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Old 07-11-2010, 02:54 PM   #1
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Slow filling at the pump

What is the reason for slow filling at the gas pump. I have to barely squeeze the handle on the fill nozzle and it shuts off quite frequently as I am filling the tank. Replace the fill hose?
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:17 PM   #2
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Sounds like it could be a blocked vent hose due to dirt dobber or some other vermin or there is a crimp in the fill hose they tend to be longer on MH make sure the route taken to the fill cap is optimal it may be a replacement that didn't fit or get installed properly ie crimp instead of a
90 degree elbow etc..

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Old 07-11-2010, 04:31 PM   #3
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Try turning the nozzle to either side. Don't hold it at the 6 o'clock but rather at 4 or 8 o'clock.

I say this because this will change the position of the backfeed on the nozzle and may work better.

If hat has no effect i would look for a crimp in the truck fill tube or something blocking the truck vent line coming up from the tank.
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You can also try to only put the nozzle just half way in instead of all the way in.
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I too agree with Bfrank on the blocked vent hose. Check out the filler neck and see if there is a hose attached to the top of the filler neck. Follow it and see where it goes. Possibly down to a charcoal canister where a vent would reside. Unless its a diesel where there wont be a charcoal canister.

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Old 07-12-2010, 02:12 AM   #6
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What is the reason for slow filling at the gas pump. I have to barely squeeze the handle on the fill nozzle and it shuts off quite frequently as I am filling the tank. Replace the fill hose?
Hi, is it always slow or just this last time? I have run into a lot of defective filler nozzles at different gas stations. Try a different pump or different station, if this is the case.
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It has always filled slow ever since I bought it. The previous owner even told me it would. The only time I remember it seems to be when I'm at the pump and it takes a looooong time to pump gas. Right now it's on my mind and I'd like to get it fixed.
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:59 PM   #8
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Our 76 fills very slow also but we think it's problems with pumps since our whole fuel filler hose is brand new.
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:17 AM   #9
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Our's had a severe belly in the fill hose. So severe it acted as a P-trap. I replaced everthing between the fill and tank and it took care of the slow fill problem.

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You can look at my previous posts for a description of what I did.

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