happened to me a couple weeks ago.

    My CEL came on one day with some evap codes. I thought nothing of it, just thought I had a vacuum line unplugged or something.

    Next day, I went to go fill up, and gas spilled everywhere! I looked at my filler hose, and saw it was perfectly cut in the middle. Upon closer inspection, I found hacksaw marks in the rubber. Damn thieves. I never even noticed my fuel level drop.

    Luckily, that hose was easy to replace. I didnt even have to drop the tank! But the easy access to the hose is what started the whole problem.
     
  6. May 20, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    Manlaan

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    Hate thieves. At least they didn't puncture the tank, which would seem like a much more effective way to steal gas in a truck.
     
  7. May 20, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    SC4333

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    On most vehicles there is a one way valve in the filler neck, and it usually consists of a ball valve that will not allow gas to pour out from the filler in the event of a roll over. Someone could have possibly cut the filler hose because they couldn't get a tube down the filler to siphon off your fuel.
     
  8. May 20, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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    DocBrown86

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    Yeah, I realized that when I saw the hacksaw marks in the hose, and the big ass gap that lets you reach the hose.
     
  9. May 20, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    Wait so now a locking gas cap isn't enough. They are just gonna cut the hose. Sounds like a good mod for someone to make Armored filler hose.
     
  10. May 20, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    Cant recall, but I think its harder to reach the hose on a 2nd gen
     
  11. May 20, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    Hopefully someone thought that thru. Either way if they really want it they will get it.
     
  12. May 20, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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    tacobo670

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    i've seen a couple of cars/trucks like that. some where they actually drilled into the bottom of the fuel tank! and they were stealing cat.converters of the older model trucks cuz they had some amount of platinum in them or something. that sucks man
     
  13. May 21, 2010 at 2:41 AM
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    Yeah I got a fuckin' mod for them but it don't involve armored hoses, a small amount of lead & a dark gray or black explosive propellant will be required to complete this mod though .....:D :cool:
     
  14. May 21, 2010 at 3:34 AM
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    This didn't happen at a BP, did it? It would only be fitting...
     
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