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Old 03-03-2005, 02:12 PM   #1
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Truck stop nozzles too big for 1999 F250 diesel. Anyone have a solution?

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Old 03-03-2005, 05:49 PM   #2
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Truck stop nozzles too big for 1999 F250 diesel. Anyone have a solution?

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Scott, there used to be an adapter you could get from your auto parts store, that would slide onto the nozzle, and allow you to put regular gas in a car designed for unleaded. You may be able to find the same thing for your truck. Try asking at the truck stop, and maybe a parts store that carries big truck parts.
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If the Nozzle won't fit your Ford....

then trade it in on a Dodge. Just Kidding. Seriously the big high speed nozzle does fit into my Dodge, but most places I fuel have two different size nozzles. One may be on the other side of the pump. If not look for a station which has diesel at the same pumps as the gasoline, they will probably be the smaller size.

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i don't have any problems with my chevy either!

perhaps you could take a drift punch and knock the restrictor out of the filler neck. or a hole saw would do the same!

of course one would remove it from the truck first!

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Scott,
Last summer up in Flagstaff I mistakenly put the "big rig" nozzle into my Silverado's filler neck and the higher pressure sent diesel right back up and out on the ground (and me and the truck). Luckily I was semi paying attention and stopped it immediately. I sheepishly motored over to the other side of the pump (while the station attendant snickered) and completed my fillup. So Lowell speaks the truth.
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Last summer up in Flagstaff I mistakenly put the "big rig" nozzle into my Silverado's filler neck and the higher pressure sent diesel right back up and out on the ground (and me and the truck). -Ken
I have the same truck and use the big nozzles all the time. Never had a problem. In fact, I have used the big nozzles to fill my '87 Mercedes 190D, albeit slowly and carefully.

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Truck stop nozzles too big for 1999 F250 diesel. Anyone have a solution?

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In late 2001 model year, Ford went to large fillers. Our 2002 can take the big nozzles wide-open. You might compare the location of your filler on the bed and on the tank and see if the new stock filler pipe might work.
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In late 2001 model year, Ford went to large fillers. Our 2002 can take the big nozzles wide-open. You might compare the location of your filler on the bed and on the tank and see if the new stock filler pipe might work.
I believe a retro fit for the 99 Ford might be possible ... Perhaps one could visit www.thedieselstop.com and do a search on this subject.
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