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#3327529 - 03/29/14 05:39 PM Getting frustrated at the fuel pump station !!!
Mephy Offline


Registered: 04/01/08
Posts: 278
Loc: Toronto
Something very strange happen every time that I fill up the gas.

The pump keep stopping like the tank is full, I have to fill very slowly for fill up the tank.

I can hear noise like there are bubble while filling up, I don't know why.
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#3327531 - 03/29/14 05:41 PM Re: Getting frustrated at the fuel pump station !!! [Re: Mephy]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3239
Loc: USA
Sounds like the vent line is kinked or blocked.The vent line is a smaller diameter rubber hose/steel tube that parallels the main filler tube.

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#3327533 - 03/29/14 05:42 PM Re: Getting frustrated at the fuel pump station !!! [Re: Mephy]
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Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 8660
Loc: Middlesex County CT
Car type would be good; Prius had an issue with that at one time.
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#3327566 - 03/29/14 06:16 PM Re: Getting frustrated at the fuel pump station !!! [Re: Mephy]
Chris142 Offline


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Loc: apple valley, ca
Jeeps and ford trucks too
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#3327581 - 03/29/14 06:35 PM Re: Getting frustrated at the fuel pump station !!! [Re: Mephy]
tc1446 Offline


Registered: 12/10/10
Posts: 416
Loc: NC
Some pump nozzles are overly sensitive and cut off when you pump fast. I get this every once on awhile, especially on my Can Am.
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#3327594 - 03/29/14 06:43 PM Re: Getting frustrated at the fuel pump station !!! [Re: Mephy]
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Registered: 08/14/10
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Loc: Northern Kentucky
Your frustration is misguided since the problem likely lies with the vehicle.
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#3327601 - 03/29/14 06:51 PM Re: Getting frustrated at the fuel pump station !!! [Re: Mephy]
Colt45ws Offline


Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 7354
Loc: Central Washington
Yup, my CVPI does this. The Vent valve is sticking closed.
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#3327628 - 03/29/14 07:22 PM Re: Getting frustrated at the fuel pump station !!! [Re: Mephy]
EricF Offline


Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 1536
Loc: SF Bay Area
I've had a similar problem with my 06 Saturn Relay van. Only 1 costco station gives me a headache, no other gas station or other costco have given any issues. with this one particular costco, I have to hold the nozzle at the 2-3 o'clock position.

I used to pump gas back in the day, the culprit was the boot back then. but it works fine on my other cars and nobody else apparently has an issue either.

I don't get it.. but I know how to get around it!
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#3327707 - 03/29/14 09:04 PM Re: Getting frustrated at the fuel pump station !!! [Re: Mephy]
artificialist Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 6541
Loc: Florida
I have had all kinds of cars do this intermittently. This usually happens to me when a gas station has less than perfect maintenance of their equipment.
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#3327732 - 03/29/14 09:21 PM Re: Getting frustrated at the fuel pump station !!! [Re: Mephy]
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Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 13170
Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: Mephy
Something very strange happen every time that I fill up the gas.

The pump keep stopping like the tank is full, I have to fill very slowly for fill up the tank.

I can hear noise like there are bubble while filling up, I don't know why.


Only at one station or any station?

What vehicle?
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#3327738 - 03/29/14 09:26 PM Re: Getting frustrated at the fuel pump station !!! [Re: Donald]
artificialist Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 6541
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: Donald
Originally Posted By: Mephy
Something very strange happen every time that I fill up the gas.

The pump keep stopping like the tank is full, I have to fill very slowly for fill up the tank.

I can hear noise like there are bubble while filling up, I don't know why.


Only at one station or any station?

What vehicle?

I am saying that every car in my whole family has experienced this a few times.]

I am also saying that it can happen at any gas station, but it happens most often at ones where the pumps aren't inspected or serviced properly.
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#3327808 - 03/29/14 11:09 PM Re: Getting frustrated at the fuel pump station !!! [Re: Mephy]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 8806
Loc: Clovis, CA
That falls under your evaporative emission controls system.

Your tank is not venting for some reason.

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#3327974 - 03/30/14 08:52 AM Re: Getting frustrated at the fuel pump station !!! [Re: Mephy]
JamesBond Offline


Registered: 12/13/06
Posts: 328
Loc: midwest
This happens to me if I put the nozzle too far into the filler hole. Back it out a little.

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#3328119 - 03/30/14 12:31 PM Re: Getting frustrated at the fuel pump station !!! [Re: Mephy]
CBR.worm Offline


Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 1373
Loc: Jupiter, Fl
Some nissans (both of mine) had a problem with a 'shutter valve' that was supposed to prevent siphoning, but would sometimes get stuck and not allow you to fill more than a few gallons at a time. Same gurgling noise occurred.
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#3334549 - 04/05/14 09:59 PM Re: Getting frustrated at the fuel pump station !!! [Re: Mephy]
Mephy Offline


Registered: 04/01/08
Posts: 278
Loc: Toronto
Sorry for the delay, the car is Kia Spectra 2006 and I do the gas to Shell.

The problem is at every gas station.
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