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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-12-2005, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Problem with Short Fills at the Pump?

Tried the fill the car up tonight. Could not get past 7/8ths of a tank. Anybody else experience this? Second time it has happened -- at two different stations -- and I've never has this happen with any other car.
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This is a common occurance and has happened to me more than once. I researched it on the forums but don't remember what I found the was the potential cause. I was wondering if it was that particular pump sensing shut-off too early. When this happens, I just fill the tank back-up when it got low again.
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I've had this problem a few times, but usually just fill it slowly and listen hard until I think its close to full. Try pulling the nozzel up out of the hole so only about 1.5 - 2 inches is inserted.

First time I filled up I had the opposite problem. The pump didn't shut off in time and it sent gas about 6ft up in the air and back down the side of the car. I wasn't real happy...
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On one occasion that happened to me and I think it was just the pump I was at.
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Happens to me at certain gas stations, I just aviod those and fill up were it doesnt happen.
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I get it, too. It seems that certain pumps just don't care for this car.
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I get it, too. It seems that certain pumps just don't care for this car.
I think I've noticed this as well. I'm sure the inverted fill angle inherent with this car may be the culprit, though that's just a quick guess. I wonder if the country guys (without the fancy fume hardware) have the same problem?

Oh well, less fuel = less weight = more speed
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I have the problem too. It happens more at certain stations than at others. I usually just pull the nozzle out and continue pumping.
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I get this alot too. Take a look at one of the pics in this thread on another board:

http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25039

Go to the 13th picture down (not including pics in sig's), and take a look at the fuel filler tube! I think that twisted piece of comedy might be the reason for the problem.
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Thanks for the link. Always wanted to see where half the trunk went but didn't feel like fooling around with those nylon plugs.

No kidding on the fuel filler tube. What a mess.
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