Questions tagged [fuel-tank]

A container within a vehicle that stores fuel for a vehicle with an internal combustion engine.

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Do cars consume less gasoline when the tank is full?

I noticed While driving my car the fuel refills last me a lot longer when I go for the full tank over the half tank. I feel that it takes a lot longer to go through the upper half of the tank than the ...
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Possible fuel filler leak in F-150 truck

I have a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup. When I refueled it yesterday, I noticed a strong gasoline smell and an oily liquid (presumably gasoline) dripping down off the bottom of the fuel tank. Only a small ...
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Diesel engine fuel return pressure — how high above the engine can the fuel tank be

This is specifically regarding an inline six cylinder direct injection, external injectors, and injection pump. Circa 1998. Just a stock standard Diesel motor.... But in general also. The bush camp ...
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Issue pumping gas after using a gas can on 2017 pacifica

I used a gas can to fill my tank, it is a capless fuel filler. I was not aware that there was a funnel I should have used. Ever since doing this the fuel pump at the gas station cuts off as soon as ...
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When i crank my 94 Chevy S 10 it leaks gas

It just happened today. My truck shut off and acted like it was out of gas so i added some gas to it. When i started the truck up it began gushing fuel somewhere between the filler to the tank. Also ...
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Can gasket sealant be used to seal friction fuel connections?

I have a two stroke trimmer with a plastic fuel tank and plastic fuel lines. At some point, these lines have been replaced with new lines that don't quite fit in the holes the old lines did (~0.5mm ...
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Fuel Tank Capacity

I have a Pulsar 150 2016 model motorcycle. Recently I started filling full tank fuel in my motorcycle. Yesterday I filled 17.4 litres of fuel with around 1 litre already in tank. My bike took 18.5 ...
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No drain in gas tanks?

According to my research most cars do not seem to have a drain in the gas tank. This is obviously a problem because there is no way to get water and sediment out of the bottom of the tank if there is ...
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What are these parts? Underside of Mercedes Sprinter close to fuel tank

These are from underside of Mercedes Sprinter close to fuel tank. One goes to the engine, the other to a diesel heater. I think they're too small to the fuel filters or pumps. What are they?
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2008 Sebring Convertible fuel tank won't take fuel

My wife's car is a 2008 Chrysler Sebring convertible. The problem is that it won't accept more than 3/4 tank of fuel. I took it to a local mechanic and was told it had to have a new fuel tank at a ...
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Under what conditions would you consider driving without a fuel tank heat shield?

I'm more than a little surprised that searching for "fuel tank" and "heat shield" brings up no questions on mechanics.SE. Indeed the very keyword "heat shield" has not ...
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Fuel stains around outside of fuel cap?

I noticed some fuel stains on the paint around the fuel cap one day. I didn't think much of it - maybe that I had over-filled the tank and it had sloshed out the filler neck while driving, so I ...
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Water and methyl in fuel tank

The water in my fuel tank is getting picked up by the pump when I go uphill or downhill. I added a half pint of methyl hydrate, but that only raised the water level. The car will stall and spit for 5 ...
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In a 2004 Subaru Outback H3.0 (LL Bean) is there any way to repair a leaking fuel tank without removing it?

My fuel tank is leaking. On a 2004 Subaru Outback H3.0 (LL Bean) you need to remove the entire rear axle and exhaust components (and probably a few more things) to remove the fuel tank. My Check ...
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OBS Ford fuel quantity discrepancy

I recently purchased a 1997 Ford F-250 Heavy Duty with the 7.3L Powerstroke diesel and 212k miles on it. Two fuel tanks (front and rear) with a two-way selector on the dash. When I drove it off the ...
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Where can I find reliable place to find specifications about my car?

I have a Toyota Corolla (Fielder - 1ZZ-FE). I'm struggling to find a place where I can find detailed specifications about other parts. For example, I would like to know the transmission type (CVT or ...
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How does this fuel tank assembly work?

I have a mini excavator (Terex HR16). I am trying to understand how the fuel tank assembly works. First some context: I was experiencing intermittent engine sputtering, sudden loss of power, and ...
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1999 4 Cylinder Gas Tank Box With multiple connectors

Hi I am replacing rear suspension components on my 1999 4 Cylinder LE Toyota Camry and realized that Toyota engineered this model's undercarriage in a way to charge consumers more for PARTS & ...
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Permanent repair on fuel tank

I have a 2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L with a punctured (plastic) fuel tank. I cannot find a replacement fuel tank. ~4 months ago I used a repair kit. I cleaned the tank, used coarse ...
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2005(B6) Audi S4 - Gas gauge

The gas gauge in my audi just kinda stopped working. By kinda, I mean that, before when I would fill up gas all the way, the gauge would sit really close to the F mark. Now, whenever I fill up and ...
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How easy (is it possible) for an amateur to change the drain tube of a motorbike fuel tank?

The bike is a 1998/99 Honda CBR 600F. The drain tube seems to be corroded inside the fuel tank, based upon 2 symptoms: Filling the tank more than 3/4 full causes petrol to drain from the drain tube ...
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Does the amount of fuel in the tank matter?

As long as there is some fuel in the tank, does the fuel level matter? In other words, is it advisable to make sure the tank is mostly full most of the time, or is this just silly? In other words, are ...
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Filling diesel vehicles - Vent trick

According to this site it is possible to get more diesel fuel in your tank by pressing in the vent latch on the filler neck: Look inside the filler neck and you can see a button, see below for ...
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Mixing DEF with Diesel

DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) is a solution of urea and water. What exactly happens if DEF is inadvertently added to the diesel tank? This YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLwcm4PjyIs ...
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Is this epoxy? And does it look like a professional repair or DIY?

Howdy! So I have a 2016 VW Jetta with a leak in the gas tank. I think I found the hole, which is in the dark spot in the photo, but my question is this: is the yellowish material around the dark spot ...
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Top off gas with old oil, is that bad?

When I change my oil I don't like going all the way back to the station to drop off the old oil and I don't want to pour it in the river, so I put 17 gals of premium in my 18 gal tank and then top off ...
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Fuel sender works when outside of tank, but not when in tank

I've bought a 1988 Honda Accord (3rd gen) with an issue where the fuel gauge always reads full. I removed the sender unit from the tank and cleaned it with some contact cleaner (it was kind of copper ...
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How safe is it to drive with no muffler? [duplicate]

I drive a 2007 Nissan Versa with 248,000 km on it. The other day, as I was driving, The section where my muffler pipe should be welder or otherwise attached to the flange broken off. Basically my ...
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Is a higher concentration of fuel system cleaner bad?

In my case I used Gumout. On the back of the bottle it says this: Add entire bottle to nearly empty gasoline tank at time of oil change. Refill tank with 18 to 35 gallons of gasoline. Do not ...
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I design custom motorcycle tanks, will the weight of the body filler used offset the balance?

I have done a couple of custom 3D tanks, utilizing body filler mostly, then carving out. I don't use loads of it, but if one side of the tank has the design, can it offset the balance? I just do not ...
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Leftover gas in the gas pump due to hose design

After you are done putting gas in your car, is there any leftover gas in the hose between the nozzle and up to the level of the tank opening (below the red line in the image below)? To be clearer, ...
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How to remove all the fluid out of my motorcycle fuel tank?

I will be cleaning out my motorcycle tank using electrolysis. First, I have to remove all the gas from the tank, and then do the cleaning and then remove all the water that's left over, but I have a ...
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Getting Stale Gas Out of a Gas Tank w/out Dropping the Tank

I've got an old Chevy ('75) with a top-opening to the gas tank. The car has been sitting for 3 years without use. I want to clean the stale gas out of the tank. I have drained it as well as I can by ...
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Why does the gas station pump keep shutting off mid-refueling?

This is a similar question to Why does my gas not fill all the way?. I have a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It seems to depend on the pump I go to, but sometimes I have a lot of trouble getting the pump ...
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Red zone fuel level

When the fuel level in my car comes to the red zone I feel the running more heavy, the car needs more throttle and is more difficult to gain speed. Is this something normal??
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Car wont take gas

When I go to gas station and take gas cap off, i feel and hear pressure towards gas cap. Then when i go to putting gas in my car, withing 30 cents of pumping, gas is overflowing. So what i been doing ...
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Should I really keep my gas tank at least half full?

I've seen a number of sources that state you should keep your car's gas tank at least half full, some of which saying it's only important in winter. Some examples: http://www.osceolagarage.com/why-...
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Any techniques to remove rust from inside fuel tank without removal

Last night I ran through the entire ignition system of my 1985 Mk1 Golf Cabriolet 1.6 (Carb) Auto and managed to get a nice strong healthy spark. This allowed me to start the car on Easy Start ...
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Why would a new gas cap cause the “check engine” light to shut off?

This happened to a friend of mine: The "check engine" light came on in his truck (Toyota). He replaced the gas cap and the light shut off. Then I also had a "check engine" light come on in my 1994 ...
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Does every modern car have an evap vent valve?

My car has all the evap system, canister, and solenoid valve but as I am seeing on internet, people have [a] solenoid valve on their outlet vent on canister too which open and close by ECU to let the ...
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How to use BG Fuel Injection System Cleaner?

Recently, after a periodic servicing visit for my car (which has a multi point fuel injection system), the mechanic handed me BG Fuel Injection System Cleaner Part No. 210 and asked me to put it in ...
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Is there something I can use to replace a fuel gauge sender float?

The little ball that's attached to the fuel gauge sender in my car has a hole in it meaning that the fuel gauge isn't working. It is not possible to buy a replacement float - the whole sender unit ...
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Low fuel pressure in Ford Escort/Mercury Tracer

My OBD shows that I have low fuel pressure in a 1997 Ford Mercury (tracer). Do I have to replace the fuel pump? If so, do I have to replace the whole thing or is it enough to replace just the motor ...
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Does filling the tank to the maximum during heat waves induces a explosion risk?

I recently saw a picture stating that filling your tank to the maximum during heat waves may induce an explosion. The transcript of the picture : Warning ! Due to increase in temperature in ...
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Can't get gas in my truck

I have a 2004 Chevy Silverado. When I go to put gas in my truck it stops after like 3 dollars worth of fuel. Since I know it's not full, I click it again and gas shoots back out at me. What do you ...
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How fuel gauge works?

Can any one help me to understand the working theory for this fuel gauge. Is this similar to old type or does it has a digital sensor? This sensor belongs to Man-vehicle, its labeled as man tx-d683. ...
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What is this pipe coming out of the petrol tank under the seat

Sorry, this is a newbie question, but what is this pipe coming out from the petrol tank under the seat? The bike is a 1989 Kawasaki ZZR 250:
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my chevy cavalier 98 has not been driven since 2005 and gas tank has been empty..any hope for it

my 98 chevy cavalier has not been driven since 2005 and has sat with empty gas tank..do I have to install new gas tank?
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Fuel needle problem

Fuel needle won't go at full even if the fuel tank is full. It stays in the mid point of full and empty. Is there problem in the fuel tank or the fuel needle??
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Identifying contents of fuel can

The farm has a green jerry can that was filled with either gas or diesel last year. I'm not certain from smell alone which it is. What's a good way to identify it? Pour out a tiny amount and set ...