Follow-up To Check Gas Cap Riddle
Well, on my second full tank of gas I got the same stinking message until I had about 50 miles on the tank. Just like my other two (and first) fillups.
I found out what the problem is. When I was filling up the tank I always gave her a little extra squirt or two after the hose shut off (that'* called "topping off" for you younger whipper-snappers. This is a no no.
Today, for the first time, I removed the nozzle as soon as it shut off and cranked down the gas cap. I did not try to top off. This is the first time the Check Gas Cap warning has not appeared within 10 miles after fill up.
The dealer says this is typical. At least for the late-model Bonne, gone are the days when we "topped 'em off". That extra fuel interferes with the vacuum and pressure check sensors until it drops to the level it should have been at when the nozzle shut the gas flow off the first time! I believe that.
Hope this helps.
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