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    Default Re: CARB and gas tanks... what is the connection?

    Quote Originally Posted by awesomebase View Post
    Yeah, it is just so damn frustrating!! I can't get a larger gas tank; nor carry a refueling tank or tank/tool-box combo in my bed because it isn't "CARB approved", but I can take 5 rusty old jerry cans filled with gas and strapped via bungee cords to front of my truck bed and nobody would be concerned (except perhaps the passengers). But God forbid that I should have a well-engineered alternative to the manufacturer's own standards that can be used perfectly safe everywhere else! It is just such a bunch of bullsh*t.
    On top of that, it looks like one can be fined $2500 (per day possibly) for knowingly having something like this on your vehicle...
    Common sense continues to be elusive where regulations are concerned... I think CARB has totally lost sight of reality...

    I honestly don't know if the fuel tank is part of the visual inspection........I know here in Nevada they look at things like the fuel cap and under the hood etc....

    And don't fool yourself regarding gas cans in the back of your truck.......Kommiefornia now requires them to also be CARB compliant!!!


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    Default Re: CARB and gas tanks... what is the connection?

    I think they need some CARB-compliant politicians there also, like Pelosi with an air-tight bag over her head for a start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marvbest View Post
    I think they need some CARB-compliant politicians there also, like Pelosi with an air-tight bag over her head for a start.
    I respect you man, but the quickest way to divide a group is to talk about either a) religion or b) politics. I don't want the conversation to digress into the political sphere because you'll quickly open a big can of worms... ultimately though, I would like to find a solution. I'm also venting a bit, but my concern is with this particular tank; other trucks seem to not have that issue from the same company...
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    Default Re: CARB and gas tanks... what is the connection?

    Quote Originally Posted by marvbest View Post
    I think they need some CARB-compliant politicians there also, like Pelosi with an air-tight bag over her head for a start.
    I respect you man, but the quickest way to divide a group is to talk about either a) religion or b) politics. I don't want the conversation to digress into the political sphere because you'll quickly open a big can of worms... ultimately though, I would like to find a solution. I'm also venting a bit, but my concern is with this particular tank; other trucks seem to not have that issue from the same company...
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    Default Re: CARB and gas tanks... what is the connection?

    I spoke to Chad at Transfer Flow to get a tank for my tundra but was unsuccessful. He said they have attempted 3 times to get approvals but could make it. Bummer.
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    Default Re: CARB and gas tanks... what is the connection?

    Can you not phone one of the testing stations in Cali to see exactly what they would be testing on a vehicle? That may answer many of your questions. I have no clue how that system works but I know I can call any authorized testing facility around here and ask them. Or what about calling transferflow and ask them exactly what about their tanks fails there.
    I agree with Nickbrewer. It probably has to do with venting. I dont think they care who makes the tank, just that it passes. And if they pressure test, via the gas cap, or have some sort of sniffer to detect fuel vapor leaks, that may be the issue.
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    Default Re: CARB and gas tanks... what is the connection?

    While my transferflow tank was being installed right at the factory, I took a tour of their facility. The subject of CARB compliance came up and they gave me a brief explaination of what was all involved and how much it cost. The vehicle with the aftermarket parts installed is placed in an air-tight room with a super sensitive machine that is looking for raw hydrocarbons. I could only imagine how much trying 3 times has cost them. I would also guess that it's not the Transfer flow tank that may be causing the failure. It may be a factory part on the Tundra that is causing the release of hydrocarbons. even if it's not your part that has been the reason for the hydrocarbon release, you still fail. The vehilce and part or parts you provide must pass combined.
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