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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 17, 2:44 PM Thread Starter
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Fueling up in California

I will be driving down to California next month. The car I will be driving has a recessed filler neck and about half the time I can not get a good seal over the filler neck. If I inserted a transmission funnel into the filler neck, then the rubber fill nozzle would be tight against the funnel, would this make a good enough seal to fool the pump?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 17, 3:15 PM
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Re: Fueling up in California

I haven't had a problem with any car, new or old, since those things were new to the market. That's been around 30 years.


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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 17, 3:20 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Fueling up in California

My filler neck is way down into the fender and it sometimes can not make a seal. I have been going to California for many years and this has been an on going problem with this car. Just trying to find a solution for this trip.
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In my Chevelles, I rarely get a good seal (you can often hear the liquid pouring in)... Although I do have a problem with the shorter hoses many station use now... That said, I usually have to hold the nozzle into the filler neck (but the trigger is kept on "automatic")...

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 17, 7:39 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Fueling up in California

Is there a vacuum created when the rubber fill nozzle fits against the fuel filler neck? Does there have to be a vacuum for the pump to work? My problem is on a 52 Buick Super.
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Is there a vacuum created when the rubber fill nozzle fits against the fuel filler neck? Does there have to be a vacuum for the pump to work? My problem is on a 52 Buick Super.
It's for vapor recovery so the ozone layer doesn't fall on are heads. The pumps in ct and ma don't use those anymore. All you need to do is compress the spring enough so the pump thinks it's sealed it a pain when filling a jug because two hands are needed.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 17, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Fueling up in California

I wonder if they use that spring type system in California? If they do then my idea with the transmission funnel would work. Does anyone in California know if they use that spring system?
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 17, 12:56 AM
 
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yes... just pull the rubber part of the pump that rests on the filler neck back towards you slightly and you'll be fine
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 17, 1:02 AM
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X2 You'll be fine. I'm in SF Bay Area, pumps here are using that spring system.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 17, 9:46 AM Thread Starter
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Great!!!!Thank you. I can work around the spring.
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