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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:47 am 
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I pulled the bed offf my truck to fix the fuel gauge sending unit and I am looking inside my gas tank and found a little green ball, like a toy ping pong ball, inside the tank. :shock: is this normal? if so what would be the reason for something like this?
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It sounds like the ball usually found in the filler neck of the tank to keep people from siphoning your gas, but I don't know how it would get down in your tank.


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That's exactly what it sounds like. Do you still have that ball on the filler neck? Ever replace the filler neck?

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Other than siphoning, what other purpose does it serve? how would i get it to stay back in if decide to pull the bed off again?
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Other than siphoning, what other purpose does it serve?



If you were to roll over it would plug the filler neck to aid keeping the gas from comming out of the tank.

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Was it inside the actual tank or inside the filler neck. It should be in the steel portion of the filler neck, so if it was in the tank you need to replace the filler neck because something went wrong.

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If you were to roll over it would plug the filler neck to aid keeping the gas from comming out of the tank.


That's what I thought the intended use was. Though I never noticed our trucks having one. I was gonna nab one from the junkyard sometime, thinking my truck didn't have it.

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