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Old April 6th, 2017, 22:10   #8941
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Originally Posted by ZippyNH View Post
One tip...
Overfilling a gas tank can get very $$$$ with modern cars. The charcoal vapor recovery canisters can get saturated and require a $$$ replacement. The extra space in the system is meant to add volume so when the gasoline expands or the car applies the vacuum to the tank system, liquid gasoline cannot get to the charcoal canisters. When overfilled, all bets are off.
Good point. I should have been clearer...

I'm aware of the charcoal canisters of modern gasoline powered cars/trucks. I make it a rule to never fill more the the second "click". After the fuel pump clicks the first time I wait 10 seconds then hit it one more time. Normally gets a me 1/3 gallon extra. I have never and will never fill to the brim on my gasser.

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