Re: Gassing up a 86 Bronco
My 86 XLT has the same problem.
Have you replaced the gas tank recently? My problem started the first time that my tank was replaced, the new fuel filling hose used was just a bit too long and it kinked when the the new tank was installed. I found this out the first time I had to fill up the tank... it took so long that I just stopped at a couple bucks of gas and drove back to have it fixed.
That was 2 years ago. Since then I've had to replace the tank AGAIN... lucky it was under warranty (my truck has taken a beating from very harsh New England winters over the years) The problem came back. Unfortunatly, this time I can't figure it out. Everything seems fine on the truck. All I do now is put the gas pump handle in sideways and it works! ... Maybe the filler needs to be rotated?
It still drives me crazy every now and then, but I haven't gotten around to looking into it any further. It doesn't happen at all gas pumps for me... maybe some pump slower than others? Oh, one other thing... a gas attendant once told me that on some Fords, the filling hose is almost parrallel to the ground. So much so that if the gas station pavement has a slight downgrade in the opposite direction, the fuel line becomes level and filling is almost impossable. He says to drive the truck around and gas up on the other side of the pump... WITH the downgrade, not against it. I don't know if this really works or not. I only remember to try it when the gas stations are packed and theres no room on the other side.
If anyone has anymore info, please post it