Questions tagged [fuel-tank]

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

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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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What is the name of the part to which the gas cap connects?

I'm trying to find a replacement part for a 2005 Saturn ION. There seems to be some detachable receptacle type thing to which the gas cap screws in. The gas cap itself is fine, but one of the plastic ...
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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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Leaking gas tank from rust - needs sealed. What materials should I use and how should I do it?

I have a gas tank that is leaking a few drips at a time. It doesn't seem like much of a problem except when the tank is at half full or past, and I can quickly lose 2-3 gallons overnight from 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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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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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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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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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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Mazda Familia - Hesitation with full fuel tank, gets better as fuel level drops

I have recently had a fuel/air control part replaced in my 1998 Mazda Familia. That was done after replacing plugs, etc. The problem it had was it was sacking really hard but going nowhere, once I got ...
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Volume of fuel reserve in MB E200 W211 2004

I wonder how much fuel is still left in the reserve tank when the yellow fuel reserve indicator lights up in Mercedes-Benz W211 E200 Kompressor (2004).
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How to remove rust from gas tank?

I have heard of a couple methods for removing rust from rattling a chain/sand/rocks with diesel fuel in the tank to doing an acid treatment. Is this something I should attempt to do, pay for a ...
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How to remove tank pad glue?

I had an old and worn out motorcycle tank pad (protector) and I want to replace it with a new one. It's too late to remove it together with the glue by heating it, so now I need to find a way to ...
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How can vehicles run on E?

Sorry if this topic is too open ended I'm new to this site. I am studying engines and how they work and I keep wondering, how do cars with no gas still manage to run for a few extra miles? If you ...
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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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How can increase the fuel-efficiency of my Vespa bike?

My factory Vespa bike can travel around 150 KM with its 200 CC engine and 8 lt. of gasoline. What are the suggested modifications to increase the fuel efficiency? Without modifications like getting a ...
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Leaking gas tank due to road damage. Is repair in-place an option? [closed]

Mechanic wants $2000 for replacement -- do repair kits work? Anyone have experiences good or bad with them?
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Why does the engine have lesser pulling strength when the fuel in the tank is lesser?

I've noticed a difference that when the fuel in the tank is low, it takes a bit more time for the bike to accelerate to a higher speed than if the fuel tank is mid level or full. Same thing said by a ...
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How can I fill the tank on my older pickup truck?

I have a 1974 Ford F250 and I have an extremely difficult time filling the tanks at gas stations with the newer rubber boots on the gas nozzles. The physical shape of the older pickup truck gas filler ...
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Why does stopping and starting a car in heavy traffic burn more fuel?

Why does stopping and starting a car in heavy traffic burn more fuel than simply coasting on a highway at 55 mph?
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Which of these parts can protect my gasoline from theft?

I am aware of this question, and I believe the answer there is excellent. But what I'm asking for is the list below and what to make of it. Some people in my neighbourhood have been stealing gasoline ...
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Could Hydrogen Be Used as a Fuel?

I understand that it may be easier/cheaper to us fossil fuel but hypothetically could hydrogen gas be effective as a fossil fuel replacement for internal Combustion Engines? Would we need to care ...
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Briny/salty smell from fuel tank?

I've had some trouble with my lifter pump and so I removed the back seat of my Mk1 Golf/Rabbit to access the pump and fuel tank. As I was removing the 'lid' to access the tank the aged seal/gasket ...
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Is it bad on your fuel pump to have your tank run low? [duplicate]

Ive always been taught it was bad on your fuel pump to run your vehicle tank close to dry as it would damage the fuel pump but Ive never seen any validation to support this statement. So will running ...
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Engine sputters when turning left corner

In my 1986 Ford F-150 (carbureted) when I go left around a corner, the engine sputters. Feels very similar to running out of gas, but it picks back up once I stop turning. Only happens in a sharp ...
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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Takes fuel super slow

I think someone tried to siphon my gas tank and now it fills super slow. Like ten minutes slow. So what part might be damaged and would it be in the fuel tank itself or in the fuel tank neck?
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Tank Dents - 69 Yamaha L5T [duplicate]

I've been trying to get a larger dent out of my old gas tank for a while now and am having no luck. I've been trying the hot glue method and am having no luck. This tank seems to be too thick for this ...
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Paintless dent removal for old tank

Is there a way to remove dents like this on the right side of the image? I've seen suction tools but the reviews are bad. Any ideas?
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2000 Honda Civic fuel tank problems

Essentially there are two main symptoms: Fuel gauge: I usually drive about 260 miles before refilling. Lately the fuel gauge has been staying at full for the first 150 miles or so before starting to ...
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Engine stalls out when I top off my jeep with gas

When I top off my gas (till the pump shuts off) fuel spurts out. It also wants to stall out when I turn it on. It happens more if I fill it up from empty, but still happens when I fill it from half a ...
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Honda EU3000is K1 Generator - Replace Gas Tank

I need to replace the fuel tank on a 3 year old Honda EU3000is K1 Generator. Unfortunately gas was left in the fuel tank and the tank is now rusted. I was able to get the generator working again but ...
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Temporarily stop fuel going to carburetor

A couple of days back I noticed my 2011 Yamaha Scorpio had begun leaking fuel whilst parked up. Upon close inspection it was just a slow drip coming from a tube near the rear of the bike. After ...
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Alternative fuel consumption metric to MPG to measure actual engine efficiency?

MPG is all very well and good, considering that most people that are concerned about their fuel consumption tend to want to get as many miles as they can out of it before they need to fill up again. ...
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How important is a fuel cap?

I lost my fuel cap a couple months ago and haven't bothered finding a replacement. I haven't noticed any issues with it, but I'm wondering whether it's causing any damage or reducing gas mileage or ...
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Fuel system question

See red arrow in the image. I place fuel additive in my car, all of the additives went into that pipe (in the red arrow image) because i didnt know how to place it. Will it still work? or just a waste?...
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2001 Ford F150 Serious Fuel leak

I have a 2001 F150 XLT. I recently had my fule tank replaced because it had a leak. The garage that did the work did say the tank had a hole. Yesterday I picked the truck up. they had put a used tank ...
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Inaccurate fuel gauge

Is there anything I can do about my inaccurate fuel gauge? Today it was at the bottom of the red zone, and I put in 9.5 litres and it went up to half a tank, but the tank is 42 litres. I have an ...
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Two-stroke engine won't start - water in gas?

I realize this isn't a car question. There doesn't seem to be an appropriate Exchange for it, so I'm trying it here. I have a two-stroke engine (for a rototiller), and it worked more-or-less well ...
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Fuel gauge not accurate

This does not always happen but it has happened twice in last 6 months. My fuel gage is accurate most of the times but these two times it was showing that there is 10-15% gas in my tank but my car ...
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Is there any protective sealant or bladder within a motorcycle tank?

I am learning metal work and will one day build my own motor cycle tank. Do these have any internal sealing or bladder?
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Cleaning the gas cap to rule out that tightness is the cause of the “check engine” light

The gas cap on my 2003 Pontiac Vibe used to make a slight sound of "pssstt..", the sound of some air either entering or exiting from the tank as I was opening the cap. Two months ago, the gas cap ...
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Is it a good idea to top off the gasoline with higher octane fuel in a specific case?

When topping off the gasoline in a vehicle that is rarely driven (100 miles/month), is there any advantage in topping it off with a higher octane gasoline? I've heard stories that the octane of ...
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fuel tank always be full at 90%

For the past couple of months, I've been having trouble filling my gas tank. I have a 2004 civic Honda, which has a 52-liter tank. When I buy gas, the pump clicks off after dispensing only two or ...
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How much gasoline fuel to keep in tank of low use vehicle

For a low use vehicle, it was historically recommended to keep the gas tank full. The reasons were twofold: Prevent rust from forming in the metal gas tank Prevent water from forming in the gas tank ...