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gas leak

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by thorvald, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. thorvald

    thorvald .......

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    discovered a gas leak from around the filler coming off my mudflap.
    noticed it when i jacked it up in front to replace my calipers.
    I know I need to look around and see where its coming from, just wondering if anyone else has had this happen and the best way to fix it.

    when i was wheeling noticed a gas smell a few weeks ago, guess thats where it was coming from duh
     
  2. thorvald

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    ok, maybe i was worried about nothing, jacked it up again and it didnt leak. is there a breather tube back there? dont remember having a full tank when i was up the mountain, but its full now, so maybe thats the deal? hopefully
    anyone know
     
  3. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    It's possible that your gas cap was loose or maybe the check valve that is inside it is hanging up. A properly functionoing cap allows air to enter the tank but nothing to come out. I had a raw fuel odor around the filler about a year ago. It would come and go. It ended up being the gas cap.


    That would be, of course, a 77310-35080, list $13.76 ;)
     
  4. yooper

    yooper SILVER Star

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    And you DO want a real Toyota OEM gas cap. Aftermarket gas caps are variable in quality and some create problems. Don't ask me how I know. :p

    No, I don't work at a dealer. :D
     
  5. thorvald

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    ill have to check my cap, maybe its not toyota.
    hopefully thats all it is, looks like a p.i.t.a to get in there to look otherwise.
     
  6. Eduardo96FZJ80

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    That would be, of course, a 77310-35080, list $13.76 ;)
    Sheez, for a plastic cap! :D

    Why so cheap?
     
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    You can have mine for $50 if you want...

    -H-
     
  8. Eduardo96FZJ80

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    Geee -H-, let me think about that one? ::)

    I do want to be a "smart shoper"