81778Re: [toyota-prius] Re: Gas Tank Filler Problem - 2002 Prius
- Mar 1, 2005Sorry to spoil the fun for the "full-moon-ridcule" folks but my 2001
had the flap and it stayed on until I traded it for my 2004 in Oct of
On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 01:09:26 -0000, Michael Pardee
> --- In email@example.com, Peter Blackford
> <PriusPete@e...> wrote:
> > Still waiting to hear from ANYONE who still HAS a metal flap...
> > Either they've ALL vanished (what are the odds?) or we never had
> them (odds are better...).
> > Pete (metal flaps, UA... must be a full moon...)
> Not our 2002. It has a metal restrictor, though. I wonder if that's
> what is in everybody's memories? It is a shiny glint in a place
> where we rarely look closely.
> I recall a famous flap along the American west coast during the era
> of atmospheric nuclear testing. A cloud of fallout from a Soviet
> test was drifting along the coast, and somebody called a radio
> station as the cloud reached his area to report his windshield was
> pitted. Similar reports swept the coast, keeping pace with the
> cloud. Then reports came in from ahead of the cloud, and the truth
> dawned - the affected windshields were all older ones. People had
> stopped looking through their windshields and started looking *at*
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: shadowfax97 <wcf@c...>
> > Sent: Mar 1, 2005 12:08 AM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: [toyota-prius] Re: Gas Tank Filler Problem - 2002 Prius
> > He did not imagine it. Some of us did have little metal flaps in
> > fuel tank filler tube. Mine 'disappeared' after I had my fuel tank
> > replaced last August. I had so much difficulty convicing people it
> > was there before, I'd thought I was losing my mind and had
> > the whole thing. Then I heard from a couple of other woners who'd
> > noticed that theirs had disappeared too, after replacing the fuel
> > tank. So at least I knew I didn't imagine it. My husband remembers
> > seeing it too.
> > ...
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