[DML] Re: Problem when filling the gas tank
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[DML] Re: Problem when filling the gas tank

Strangely enough, I have this same problem on my wife's Jeep too! It's always been a pain 
on the DeLorean for me, but I found that it only happens on gas nozzles that have those 
Vapor Recovery sheaths on them that cover the entire metal nozzle. The ones that look 
like this:


Any other type of pump handle, and I do mean ANY is fine. None of the others have ever 
given me a problem on any car. Aside from avoiding places that use these types of pump 
handles, they way I avoid problems is easy:

1. Do NOT insert the handle all the way into the inlet on your car. 2"-4" is plenty far 

2. DON'T pull all the way up on the trigger, and DON'T use the automatic lock.

3. If you still have problems filling, grab the rubber sheath with your free hand and pull it 
back as far as you can. Grab it on the outside, twards then end, and you'll be fine. You 
won't get any gasoline on your hands. For some reason, this always gets rid of the 
problem for me. It's like those sheaths are too sensetive to pressure and keep triggering 
the shut off

If you do all of this, then you shouldn't have any problems. Just don't bother to top-off the 
tank and let the pump shut off normally.

vin 6585 "X"

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@...> wrote:
> I'm not sure others experience this or not, but when I fill my gas 
> tank, the pump keeps shutting off.  The handle frequently clicks off 
> as if it sensed that my tank is full.  When it does click, gas 
> splashes back out of the filler opening, so I need to hold a rag 
> around it when filling.  It gets very annoying, as I continuously have 
> to keep re-squeezing the handle to start pumping again, several times 
> during a fill-up. Is there an issue where the handle does not seal 
> properly in order to correctly sense when I am full?  How do others in 
> the group handle this?  I keep trying to reposition the nozzle, trying 
> to make a good seal.  It has happened at more than one gas station as 
> well, so I'm not sure if it's dependent on the nozzle type.
> Thanks,
> Paul

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