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Old 08-01-2014, 11:54 AM
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Re: 1st Fueling, How come it didn't fill all the way up?

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Whats the secret to getting it filled to the top?
Time and patience. After the pump stops on its own, start manually filling at a slower rate. The higher flow is what causes excessive foam. You could set the pump handle at a slower rate initially....either way takes time. I usually get another gallon or so in the tank before I give up. To fill all the way to the neck requires you to fill, wait, fill, wait, fill....

The extra effort to top off only gives you ~4% more range so I don't bother if I don't have time.

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Re: 1st Fueling, How come it didn't fill all the way up?

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Time and patience. After the pump stops on its own, start manually filling at a slower rate. The higher flow is what causes excessive foam. You could set the pump handle at a slower rate initially....either way takes time. I usually get another gallon or so in the tank before I give up. To fill all the way to the neck requires you to fill, wait, fill, wait, fill....

The extra effort to top off only gives you ~4% more range so I don't bother if I don't have time.
This is what I figured from a couple other posts I had searched and read on. Little frustrating but I guess from now on as I see the gallons get close I will slow it down on my own.

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Re: New Owner - Couple of Fueling/Smell Questions

Allow the fuel to "rest" during filling up by letting go of the handle for a few seconds or simply keep the handle at "half open" instead of full on during the final stages of the fill.

I do the full blast for the first few gallons (fill quantity dependent of course) then do a half pressure fill for the last few. I also listen for the higher pitched gurgling when it approaches full, then just allow it to settle, and finish off using the lowest setting on the fill handle.
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Re: New Owner - Couple of Fueling/Smell Questions

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To make matters worst, they go it on their hands which then transferred to the seat belt.
You can get that from simply touching the pump handle. As many others have noted, diesel doesn't evaporate like gasoline so it sticks around. Including on the pump handle, which transfers to your hand, which transfers "elsewhere" from there.

The first few times I refueled I used leather gloves. Then I switched to wearing a disposable nitrile glove on my pump hand, which I just toss when I'm done fueling.
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Re: New Owner - Couple of Fueling/Smell Questions

I realize this thread is a few months old, but had a similar experience yesterday. Pump was so slow that it wouldn't kick off and it soaked my felt quarter panel liner with diesel.

I thought I had done a good enough job washing it down with the hose once I got home, but I was so wrong. I noticed diesel still dripping after I was in the garage... yeah, the wife is happy about that one. Long story longer, I removed the liner. You can get them for approximately $70ish shipped online.

All of this to say, I noticed there is no overflow drain hose. That hole in the bottom of the fuel inlet housing is just that... a hole that drains directly onto the felt liner. Not the best engineering idea. I'm going to try and rig up a drain hose just in case I didn't learn my lesson good enough this time. By the way, the cabin noise is no different with the liner out, so I'm suspicious of the acoustic properties of these felt liners.

If anyone knows of plastic quarter panel liners, I'd sure like to know about them. I've seen the one's for the fenders, but nothing for the quarters yet that I know of.
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Re: New Owner - Couple of Fueling/Smell Questions

Fill until it cuts off then just wait for the foam to diminish. My Super Duty did this because of a air line that was too deep in the tank. I could literally add 4-5 more gallons. I suspect you have a foam issue so fill, wait a few minutes, repeat.
The higher velocity nozzles will so this more easily than your typical gas station which seems to fill at a more reasonable rate...
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