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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 02-09-2009, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Gas overflows on fill up?

I filled up the Commander the other day (my wife usually drives) and quite a bit of fuel squirted out on my hand and the body before the pump clicked off. My wife said it does this everytime she fills up completly. Is this a known issue? I searched found nothing related.

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I would say that is either a pump or pumper problem not a problem with the Commander.

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I agree, it's a pump problem. It happens to me at times.

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Just watch the number of gallons on the pump and slow it down when it nears filling. If you listen closely, you can also hear it getting full, just like hearing the change in pitch when you fill a glass with liquid.

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It happens to me once in a while. I like the idea of listening to it as you can hear it gurgle when it nears the top!

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This thread is funny! Is this the first vehicle you guys ever had to put fuel in?

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Are you setting the pump to auto fill? If so, don't use the fastest setting. Try low or medium. Works for me!
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That's why I always use the lowest setting on the fuel nozzle, it allows the air to vent properly while filling the tank.

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I live in NJ we are not allowed to pump our own gas because we are either not smart enough or not to be trusted. I think both are true. If you have had this happen at more than one gas station then it could be possible that your tank or filler is not venting properly some or most fuel nozzles use the pressure to sense when to shut off. My old YJ was a pain in the butt because I could not use the auto fill since it shut off every couple seconds.

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I live in NJ we are not allowed to pump our own gas because we are either not smart enough or not to be trusted. I think both are true

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