Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 310
ilovemyGT
loser magnet
ilovemyGT Jul 23, 10:21pm - #230355 
2003 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica GT
loser magnet
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 310
Huntsville, AL
gas spill

ok so i was at the gas station today filling up my tank. for some retard reason, (and im just assuming its the gas pumps fault b/c this is the first time this has ever happened to me) the gas spilled over, and the pump didnt automatically turn off after my tank was full. i have the action package on my celi and it spilled on the bottom sideskirt.

so i get home and realize that the part on my sideskirt that got gas spilled on it is all dull looking. now i cant tell if this is just b/c of the oil in gas or if for some reason the gas ate away at my clear coat.

ok so i have 2 questions.

1) do you think there is anything wrong with my gas tank (not shutting off when full) or was the solely the pumps fault?

2) is it possible for gas to eat away at the clear coat, and if so would i be able to complain to toyota and get them to replace it?

i am going to try washing my car just to see if infact it is just residue from the gas that is stuck on my car.

thanks!

i got my pirate antenna ball back! *rock*
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 874
drkramm
seabass
drkramm Jul 23, 10:27pm - #230356 
2000 black Toyota Celica GTS
seabass
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 874
pa
tisk tisk jess

can't really complain about tit to toyota try some polish on it see if it shines it back up ive over filled or got some on the car by accident and never havd a proplem

hey thats a 20 minute phone call
"if i have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"
derek: do you know that non dairy cream is flamable
Jennie: ...derek..what did you do
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,320
qbanprepster21
Specialist
qbanprepster21 Jul 23, 10:52pm - #230357 
2003 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica GT
Specialist
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,320
Virginia
Did you get the recall done!! Most of all toyota Celi's for that year, got recalled, since the Tank has a prob with the stopper, its not fitted right or smoething, and it falls into the tank, and then theres nothing to help trigger the nozzle to stop pumping, so it comes out. Toyota sent me a recall notice and i got it fixed!!

Fudge The World!
[Linked Image]
Die Hard, Die Fast, Die Strong & Live Life to its Fullest
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 2,979
RookieGTS
Boobie Vision
RookieGTS Jul 23, 10:57pm - #230358 

Boobie Vision
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2004
Posts: 2,979
925 Nor Cal
hey that happend to me once as well, but the stupid ass pump at the gas station popped out when it was done filling up. When it popped out it hit the side of my car angry pos got me mad, but i buffed it out and you cant tell. but now there is a lil lil dent but hardly noticeable. Only if you look at realllllly closely.
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 310
ilovemyGT
loser magnet
ilovemyGT Jul 23, 11:56pm - #230359 
2003 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica GT
loser magnet
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 310
Huntsville, AL
Originally Posted by qbanprepster21

Did you get the recall done!! Most of all toyota Celi's for that year, got recalled, since the Tank has a prob with the stopper, its not fitted right or smoething, and it falls into the tank, and then theres nothing to help trigger the nozzle to stop pumping, so it comes out. Toyota sent me a recall notice and i got it fixed!!


well this is the first time it has happened, and i never got a recall notice for my car, i got it in july of 2003, maybe by then it was fixed? i dunno. if it happens next time i get gas, i will most definately take it into toyota.

anyways, i think i figured out it is just the wax on the car at the bottom that got messed up. its time for a new wax job anyways, so i'll do that this weekend.

EDIT: i just looked up info on that recall, and they sent the recall out in february of 2003, which was a while before i purchased my car, BUT, like i said, next time i get gas im going to a different gas station, and if it happens yet again, im taking it into toyota.

Thanks!! thumbsup

i got my pirate antenna ball back! *rock*
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 874
drkramm
seabass
drkramm Jul 24, 12:28am - #230360 
2000 black Toyota Celica GTS
seabass
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 874
pa
i was right ! :-p
doof spineyes

hey thats a 20 minute phone call
"if i have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"
derek: do you know that non dairy cream is flamable
Jennie: ...derek..what did you do
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,864
stefanoc
Specialist
stefanoc Jul 24, 9:51am - #230361 

Specialist
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,864
CA
could be few reasons.
1- did you have ur tank on the side of the pump or did the pump barely reach the gas tank?
2- was gas pouring out ur gas tank and the pump didnt stop?
3- where you running pretty empty before pumping?
4- did the pump shut off by itself before a few times while pumping?
5- did you insert the nozzle in the tank properly?

this is wut i think could be wrong. these pumps have a switch in the nozzle that will stop gas when it needs to. it will function improperly if you dont insert the nozzle properly in the gas tank, like maybe not shove it in completely or barely reaching it to ur pump. the most common problem is that the pump is probably messed up. i work at a station and it happens sometimes and you cant really blame the owner of the station. sometimes ppl drive off with the pump and dont tell the station, when they do that, the part inside the nozzle that shuts the gas flow breaks, which will do wut it did to u. following customers of the same pump will overfill their car and the pump will not stop. or else another way to break that shutter is by excessive pump abuse. when pumping done, ppl have the habit to shake the nozzle on the tip of the tank to stop the dripping of the pump. hitting it around too much will basically break the part. but the problem is that this doesnt happen to everyone. for example, it started spilling off ur tank cz the pump didnt stop by itself, the next person who will pump on the same pump will most probably not have any problems.
conclusion: dont worry, nothing is wrong with ur car. gas station is not trying to piss you off, inform them so they can fix it. always stay on the pump while ur car is pumping. dont use cell phone by the pump or sit in ur car and get back out and put the pump down when ur done.
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 310
ilovemyGT
loser magnet
ilovemyGT Jul 24, 4:11pm - #230362 
2003 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica GT
loser magnet
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 310
Huntsville, AL
lmao well i was by my car and not on the phone while pumping gas. at any rate, im going to bring it into toyota just to have them take a look to make sure, considering there WAS a recall on my year celica even though i didnt recieve a recall notice. thanks, stefanoc, i guess if toyota doesnt find anything wrong, your post completely explained to me why it happened thumbsup wave

i got my pirate antenna ball back! *rock*
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,451
DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
DiabloGTS Jul 24, 4:39pm - #230363 

Wheezy Joe
2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,451
Lafayette, LA
Toyota doesn't always get the info out to everyone, but in this case they should have.

The check valve falls into the gas tank, and causes the gas pump to not shut off.

This could create a fire/exlosion hazard, so be careful when pumping next time.

To have played and laughed with enthusiasm
and sung with exultation
To know even one life has breathed easier
This is to have succeeded.
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 199
DisGqBoi
Member
DisGqBoi Jul 28, 6:39pm - #230364 
2003 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica GT
Member
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 199
Hilton Head, SC
The same thing happend to me yesterday. When I 1st got the car I remembered ther was a metal door thing in the hole where you put the gas nozzle in. After a few more pumps it was gone. I wonder if that has to do anything with it.

[Linked Image]
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,292
CaLiGTS
Phantom
CaLiGTS Jul 28, 6:45pm - #230365 

Phantom
2001 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,292
Bay Area, NorCal
I've spilled gas on my car b4 it shouldnt be a big deal just wax the part thats damged and then buff it out! While you're at it wax your entire car!
have fun thumbsup

[Linked Image]
Ask yourself one question. Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 487
Celicacutie
Mrs Vin Diesel!
Celicacutie Jul 28, 7:32pm - #230366 

Mrs Vin Diesel!
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 487
Chicago, IL
I had the recall on my car. When the gas would spill I would just go home and hose down the area with water and everything was fine. My car is black as well.
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 334
SPec_ceLICA
Member
SPec_ceLICA Jul 28, 8:35pm - #230367 

Member
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 334
Edmonton, CANADA
Originally Posted by qbanprepster21
Did you get the recall done!! Most of all toyota Celi's for that year, got recalled, since the Tank has a prob with the stopper, its not fitted right or smoething, and it falls into the tank, and then theres nothing to help trigger the nozzle to stop pumping, so it comes out. Toyota sent me a recall notice and i got it fixed!!


I got that recall thing too...Everything was fine.

[Linked Image]
"Fate can only take you so far, its up to you to decide what to do when it takes you there."
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 310
ilovemyGT
loser magnet
ilovemyGT Jul 28, 8:58pm - #230368 
2003 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica GT
loser magnet
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 310
Huntsville, AL
yeah i went and got it checked out just to make sure and they didnt find anything wrong. i'll just have to be more careful next time!

thanks for everyones help! thumbsup wave

i got my pirate antenna ball back! *rock*
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 261
psychomunkie
Chameleon
psychomunkie Jul 29, 1:56am - #230369 

Chameleon
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 261
SD, California
a good idea if ur gas spills is just grab a paper towel for the window cleaning stuff.. and clean it up off ur car while you are still there and the gas is still "fresh" that way it doesnt have a chance to damage your paint. thumbsup
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,129
Sultan
Speed Omen
Sultan Jul 29, 7:05pm - #230370 

Speed Omen
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,129
Philadelphia, PA
seems like a lot of us had this problem - I found it very annoying but at least Toyota took care of it with the recall...
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 487
Celicacutie
Mrs Vin Diesel!
Celicacutie Jul 29, 7:09pm - #230371 

Mrs Vin Diesel!
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 487
Chicago, IL
Originally Posted by psychomunkie
a good idea if ur gas spills is just grab a paper towel for the window cleaning stuff.. and clean it up off ur car while you are still there and the gas is still "fresh" that way it doesnt have a chance to damage your paint. thumbsup


YIKES...DEFINITELY do NOT do that, unless you wanna scratch the SHIT outta your paint! That is why papertowels are meant for glass, not car paint
Join the conversation - Register now or Sign in to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Customize Your Toyota CelicaPrivacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2016