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SPECTRA FUEL TANK, STEEL, SILVER -- 17 gallons; 65 liters; 37 in. L x 16 in. W x 13.13 in. H; Includes 1.75 in. and 3.13 in. diameter lock rings and bolts with part numbers LO14 and LO32; With pan; Features ni terne steel construction for excellent corrosion resistance; Manufactured under ISO 9001 quality systems; Easy installation.
"Tank is excellent it came with gaskets and new screws for the hardwear.The tank however was not manufactured with a drain plug bung. That is the only fault I can find with this product.This is a fine piece overall , Thanks"posted by: Dre on July 4, 2009
"Bolted it right in. Does need to be painted or some kind of protection."
posted by: skunk117 on June 27, 2009view all 3 reviews
Your Toyota Pickup's fuel tank is more than just a simple steel container for diesel or gas. It's sophisticated enough to prevent sparks from starting while it is being filled, it can also measure the amount of fuel inside it, it can manage the fuel vapors by venting them through valves, and it can pump the fuel to your engine for consumption. While it is designed to anticipate damages, it isn't immune to them. After a while , it could become rusty and leaky, filled with sediments, or contaminated with water. It could become scratched, dented, and torn due to driving over bumps on the streets or off the road. If your Pickup's fuel tank does break, repair or replace it immediately before you run out of expensive fuel or have a broken engine on your hands.
Apart from using a fuel filter, how else can debris be removed from fuel?
Answer: Fuel filters keep trash out of the engine, but they may not always keep the tiniest pieces of rust and contaminant particles out of the system. Likewise, it cannot clean the fuel tank itself. To remedy this, pour in some fuel cleaners with the gas or diesel around once a month, especially on older or infrequently used Toyota Pickups. This will clean the carbon deposits and help with improving gas mileage as well.
Can gas be siphoned off a Toyota Pickup fuel tank?
Answer: Toyotas have the same fuel tank design as all the other vehicles out there, making it a matter of simple physics to siphon gasoline out with a hose. It's a trick that could come in handy during emergencies. Just insert the hose into the tank until one end is submerged in the gasoline and the middle of the hose is still on the ground. Keep the other end above the tank and start sucking on it until the gas comes up near the end. Put that end into a gas can and lower the can until it's below the fuel tank. When it's full, raise the hose end up so the excess gas comes back inside the fuel tank.
What are the ways in which a Toyota Pickup fuel tank can be drained of gas/diesel?
Answer: Emptying the fuel tank because of a repair job can be done in four different ways. The first is to drive the Pickup around until the fuel is consumed-a fun option, no doubt, but it can be time consuming. Another option is to find one of the fuel lines, preferably the one that's coming out of the fuel tank at its lowest option and loosen its clamp to let the gas or diesel out. The third is to siphon it off with a straw. This is fun, but a littler dangerous since there's a chance of getting a mouthful of gas. The easiest option is available to owners of Pickup models that were released in 1989 or later: the drain cock. It's a small valve in the fuel tank that empties the gas or diesel quickly. Just loosen it and the fuel should drain out. Don't forget to catch all that expensive liquid in a container for reuse or proper disposal.
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