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Old 11-28-2005, 02:10 PM   #11
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The tank is 18 gallons Jim.

That'* Gallons.. I hear you multiply by like 3.8 for the conversion.

Gosh it'* gonna be boring when I get banned.
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Well aint that something, 68L...

Anyhow, Mikey managed to get way more into it..somehow, he'll have to tell ya. Regardless of my inaccurate capacity claims, the principal is the same.
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Well aint that something, 68L...

Anyhow, Mikey managed to get way more into it..somehow, he'll have to tell ya. Regardless of my inaccurate capacity claims, the principal is the same.
Ok..you are saying the claim needs to be increased, right? Will that be in gallons or liters and is it spelled liter or litre?
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Old 11-28-2005, 04:23 PM   #14
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Maybe I just suck at the gas pump, but the pump stops. It like pumps 1 gallon, and shuts off like my tank is full, but I still have 1/2 a tank to go. I get frustrated after about 3 gallons or so, so I stop....and go to another station. Sometimes the same thing happens...other times I can fill my tank...no problem.
happens to me all the time when i have the pump crooked in the car...
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I've had this issue occasionally. Isn't there something in the neck that can get plugged that will cause it to do this? I thought I remembered reading it somewhere.

I was just having some fun with my previous comment.
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i always assumed that it was due to the way it might be shaped between the tank and filler neck. I have a boat that if it isnt JUST RIGHT it will stop after 1/4 gallon! darn Bayliners...
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The best example I have seen of filling a tank, beyond the mechanical "stop" of the gas pump was by sse1990, when he filled up Seths (smellbird) 98 SLE, I swear he got like 60L into the tank..

Divide by 3.8 to get gallons bishes :P
I don't remember how much he did pump but I remember thinking that I've never been able to pump more than 13.8 gallons into that tank. Maybe Mike still has that receipt, I'm just glad he paid for that tank.
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In my old 93' I had to have the rubbar guard on the nossle just outside of where the lid closes. If I pushed the nossle all the way in it would keep stopping. Just put the nossle in little past half way, then try pumping.
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whenever that happens to me, i just pull the pump out a inch or so and try again. 99percent of the time it works like a charm.
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Thanks for the tips guys

Even though a lot of this thread is quite
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