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Old 04-19-2015, 07:30 PM
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Re: Capless Gas Tank Stories

The tanks on my Ford kick out long before they are full. I can easily get another 3 to 4 gallons into them after the pump kicks out. Half of these gas pumps are screwed up anyway. I've had them kick out with the tank less than half full.

If you fill slowly after the first kick off, it won't kick off again for at least 2, sometimes 3 gallons. If you keep the nozzle close to the top of the neck, you can see the level come up before it kicks it off. It all depends on the type of vehicle, how long the filler neck is, and the tank location. As far as the "environment". I put all that nonsense in the same category as not filling up after 4 PM.

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Re: Capless Gas Tank Stories

I don't see how capless could ever cause any problems!!.......
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Re: Capless Gas Tank Stories

Today I noticed my filler door is not flush with the vehicle anymore and also on the last 3-4 fill ups I have found gas pooling up underneath on the plastic. Now I never try to add more after the 1st time the pump auto stops, and I also slow down the rate of fuel being pumped near the end.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:36 AM
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Today I noticed my filler door is not flush with the vehicle anymore and also on the last 3-4 fill ups I have found gas pooling up underneath on the plastic. Now I never try to add more after the 1st time the pump auto stops, and I also slow down the rate of fuel being pumped near the end.
That's your problem right there.

You're overfilling by doing that. When you slow down, more can gurgle down the filler line and the pump doesn't shut off as soon as it would with the full pressure build up.

Think of the difference between pouring oil into a funnel quickly verses slowly. Quickly means the oil backs up sooner and you have to stop filling. Slowly means you can keep pouring longer.

Just turn the nozzle on and let it flow until it stops.
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That's your problem right there.

You're overfilling by doing that. When you slow down, more can gurgle down the filler line and the pump doesn't shut off as soon as it would with the full pressure build up.

Think of the difference between pouring oil into a funnel quickly verses slowly. Quickly means the oil backs up sooner and you have to stop filling. Slowly means you can keep pouring longer.

Just turn the nozzle on and let it flow until it stops.
I will try that but I just ease off a bit and don't let it go down to a trickle. Also I didn't have a problem until recently after a year and a half using the same method.
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I will try that but I just ease off a bit and don't let it go down to a trickle. Also I didn't have a problem until recently after a year and a half using the same method.
Things loosen up over time, so it may be just now starting to let fuel leach out. If you always did this, that extra pressure may have been slowly stressing the opening.

Also, contaminants may be clogging up systems that would normally absorb that overage.

Don't ease off. There's no reason to. Just press the trigger and let it stop when it stops. I would suggest letting yourself get close to empty before the next time you fill up to ensure the system starts out not having any backup in it.

It seems the only people that have had any widespread issues with underfilling are those with Fords. There may be isolated incidents with the Jeeps, but that may be particular stations with older nozzles.
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And the hits just keep on comin'.

A few times for me, the diesel nozzle has been a little tricky to remove. Almost stuck. After a couple of tries, the nozzle released. It never got 'permanently' stuck like the guy in the video, but I can see it happening. I hope it doesn't!
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A few times for me, the diesel nozzle has been a little tricky to remove. Almost stuck. After a couple of tries, the nozzle released. It never got 'permanently' stuck like the guy in the video, but I can see it happening. I hope it doesn't!
I know it's a Ford and not a Jeep. However I'm sure these things are all quite similar in design.
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I know it's a Ford and not a Jeep. However I'm sure these things are all quite similar in design.

LOL. You are totally incorrect. Especially once you start looking under the skin.


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Well something is similar enough that makes the nozzle stick for me.


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LOL. You are totally incorrect. Especially once you start looking under the skin.
They both create the same concerns and headaches.
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27 Fill ups. No concerns, no headaches. Happy to be capless in NY.
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