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.
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?Duck916 said:I get it, too. It seems that certain pumps just don't care for this car.
1. I try to angle the left front down, but have found the same thing, if the back is the low point it shuts off early.b_a_betterperson said:Couple of things:
1. Just filled the car -- all the way -- and learned something.
Since that filler tube is like giving nose drops to an elephant, you need to need to park the car in an area where the front of the car is on lower ground than the rear.
My theory is that the twisted filler tube reduces fuel flow to the tank to the point where the pump is getting feedback saying the tank is ful -- so you need to position a car in a manner where the fuel gets through that tube and into the tank as quickly as possible.
Each time I've gotten a short fill -- and I'd love to see if you guys have had the same experience -- the nose of the car has been slightly higher than the rear. It's really, really sensitive to this -- in fact, you might think you're on flat ground -- but the concrete pad that the pump islands are on are always slighty sloped for rain water drainage. So the next time you fill up, find a pump at the end of an island -- with your engine pointed away from it. That, in most cases, should position the front of the car lower than the rear. Let's see what happens.
2. Balandar, the reason why the fuel filler tube is made of rubber is that it won't shear off in a heavy side or rear impact. The ridiculous length is because of that, too. It is no doubt two or three layers thick -- like a gas pump hose. Yeah, NASCAR specs a metal tube -- but Nextel Cup cars aren't exactly the cutting edge of technology.