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

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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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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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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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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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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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Do I have water in my gas tank or engine?

I drive a Mazda B2600 from 1991, and I've gotten some serious rain in the last couple of days. As a result I think my truck is having some problems related to the flooding. The water level was high ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Why gas build up in tank?

My car is building gas when I open the gas tank it releases the gas, I know all about purge system and I have tried different cap and also different vapor canister too but problem still insists, for ...
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Fuel filler pipe issue

A wasp nest fell down my fuel filler pipe (don't ask). I need to know how hard it will be to take the fuel filler pipe off so I can get the wasp nest out? Can't put gas in my car until i do. Any ...
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Does the mileage indicate the quality of the gas?

I've been getting gas for my 2010 Ford Taurus at Get-go and always was able to get a full tank. The front panel indicated 420 miles left to empty Example: But now for a couple of months, I wasn't ...
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How does the pump know the tank is full? [duplicate]

Question has been bothering me a while. When putting fuel at any gas station, when the tank is almost full, the pump just stops and makes a 'THUNK' noise. I was wondering... how the hell does the ...
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Cars with single fuel type how retrieve tank level to dashboard?

I see that BiFuel cars had fuel level and type readable from ECU by using pid 0151 and 012F. Cars with monofuel don't have this pids sensors, so how the dashboard retrive the fuel level? Maybe the ...
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Dirty tank or bad fuel pump

I have 2000 c240. I've been struggling with starting problem for the last 5 days. The story began when I couldn't start the car after driving for 5 minutes. I turned on and off 4-5 times after which ...
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Mystery White / Gray Dust on Motorcycle Gas Cap

This is pretty bizarre. I thought I knew a whole lot about fuel tanks, but this one has me stumped. I'm working on a 2003 Suzuki SV1000S motorcycle. Vehicle has fuel injection. The vehicle was ...
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Small amount of wrong fuel type put in the tank

The guy who works at a gas station was filling up for brief moment wrong fuel type in my car until he realized what he did. I own Citroen Xsara 1.9d, make year 2000. Before filling the tank which is ...
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Driving on full tank

Should filling up the tank to full capacity be avoided if possible for the fact that it increases the weight of the vehicle which could reduce the fuel efficiency?
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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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Are auxiliary fuel tanks still an option?

My 2014 Honda pilot gets about 20MPG, but when I am towing the camp trailer that falls to between 10 and 13MPG. I have seen a couple different values as to the actual fuel tank capacity, in real life ...
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Motorcycle Gas Pump Auto Shut-Off

Are the automatic shut-off systems at gas stations compatible with motorcycle gas tanks? Specifically, the 2017 Honda Rebel 500, which is a cruiser with a 2.96 gallon gas tank. Here is a video of a ...
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Damaged Tank, How did it happen

As the title suggests there was this dent on my motorcycle and I'm not sure what happened. Any help is appreciated
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Tank reading half full. No more fuel will go in

Tried 3 different times at 2 different stations with same result. Nozzle says full, guage says half.
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Fuel misting during refuel

So I recently received my new company car, a Jaguar XE. When refuelling the car there is quite a lot of diesel misting coming out of the tank. I've never had this before on any diesel car and I'm ...
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Fuel filler neck has 1 broken pipe of 3. What is its purpose?

I'm trying to fix a gas leak in my filler neck before a 2000 mile trip on 6/28/17... 2002 Mitsubishi Elcipse 3.0L I just pulled off my wheel and the filler neck cover and found 1 of the 3 pipes ...
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What happens if I add 2 liter of stale gasoline to my car's gas tank?

I have ~2 liters gasoline leftover I bought for my snow blower. I bought the gasoline and kept in a certified container back in November (8 months ago). I did not apply fuel stabilizer to the ...
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Can overfilling a gas tank damage a fuel pump?

I was driving a car with an overly full gas tank. After about 20min of driving, I pulled into a parking lot and the engine died. After waiting about 15min with the hood open (I thought it might be a ...
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Is it recommended to leave fuel in the tank of a non-running motorcycle?

I am repairing an old motorcycle that has been stationary for 2+ years. I needed to remove the tank and so drained it of fuel (it was about 1/3 full). I then remembered a story about someone doing the ...
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Is it necessary to turn off the engine while refuelling?

At petrol stations in Australia, there are always several signs that say "Turn off engine while refuelling" (or something of the sorts). Is this necessary to do, and why, or is just something that is ...
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Calculate vehicle range using OBD-II data

Is there a way that I can calculate the current range of a vehicle, using data provided via OBD-II? I know I can find out the fuel percentage using fuelLevelInput, but how can I find out how many ...
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2005 Chevy Impala Gas Gauge shows half reading when gas is empty

I have a Chevy Impala 2005. I bought it second hand. The instrument cluster was faulty so I replaced it with an old one. Now when I fill up my gas tank it reads to Full. When I drive the car for some ...
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Intermittent power loss possibly due to dirty fuel

I almost ran out of gas last week, going into the reserve and getting down to the last 2 quarts or so. About 5 days laters I started to experience power loss. The car will lose power and slow down to ...
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In Tank Fuel Pumps Pros and Cons [closed]

In-tank fuel pumps are common in cars these days. I was first aware of this in 1985 on a Ford Telstar when it was relatively exotic. I have been told that it keeps the electric pump cool and quiet and ...
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Can't fill car up with gas

I can no longer fill up my gas tank in one go. This started gradually over a few months, initially only happening at one pump at the closest station. Now, however, I can't get more than a gallon or ...
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Why does the fuel indicator take time to register a newly filled tank?

Whenever I've fueled my car, it takes around 3 to 4 minutes for the fuel indicator (digital) to show the increase in fuel. Noticed this in a friends car too. This answer says it is to prevent ...
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Can not fill gas into tank for 2004 Honda pilot

My 2004 Honda Pilot has a gas filling problem. I have to fill it very slowly in order for it fill the tank. Other wise it does not work.
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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, ...