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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 10, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Filling gas tank problem

Live in Calif. with my 1968 SS Camaro. Gas sometimes leaks/spills out around the filler inlet when I'm pumping gas. Does not seem to matter how tight I hold the nozzel to the filler inlet, or how slow I pump the gas. Calif. gas stations all use a nozzel with a rubber ring. Getting tired of wrapping the nozzel with rags. Anyone know of a device (or a trick) to make fillups easier?
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 10, 11:39 AM
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Re: Filling gas tank problem

Joe, I had a similar problem after installing an Aero billet locking fuel filler cap and filler neck. Solved the problem by pushing a 3/4" I.D. diesel fuel hose about 6" long onto the gas pump nozzle. Fits tight. Will not leak a drop. When done, pull it off and throw it into your trunk. Orchard supply sells the diesel fuel hose.
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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 10, 12:35 PM
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Re: Filling gas tank problem

i had the same problem when i had my 67 Mustang stationed in Cali, have you tried holding the nozzle "upside down"?? that's the ONLY way I could pump gas in that thing! The nozzle kept "clicking off"!!

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Re: Filling gas tank problem

I have the exact problem. I believe my issue is the somewhat crimped/twisted rubber hose piece that connects the tank and filler neck together. I think that's where my bottleneck is and what causes the fuel to backup/spill. It's an old piece of rubber that I haven't replaced yet. My workaround is to pump gas very slowly. Pain in the butt as it takes me 10 minutes to fill up and I have to hold/squeeze the darn pump hose all that time.

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Re: Filling gas tank problem

[QUOTE=zlek131;1499051]I have the exact problem. I believe my issue is the somewhat crimped/twisted rubber hose piece that connects the tank and filler neck together. I think that's where my bottleneck is and what causes the fuel to backup/spill. It's an old piece of rubber that I haven't replaced yet. My workaround is to pump gas very slowly. Pain in the butt as it takes me 10 minutes to fill up and I have to hold/squeeze the darn pump hose all that time.[/QUOTE

Matt, You are absolutely right. When I replaced mine the rubber hose that connects the tank to the filler pipe had buckled inward on itself. It created a ledge inside the rubber hose that can cause gas during fill ups to splash back shutting off the flow.
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 10, 12:41 AM
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I have the exact problem. I believe my issue is the somewhat crimped/twisted rubber hose piece that connects the tank and filler neck together. I think that's where my bottleneck is and what causes the fuel to backup/spill. It's an old piece of rubber that I haven't replaced yet. My workaround is to pump gas very slowly. Pain in the butt as it takes me 10 minutes to fill up and I have to hold/squeeze the darn pump hose all that time.
I used to spill gas all the time until I replaced the rubber neck fitting between the tank and the filler neck. Now never a drop.

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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 10, 03:46 AM
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'67 and '68 have GOT to be better than a '69.

Some have success with this: http://www.mccuff.com/

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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 10, 10:12 AM
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Re: Filling gas tank problem

Talked to a Camaro owner once at the pumps, who had this ingenious device....was made out of aluminum and was attached to his key chain. He slipped it on the nozzle and held back the vapor recovery boot well up the nozzle. Seemed to work great....sorta like this...

http://wingstuff.com/pgroup_detail/1...older%2Fdes%2F

Steiner....that mccuff looks real good! plastic and easily portable too. Either one would probably work good

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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 10, 09:58 AM
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Joe.... I feel your pain. I have had this problem but only at some stations and I have a new filler neck and rubber connector. I generally try to use Rotten Robbie now as their pumps don't seem to leak at all when I hold them the right way, ie: pointed in normal, not sideways, or even upside down. I've had really awful time with pumps at Shell, Chevron, and even Unocal.

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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 10, 11:02 AM
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Are some of the pumps you guys are using the kind that the nozzle's spring loaded vapor recovery collar has to be pushed in to a certain point to activate the fuel discharge? If so just hold it back with one hand to activate the vapor recovery switch and pump away. Two handed operation. Our tanks are not vented like new cars. If you seal the neck with any type of nozzle collar or boot the air pressure built up while filling must come out, so it pukes gas back out with it. I very rarely have problems with spillage.
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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 10, 08:43 AM
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Holding back the vapor recovery collar doesn't always work for us, welcome to California Air Resources Board (CARB) that likes to make everything more difficult here.
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McCuff, take a bite out of spills

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post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 10, 04:59 PM
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Now that one made me LMAO. I could just picture the dog in his trench coat sniffing the fumes off the gas pump.

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I have the exact problem. I believe my issue is the somewhat crimped/twisted rubber hose piece that connects the tank and filler neck together. I think that's where my bottleneck is and what causes the fuel to backup/spill. It's an old piece of rubber that I haven't replaced yet. My workaround is to pump gas very slowly. Pain in the butt as it takes me 10 minutes to fill up and I have to hold/squeeze the darn pump hose all that time.
BTW, I finally replaced the rubber hose piece that connects the tank and filler neck. Ahhhhh.....what a difference not have to bend over for 15 mins while trying to slowly trickle in the gas. Now, I just set-it-and-forget-it... 30 min fix, can't tell you how many hours I've wasted at gas pumps...
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post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 11, 05:21 PM
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Re: Filling gas tank problem

i just make sure its tilted up. if i have it level then i get gas dripping out
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