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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-18-2002, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Problems at the pump.

I'm having a problem with my gas tanks. At almost every gas station that i go to to fill up, every time they start to pump the gas the pump clicks off like it was full. Now usually the tanks are bone dry and it is doing it to both of them. I took the hoses out to see if they were cracked maybe the pump was picking up fumes and turning off because of the emissions laws in jersey, but all of the lines are fine. The truck is a 91 Ford F250. It's kind of a hard problem to describe but i can't seem to figure out why the pumps keep shutting off. If anyone has any theories on this they would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Problems at the pump.

sounds like you've already checked some of these things out, but you might wanna read this thread.
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Yea, this was discusses not long ago. Seems like almost all Ford truck do it. The single tank in the rear ones, like a Bronco do it too. Mine does this. The gas pump guys here (Oregon, it is illegal to pump your own gas) seem to have figured it out. They do not shove the nozel all the way in, but almost all the way. This solves the problem.
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Re: Problems at the pump.

Do u guys have those dopey bellows around the pump nozzle?
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Re: Problems at the pump.

I've never been able to hold the nozzle at WOT, but a couple weeks ago I actually found a station where I couldnt get the nozzle to stay on a notch at all and it was so slow, so I tried pulling the nozzle out about half way and it worked like a charm, as Juice said. If you look at how the nozzle is shaped and the angle of the filler hose, it makes sense that there will be lots of backpressure as the fuel tries to make the turn. I guess FORD tanks dont sit as low as most vehicles, which makes the filler hose more horizontal than most... becomes a big issue when you're shoving $50 worth of gas down the mouth of a petrol-guzzling bastard [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Problems at the pump.

I read those threads. Thanks. I have another question though. Well you pull the filler neck out, i know there is an inner hose inside the neck. How long is this hose supposed to be? When i looked at it, it was only as long as the metal housing...not the length of the rubber hose that the metal leads into. Could part of the rubber hose have broken off and causing this? From what i remember it looked like a clean cut though, not like it had broken off.

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Re: Problems at the pump.

I have the same problem, but it seems to do it only on some pumps and not others. When it does do it, it keeps stopin' and I have to hold it just right for it to pump?!
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Re: Problems at the pump.

i,ve had that problem ever since i owned my first ford and juice and them are right just dont leave it .i did that once to clean the windows many years ago and the hose fell out boy what a mess
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Re: Problems at the pump.

Not all station pumps seem to pump at the same speed. the faster ones are the ones that probably cause you the problems. As Muddy said, the tanks sit high, and the filler goes pratically horizontal. You get the nozzle in too far and I think the angle of it vs. the filler neck causes backpressure and shutoff.
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Re: Problems at the pump.

We're gonna pull my truck apart to see how far down the hose should go. I have no problems filling my truck anywhere so i guess this is a good starting piont. If we can't get anywhere with that we'll probably try to extend the tube a little further into the filler neck. I'll let you know what we find.
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