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Old 01-26-2004, 11:09 AM
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gas gauge mysteriously starts working again

was putting gas in like 3 months ago and a frikken leave blew into my nozzel and into my tank. then my gauge stopped working. after two months it started working. anyone know how to disolve a leaf or if gas will do it on it's own, and all the pleasures involved therein, other than a potential plug in my fuel line, any ideas?

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Old 01-26-2004, 05:53 PM
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if gas can't dissolve it then i don't know what will.

if it's that big a deal why not drop the tank and clean out the sending unit and everything in the tank? i imagine it would only take a few hours.

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Old 01-26-2004, 06:21 PM
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Question........How can a frikken leaf possibly blow into your gas tank nozzle? Must have strange winds in the northwest.
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Old 01-27-2004, 11:13 AM
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i have my nozzel in the box, facing straight up. (it's in my trucks)i took off the cap and had a rubber mat, which is useless, next to it and it moved over onto the nozzle and when i pulled it away the leaf, which was on it or under it, went kerplunking down into my tank. since i was about out of gas, as usual, and miles from home, i couldnt just stop and drop the nozzel out. yeah, i could drop my tank in a couple of hours i spoze, but i would rather just change my fuel filter a time or two.(read that bury my head in the sand) course i could just conk out in the middle of nowhere during a blinding rainstorm as well. just my luck!! if my recollection serves me correctly (HAHAHAHAHA! ), gas really doesnt do much to leaves but i could be wrong.
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I can't see that a leaf had anything to do with your gas gauge not working.....probably just coincidence.

Tell you what, why don't you take a cup of gas and put a leaf in it. Let it sit on your window sill for a month or so, and let us all know what happens to it. I'm sure by now, everyone is wondering, and would really be interested in the results..........
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........and somebody comes by and drinks the contents of the cup!

Could be an octane booster,what kind of leaf was it?
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Old 01-28-2004, 11:29 AM
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that is an excellent idea. i hope nobody is kept in suspence for the whole time. i have gas in my can for when i run out. now, what the hell kind of leave was that sucker?? is it really going to matter anyway? how bout a nice maple?

yeah, knuckles, it stinks in here, but i took it out of my office and stuck it out in the shop. havent smelled it in two days. so far, the leaves are laughing at the gas. hell! they made it!!

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Old 01-28-2004, 08:22 PM
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well with an open cup of gas your house will have alittle more hydra carbons
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Put your leaf and gas in a jar and seal it up. You do have some kind of luck guy. A leaf in the gas tank?? I had a tree fall onto a car once, not quite the same thing I guess?? That car was never the same after that, I really liked that car too.


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okay, its been one week now. absolutely no effect on the leaves at all. still all in one piece. im thinking if anything breaks them up it will only be from sloshing around and slaming into the sides or tubes from the sending unit.
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gas aint gonna dissolve your leaf. your leaf aint gonna mess with your fuel gauge sending unit. the only thing your leaf could do is (if its big enough) cover up your fuel pickup opening, or break up and clog your filter (unlikely). it's probably just gonna chill in your tank forever. you could get a flashlight and one of those springy grabby tools and try to fish it out if you want, but i wouldnt worry too much.
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Old 02-13-2004, 05:12 PM
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i dont have a flashlight so i am gonna have to light a match and look. as far as the leafs leaves? go, it's started to show sediment in the bottom of my can. mind u this can doesnt move much during the week. the gas is about all evaporated as well. leaves still pretty much whole and intact.
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