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What would you do?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ppeter, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Mar 26, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    ppeter

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    Came home just now from a few days out of town to find my fuel cap off and filler door open. Nothing else seemed to be disturbed and I don't think I'm missing any fuel. Kinda worried that someone might have dumped something in the tank. Should I drain the tank?

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  2. Mar 26, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Maybe it was like that from last gas fill ?
     
  3. Mar 26, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    i find it necessary to put that in any "what would you do" thread. . . . and i would break out the garden hose and drain that puppy. first i would just ask around though, see if there's a reasonable explanation for it. people might have seen.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    I cant say about draining the tank, but I would look into buying a locking cap myself. So do you have any neighbors that dont like you?
     
  5. Mar 26, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    I wish...but I know it wasn't.



    i find it necessary to put that in any "what would you do" thread. . . . and i would break out the garden hose and drain that puppy. first i would just ask around though, see if there's a reasonable explanation for it. people might have seen.[/QUOTE]


    LOL thanks its been a while since I watched team america.
     
  6. Mar 26, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Bummer , well as the others said , drain it , better safe than sorry .
     
  7. Mar 26, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    Ya...think you guys a right about the locking cap. I felt like it was safe in this area so I don't even lock the doors. I Leave the keys in it half the time at work. Thanks guys

    I wish it wasn't almost full!
     
  8. Mar 26, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    Isn't there a screen in the top of the tank? Sand/whatnot would be in the bottom and not siphon-able out. If you think it was tampered with, drop it and drain it.

    If there was a chance you did it, well, I don't know what I would do. The fuel pump has a scene on it; statistics are on your side. If no fuel was taken it was most likely a "drive by".
     
  9. Mar 26, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    very unnerving. hope no one put anything in there. this is a wake up call-i better scoot to autozone and grab me a locking cap. trust no1 :alien:


    ..and oh i agree with OZ-T
     
  10. Mar 26, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    :)
    Gota be carefull what I'm disclosing haha.
    Anyway thanks everyone for your advice.
     
  11. Mar 26, 2011 at 11:01 PM
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    ok, just read through the posts and noone has beat me to my assumption.... due to the screen thats in the filler neck(or wherever on the fill side) it would prevent any hose, large debris, or anything other than liquid probably from going down. so my 'assumption' is that someone(some scumbag obviously).. attempted to siphon your gas, and when realized he couldnt shove his 'siphon device' down your filler neck, he picked up his crack pipe, strapped up his hightop nike's and took off... just the first thing that came to my head though.. if someone wanted to sabotage you they would probably put the cap on and close the door so it would look like nothing happened
     
  12. Mar 27, 2011 at 12:53 AM
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    If I were the OP I would just drive it. If someone poured crap in the tank they would have recapped it. Im guessing someone needed a Tacoma gas cap nothing more.
     
  13. Mar 30, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    I didn't want to mess with 15 gallons of fuel so I took it in to have the dealer drain and clean the tank and they found nothing. At least I know and don't have to worry. Soooo locking gas cap.....check. Haha

    Again thanks for your advice.
     
  14. Mar 30, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    Good to hear that nothing was dumped in there at least!
     
  15. Mar 31, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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