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Re: can't fill gas tank past about 15 gallons

Post by zhenya » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:30 am

Thanks Stephen. Let me know when you are coming and I'll let you know if I still need it. I picked an engine shield from Dave's BTW.

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Re: can't fill gas tank past about 15 gallons

Post by abscate » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:57 am

Im still looking for a used P2 shield for the 2005 - I can go by Erie VoVo this week or next though on the way down.
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Re: can't fill gas tank past about 15 gallons

Post by sleddriver » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:40 pm

zhenya wrote:On my 850 I've been having some trouble filling it. Last week I really struggled to get it to take any fuel at all, and gave up at about 14-15 gallons with it clicking off every gallon or less. (Yes, I moved the nozzle to all different positions). Today (same station, different pump) it worked fine until it hit about 13 gallons then I was able to slowly add a couple more with it clicking off every few seconds. This is from near empty, having driven 10-20 miles after the fuel light came on.

I've read everything I can find on this issue and I gather that there is a filter near the filler neck that gets clogged, or something in the lines or check valve near the charcoal canister in the driver's fender. Looking around and under near the filler neck I can follow it from tank to gas cap, but can't locate anything other than lines contained inside some kind of plastic cover.

Where should I be looking and how should I start here?
Did you ever figure this problem out? Please update!
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Re: can't fill gas tank past about 15 gallons

Post by zhenya » Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:20 am

No, I haven't done anything about it. I'm not 100% convinced I have a problem though. On a recent longer trip I think I was able to get about 16 gallons in it and I would not have been surprised if there were still a couple in the tank, so I don't know. The gas gauge never goes to fully pegged on my 850 like it does on my v70 but that doesn't really mean much...

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Re: can't fill gas tank past about 15 gallons

Post by sleddriver » Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:10 pm

I experienced this problem for the first time yesterday. After 19yrs! My char-can + SO valve are in the rear. Something's Toes Up with either the SO or the ORVR valve, as the tank itself couldn't have been showing a false low-gas reading. The SO only closes when energized and it's new as of 4 or so years ago. The ORVR however is original and now 19yrs old. The last thing it could be is that the SOV vent line filter/open end is clogged for some reason.

Bummer.....I was enjoying my time off from working on this car......
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Re: can't fill gas tank past about 15 gallons

Post by abscate » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:01 pm

Sled - just to confirm you have EVAP system in the rear like a 1999+ ?

I thought that change came a year later.
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Re: can't fill gas tank past about 15 gallons

Post by sleddriver » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:25 pm

abscate wrote:Sled - just to confirm you have EVAP system in the rear like a 1999+ ?

I thought that change came a year later.
Indeed! Further, the sled came out of the factory in Aug 1997!
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Re: can't fill gas tank past about 15 gallons

Post by abscate » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:09 am

I think the reindeer pulled the sled out a little early

Bookmark this knowledge for the poor guy with a 1998 who can't find her/his evap...
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Re: can't fill gas tank past about 15 gallons

Post by sleddriver » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:02 pm

Yesterday I added about 5ga. as I was on fumes. No problems. Then later added another 5 ga. (much lower price). On the second fill, I heard a loud "BSSSCHHHHH" and half-expected to see gas either on my pants or the ground. Pleased to see neither. Something gave way though....didn't smell any gas in the garage this morning. A good sign (smell). Shut-off valve should only be energized when the EVAP system is under test.
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Re: can't fill gas tank past about 15 gallons

Post by abscate » Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:32 pm

Still have that fuel filter for next trip to Ithaca...
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