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Old 12-19-2009, 17:44   #1 (permalink)
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Gas filling problem

I have a 06 ford f250 with a 5.4 and now for some strange reason it takes for ever to fill up the gas tank as as soon as I hold down all the way on the pump it kicks off I have tried to pull the gas nozzle out till in several different postions even to the point it's barely in the filler tube but still cuts pump off. what is the problem and have can I fix this as at minus 40 C gets pretty cold filling the tank up.

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Old 01-08-2010, 23:08   #2 (permalink)
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Except my 92 I own now I have always carried a block in the bed and when I stop to get gas I just throw it on the ground and drive up on it. The filler tube is too flat so it backs up. Usually a 2x6 about 8" long is plenty but my dual tank 82 required them stacked so I was tipping it 4". The idea is just to tip the truck so the fuel will flow down better.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:22   #3 (permalink)
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I have a 06 ford f250 with a 5.4 and now for some strange reason it takes for ever to fill up the gas tank as as soon as I hold down all the way on the pump it kicks off I have tried to pull the gas nozzle out till in several different postions even to the point it's barely in the filler tube but still cuts pump off. what is the problem and have can I fix this as at minus 40 C gets pretty cold filling the tank up.

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The fuel pump might be too fast and its creating back pressure. Try a couple of different stations and see if the same problem arises.

A while ago, owners of previous gen Mustangs had a problem filling the tank. Only because it was creating too much back pressure unless the tank had under 50% capacity, then it would fill fine, over 50%, and it would constantly click off. I know it's not an apple to apple comparison, but I'm sure the cold weather isn't helping any either. I find it easier to pump fuel in the winter than in the summer on all my vehicles.
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Tried filling at different stations and not much difference , tried the wood trick under tire yesterday and no luck either. Thanks for the help worth a try this problem is real pain in the A _ _
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Old 01-18-2010, 20:43   #5 (permalink)
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Another thought; when I owned my gas station the underground tank heaters kept the temp around 10-15C, which was fairly easy as they're a meter underground. Perhaps the fuel is too warm, and once it touches your -40C metal tube it evaporates more fuel than necessary thus creates additional back pressure making the pump think the tank is full? Just a thought. It's been a while since I've fueled in -47C weather. I had my Taurus a few hours north of Sudbury at a no-name station. Didn't have a problem there, not even with the gas.
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