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Well... So, my truck burned down

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Argo98, Sep 11, 2019 at 5:53 PM.

  1. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:27 PM
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    2Gtacosr5

    2Gtacosr5 Active Member

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    Sonny, where I am is a place you have NEVER been...if the talley of a forum are credentials..well princess, build power and win trophies, impress us all aside of whining and going to GMC..win a trophy or two.

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  2. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:27 PM
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    JaCado

    JaCado Sutton, Popcorn Sutton.

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    I have the vin somewhere, never thought to run it though and see.
     
  3. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:28 PM
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    grrillA

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    you could have had an electrical line that you put it in, simply break free from a zip tie or shift near an exhaust component or something hot etc.... just because it has been 3 years since doing upgrades does not mean everything stays put.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:40 PM
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    wilcam47

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    havent pissed anyone off real bad lately have you? Sorry to hear your truck got burned but at least you got out...
     
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  5. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:44 PM
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    US Marine

    US Marine Semper Fi

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  6. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:59 PM
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    eon_blue

    eon_blue moist

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    I know of 2 people personally that rolled their trucks offroad and they were covered by insurance. Both were on fire roads though which I guess are still considered 'public'. If you roll or total your truck somewhere remote then, well you're probably SOL
     
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  7. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:14 PM
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    Argo98

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    Your literally standing next to a Ford, this in itself automatically disqualifies you from this forum in itself, Sonny

    Edit: typo
     
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  8. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:22 PM
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    Sumo91

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    Nice rig. Those Co Op tires would get through any mud hole! Had to chime in and say it lol
     
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  9. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:32 PM
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    OnHartung'sRoad

    OnHartung'sRoad -So glad I didn't take the other...

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    Somewhere in the Mojave Desert...
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    On some vehicles, gas fittings can come out of the part they are supposed to go into with the hose still securely attached to them. It happened to me in a old carbureted BMW while using low gears going down a steep hill. So much gas spilled in the engine bay that I could feel droplets on my legs from the vent. Had that touched off’ I would have burned before being able to stop.

    OP- just wondering if you felt any changes in acceleration or gas smell right before flameout or anytime before? Curious if it was pumping gas freely into the engine bay for very long (as in a fast leak), or over time with a pinhole leak?
     
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  10. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:32 PM
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    Those look like Gateway Monster Mudders !!!!
     
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  11. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:48 PM
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    I had a 10AN Fuel line let go on my Camaro a couple months ago . It was in my garage and I was warming up the motor and with the hood off . As I was looking thru the windshield to the right front I see a fountain of fluid about a foot above the fender

    I quickly shut the engine off get out of the Camaro and go to the engine area and see the right front of the engine and inner fender soaked . I then head to the back of the Camaro and shut the power off so no spark would ignite the fuel

    I'm still puzzled as to why it didn't ignite as the alternator and header was wet with race fuel

    I guess I got lucky !!!!!
     
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  12. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:52 PM
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    i've had fuel lines break and spray over a hot engine. Nothing. Power Steering line break? Instant fire. :(
     
  13. Sep 12, 2019 at 1:12 AM
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    And I’ve been here long enough to know who not to try to buy tires from.
     
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  14. Sep 12, 2019 at 3:37 AM
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    StayinStock CEO of The Itchyfeet Fanclub

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    Please stay in the bst section.
     
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    Let’s see if Toyota says this is normal.
    The main thing is you’re okay. Best wishes on your next ride.
     
  16. Sep 12, 2019 at 4:13 AM
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    NYCTaco52 I'll make ya go "ugh!"

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    Wowwwwwwwwww
     
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    Dodge what?
     
  18. Sep 12, 2019 at 4:28 AM
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    Our 2013 tundra had both cam towers leaking and a leaking timing chain cover. It wasn’t enough to drip on the exhaust manifold though, but the repair was $1800+ under warranty.
    :spending:
     
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    Hey Argo glad nobody got hurt. In addition to my 03 Taco, I have an 18 Ram EcoDiesel and so far love it. 27+mpg's and tows up to 8k. But as far as diesels don't burn.....they do. This engine is notoriously a fire hazard. Seems on the EcoD forums there is another burnt weekly. Mostly because of the chitty emissions stuff you are required to have on US diesels now-a-days. The EGR gets plugged up and overheats, melts the plastic intake manifolds then bursts into flames. You are at risk no matter what you buy. That being said, the 2020's will have the 3rd gen EcoD in them that is supposed to tow close to 10k, get 30mpgs and the fire issues have supposedly been fixed. Good luck with whatever you get.
     
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  20. Sep 12, 2019 at 5:08 AM
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    Tocamo Not to be confused with Camel Toe

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    Great time to get an Off-Road Taco instead of a Sport now.... :D:D:D:D

     
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