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Offline Vin829

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Small bar in the fuel tank?
« on: November 27, 2018, 03:43:37 PM »
What the hell is the purpose for this? Here in CA we have a stupid vapor recovery on the end of our nozzles and the bar prevents us from putting the nozzle in all the way to activate that vapor recovery. Any ideas?

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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 03:47:58 PM »
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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2018, 03:51:58 PM »
I read, but they seem to refer to it as plastic? This one is a small metal bar

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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2018, 04:07:39 PM »
It used to be plastic, now it's metal. It's the same stupid thing. Spaghetti monster in the sky knows what the heck it's for. We think it's to annoy us - I had smacked the previous one into the tank and did not hear back from it in 40K miles. This one seems to be welded in there but I'll find a way to smack it in.

Maybe there's some law in some country that you cannot stick the gas pump thingie inside your tank because it's offensive to the tank?  :745:

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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2018, 07:26:01 PM »
If I remember correctly its there so that you dont damage the fuel pump in the bottom of the tank if you put the nozzle in too far.


Never been an issue for me. I put the nozzle flat onto it and pump at full squeeze without any splash back
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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2018, 10:00:39 PM »
Here in California we have a stupid vapor recovery on our hoses. I just cant get the nozzle in far enough to activate without using my other hand to pull it back

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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2018, 01:46:22 AM »
Another first world problem ;-)

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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2018, 02:21:58 AM »
You really have no idea how much it sucks

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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2018, 03:16:39 AM »
Actually I do, I'm in California as well.

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Re: Small bar in the fuel tank?
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2018, 08:42:40 AM »
*Originally Posted by mjab [+]
If I remember correctly its there so that you dont damage the fuel pump in the bottom of the tank if you put the nozzle in too far

Nope, fuel pump is down the back, well away from the fuel cap, it would have to be a very long, flexible nozzle to reach it. Besides, there is a plate just a few inches inside (below) the filler hole which would prevent that.

 


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