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How to fill a gas tank without spillage?

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Hey all,

I just got my first '02 (1971) and I take it to the gas station to fill her up and find that it's very hard to fill up my 02. I've been told to look for station without the vapor recovery device, but I'm thinking the design of the fill tube on the car is causing the backsplash I'm seeing. What do you think?

John

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take it very slowwwwwww and have a rag handy and some spray on cleaner, is just part of the 02 charm now days.

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best - if you get lucky, you'll find a station not too far out of your way that has pumps without the vapor bellows. There's a Beacon operated Arco outlet a couple of miles from my house that that's pretty much my exclusive fuel vendor for just that reason.

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put the nozzle in at (top)10 or 11 o'clock and when you pull the handle, keep one or two fingers under the trigger so you don't pull too far. Generally works. It is an art - much like coaxing worn '02 door locks open. best of luck man.

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Had the same problem when filling my 72tii at the Chevron in my area there are a few stations without the bellows in CA, for example the Chevron station in Monterey doesnt have the bellows. Funny how you notice these things when you own an 02.

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cut the back out of the loser toy so the gas can get through,

and somehow keep it in the right spot, so that you can still

close the gas cap. I can't try this, so someone else should try

it. You might have a million-dollar-cult-niche idea on your

hands... ;)

on a serious note, the only other thing that I didn't see

mentioned that I have always done was, rotate the fuel

nozzle like you do when you're pouring a glass of wine when

you're done with the "client". :)

HTH,

Elliot

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insert and twist so that handle is down and uncomfortable and coax the gas into the tank and never take your eyes off cuz it will usually backflow or dribble if your position varies at all. easiest way: put in fuel cell with open trunk fill tube and forget you have a trunk. or maybe put in i cool chrome filler cap on the trunk right into the fuel cell: will definately get attention.

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...where we ain't yet heard of such contrap'shuns. It's been annoying to mess with them on trips, though.

-Dave

Colorado '71

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On some pumps, I can stuff the shield into the gas tank spout and that will hold it there. Watch it carefully for a minute, twist the nozzle sideways a little and stick your tongue out to the right.

Half the time that doesn't work either. The rest of the time just pump it slow and watch the cars go by.

--Jerry

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carried (he doesn't have the car anymore) a one foot long piece of clear tubing that fits over the end of the nozzle. He puts one end in the tank neck, slides the other over the nozzle end and holds the vapor spring back with his hand. It makes it pretty easy to add fuel, plus you get to see whats going in through the clear tube. The cleaning rag is used for your hands instead of the car. I never bothered, but I might start after spending six months painting my tii! 8-)

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