Originally Posted by 2kg4u
This is not excess gas spilling out the filler tube. The first time he fills his car after removing the fuel pump, he gets gas spilling out the top of the tank. The fuel pump is not sealed to the tank.
JEDWARD, don't just clean up the sealing surface. Put a new O ring in there. This is not something you want to mess around with.
I understand exactly what was occuring to the OP and the fuel tank seal.
I was responding to the poster directly ahead of me -- see the quote in my posts -- who appeared to be claiming that excess gasoline put into a normal tank after the first clickoffs somehow was "lost" and "sloshed" away.
I also did not understand how the hoses "let any excess gas to drain."
For convenience, here is the original post to which I was replying:
"There is a reason that gas pumps automatically stop pumping. They are designed so that you don't overfill your tank, which sounds like what you did. Topping off a tank is a waste of money and I don't recommend it, instead just send me your extra cash. That extra gas you put in sloshes around and is ultimately lost as you drive down the road. Most filler hoses are designed to let any excess gas to drain."