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Rodents chewed through....

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by johnxmccoy, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Mar 8, 2016 at 1:44 PM
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    my e vap line from gas tank to charcoal canister. Dealer states i need to replace whole tank since the line is connected to a piece of grommet that is pressed in the tank. I saw the line and where the little bass turds chewed through.
    My question, can I splice a piece of tubing where the rodents chewed and seal it up pretty good ?
    Has anyone experienced this ?
    I really do not want to drive around with my CEL on all the time.
    Help please as they want $1600.00 to fix.

    Thanks.

    John
     
  2. Mar 8, 2016 at 1:48 PM
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    If it isn't TOO bad, you may be able to slide some heat shrink tubing over it and melt it on to the original piece. Would have to be careful not to shrink it too small to where the line gets stopped up. If you can't find any other options it would be worth a try before you spent $1600.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2016 at 2:55 PM
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    For 1600.00, a new Titan 46 gallon tank would be purchased and installed.

    Do you have pics of the damage? I have used bulkhead fittings on fuel systems with good results.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2016 at 4:24 PM
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    The nibble holes are north of the initials on the tank.
     

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    So I must be blind. Where is the damage?
     
  6. Mar 8, 2016 at 4:27 PM
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    You can not see them in the pic. When you bend the hose there are gnaw holes and that is throwing the code.
    This tube leads to the charcoal canister and where smoke was coming from on the test.
     
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    What are your thoughts on flex seal?
     
  9. Mar 8, 2016 at 5:15 PM
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    So the tank can't be used due to the hose? I would be attempting sealing that up myself.
     
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    what about black electrical tape or the liquid electrical stuff?
     
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    Is that hose actually like in the picture or is that just a covering and a tube under?

    You could try some epoxy or something that will last. Electrical tape will not hold up to fuel vapor in my opinion.
     
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    Nothing underneath. When I bend the tube I can see the small holes. Mechanic told me only vapors go through so no pressure on the line. I thought about splicing a small part where the holes are.
    Very tiny holes.

    Thanks.
     
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    Ok. I would use epoxy and get an outdoor cat.

    We have squirrels that destroy everything. I was out knocking them out of trees yesterday with a hot pink pellet gun.
     
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    What type of epoxy? I have not had a lot of need for it until now.
    Thanks.
     
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    Post number 12 John
     
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Use epoxy it resist fuel and fuel vapors.

    While the tank is down goto a home depot and get a thin sheet on metal bend and secure it.. Problem solved.
     
  18. Mar 8, 2016 at 7:59 PM
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    Thanks.

    I need to see if this is available in stores locally.
     
  19. Mar 8, 2016 at 8:32 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    That I bet you will have to order that unless you have a aircraft repair shop local to you that will sell it.
     
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    Why not splice in a new piece of hose with some inline connectors and hose clamps?
     
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    Do you think that would work with the flex hose like that?

    Might be worth a shot.


    If it were me, I would be looking at online salvage yard sites or going to Titan tanks.

    It would also be my goal in life to have a rodent holocaust.
     
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