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Gas will not flow easily (sometimes hardly at all) into my 1983 Toyota pickup. Is the line clogged? Is there a seperate connection that allows air to escape during filling which could be clogged?

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  • wavemkr21 Oct 02, 2010

    Sharky.....I feel that I may have confused you with my original post. My problem is not between the fuel tank and the engine (which runs great). The problem is when I am trying to fill the tank at the gas station. The pump clicks off very easily and sometimes gas will spill out onto the pavement. This will happen despite the tank being close to empty. It seems like an airflow problem and therefore I am suspecting a clog somewhere. Thank you for your input thus far.



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Check your fuel pump pressure and I'm sure you changed your fuel filter. Blow compressed air back through fuel line as it may be something floating in tank. Does flow change when gas cap is off? Is this 20 or 22R motor?

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  • wavemkr21 Oct 02, 2010

    This is a 22R motor. And, no, I have not changed the fuel filter. For some reason I thougth that would be located between the engine and the gas tank, not the gas tank and the fuel nozzle. I will look into the fuel pump pressure. Is there any risk in blowing compressed air into the fuel line?

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    Michael Kent Oct 02, 2010

    the fuel filter should be in between fuel tank and fuel pump (I assume mechanical pump attached to block). No flames or sparks, no fire risk on the air compressor to clear lines(remove cap on tank). Check for weak fuel pressure of mechanical fuel pump, should be around 8-12 pounds. Cap off eliminates possible vacuum lock in fuel line if vent line is clogged. Feel free to continue this feed, I've owned/ worked on many a toyota vehicle...MK

  • Michael Kent
    Michael Kent Oct 02, 2010

    OK wave maker! ( funny, I used to build surfboards decades ago) Whole different conversation now! I'm sorry! I think someone may have installed one of those anti-steal-my-gas springs in the fill tube of your tank and possibly more debris; try and push something thru like..ahhh.. flexible electrical conduit to clear the line of obstruction. If there is a rubber section of hose connecting fill tube to tank, remove it and check/clear. Worst case senario- drop tank down a little



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