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Old 03-14-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I have an 06 Ford Expedition. Once I get past a gallon & 1/2 of putting gas in it, it starts kicking back like's it's full and I can only add a few pennies at a time. It's a huge pain in the you know what to put gas in it. Been dealing with this for years now.

I was told it would cost about $500 or $800. to fix by changing the inlet.

Recently I got gas at a station with really old pumps. I can fill my tank up there w/o any kick backs which is great so that's where I go now.

Now that makes me wonder, what is it about old pumps vs. new ones? Any clue why I can get gas from an old pump but not a new one?
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Is your problem related to the pumps? I am not sure. I drive a 1994 model year car, but still don't experience a problem of this sort. If anything, I would expect your 2006 model vehicle to be compatible with newer pumps.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:16 AM
 
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Are you saying that you have problems with the nozzles that have the rubber vapor recovery sheath?
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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None of the stations I fill up with have the sheaths. Just plain old metal nozzel going in.

I was told there is a little flap in the tube going into my gas tank and it's likely closing shut while I'm adding gas. I suppose it might hold a gallon an 1/2 as that's when it starts kicking back. Then from there is a little at a time.

It's just with the old pump like before the pay at the pump days, it does not give me any problems.
I can fill up without any kick backs at all.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:24 AM
 
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The old pumps probably pump with less force and a lower flow rate than the newer ones.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Some newer Mustangs have the same issue. Mine don't. I believe that there is a TSB on the fix for the Mustang.. not sure for your truck
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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The old pumps probably pump with less force and a lower flow rate than the newer ones.
I thought about that, but the old pump sure is fast and I hear less air coming out of it than the newer pumps. It's a mystery.
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:29 PM
 
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i have trouble topping off my '08 Elantra. putting the last 2-3 gallons in is a struggle and a pain in the ass
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:37 PM
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Location: Still in Portland, Oregon, for some reason
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My '04 Santa Fe is VERY picky about which pumps it likes. My nearest Shell station has a pump that brings it right to full and keeps it there EVERY time so that's the only place I go. Once I pulled into a different station on an empty tank and it only took 12 gallons before shutting off; pretty stupid in a 19-gallon tank.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Inland Empire, Calif
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Sounds like the vent on your fill pipe is blocked.
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