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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:52 am 
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How in the world do you get gas to go down into the gas tank? I tried filling my tank today for the first time & I could not get gas to go in for nothing. No matter which way I held the nozzle when I squeezed the trigger gas would not go in at all the pump kept shutting off!!!
I finally had to hold the nozzle out of the hole and just let it drain down in. I did notice that when I removed the gas cap it sucked a lot of air back in but I don't think that would have anything to do with it ? although it may be the wrong gas cap. This is also the first time I ever saw a neck that went straight down like that into the tank.

Any ideas? Thanks Howard
P.S. & no the tank was not full to begin with.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:13 am 
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i find having the nozzle in half way & easy on the trigger at first and near the end works best.

btw what is your vehicle? i'm guessing '89-'94. mine is a '95 2dr.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:21 pm 
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It is a 91 Geo Metro 2Dr.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:28 pm 
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The vent tube (#2) could be clogged or kinked.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:31 pm 
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woodrufj wrote:
The vent tube (#2) could be clogged or kinked.

But try a different pump/station before getting dirty crawling under the car.

(Sorry for the additional post, can't find the "edit" button?!?)

Jay W
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:30 am 
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Thanks for the info. I wasn't even aware that there was a vent tube, I thought that most tanks just vented through the gas cap.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:31 pm 
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What I called a "Vent Tube" is really just for smooth filling of the tank, so pressure doesn't run up the filler neck and automatically shut off the pump (like you describe). When in operation the gas cap seals tight and as the fuel level decreases air is taken in through a canister under the hood.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:00 pm 
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the gas pump nozzle on the dispenser probably needed to be replaced. they have a pressure tube in them that will cause the nozzle lever to kick off when they get weak.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 2:06 am 
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I tried another gas station and it must have been the pump before because I didn't have a problem this time.
Before I held the handle every which way but just stuck it right in
the second time & no problem.
By the way I got 50.386 MPG or there abouts on 89 octane City & Highway Combined driving.
Thanks for all the replies Howard

P.S. NOW I'VE GOT AN OIL LEAK $#!+


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