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Old 07-24-2003, 00:54   #1 (permalink)
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Question filling the tank

i tried filling up a mates xh? ute (longreach thing). couldnt hold the trigger flat out and had to hold it on weird angles to fill it, other wise would cut out. took for ever to fill.

anyways, the question is do the ba's have a similar problem, or are they easy to fill like sedans?
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Old 07-24-2003, 01:40   #2 (permalink)
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Re: filling the tank

I used to have that drama on my rodeo, not as bad on the BA.

From what i can understand it's due to the bend in the pipe that leads from the cap to the tank. If the nozzle is inserted into the tank close to the bend, the high flow will hit the bend and cause somewhat of back flow into the nozzle which cause the bowser to cut out. I found just repositioning the angle of the nozzle helped cut out the angle and it didnt stop...as much
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yup.. my ba has the same problem, but it is only with some bowsers... dunno why.

the one at home if you hold it hard to the top it works no problems, but otherwise only can fill slow
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Yeah my light was warning me i was low on gas, so I went and filled her up, 65lts, like 15lts in reserve is a little concervative .. grr to that.
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Re: filling the tank

Before my BA ute I owned a Valiant Charger - filler is at the rear end centre. Now if you guys think it is a problem with the utes, it was a bloody nightmare with the Valo. The BA is fine to fill.
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Re: filling the tank

Speaking of....My AU11 ute held 85litres..Why the downgrade to 80?...
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AP remembers the days, filling a Charger with fuel. Oh what a fine design.....
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My BA ute no problems flat out pump fill ups..when i was i younger guy i used to work in servo,s when they had service the worst car to fill without a doubt would be HQ to HX station wagons ..
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Re: filling the tank

I remember the Mitsubishi Mirage could have problems with filling. The worst car I've ever seen was a Nissan Narvara Dual cab converted to flat tray. The filler was repostioned that low it was nearly level with the top of the tank. You could only trickle fill it to about 3/4 full. Customer went ape!
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Yeah my light was warning me i was low on gas, so I went and filled her up, 65lts, like 15lts in reserve is a little concervative .. grr to that.
I got the same prob with my ute....most i've got in mine is 68litres?
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