tuff question.Dougie said:I don't understand the fascination with squeezing the last possible drop into the gas tank. Not only is there the chance of screwing up the emissions system, but you're also carrying around 50 pounds of gasoline for no particular reason.
much agreed...im am so much happier not having to take the extra 10 or 15 min to stop and get gas....and if i cant wait to do it every 600 or so miles, i so willbagwell said:answer = because I hate stopping to fill up!!
if I can go an extra XXX miles on a tank, I'm happy.
not being an *** here....but from this statement it looks like you shouldn't even fill it up.... But I think you meant to say "Adding any additional fuel after the tank is full will allow gas to get into all sorts of filters and valves and hoses that are intended to carry vapor, not liquid...Dougie said:As soon as the tank is full, the gas starts getting into all sorts of filters and valves and hoses that are intended to carry vapor, not liquid...
I for one agree. Gasoline weighs about seven (7) pounds per gallone and somewhere in one of these discussions the other year an individual noted that they only run around with half a tank, suggesting that there's really no reason to lug all that extra weight around.... but you're also carrying around 50 pounds of gasoline for no particular reason.
OK, so I have always been filling up to the max amount that I can squeeze into the tank. I've always done this on my previous vehicles and simply have continued this habit. Since that is how I"ve been doing it, will the gas that I have pumped into the "recovery system" ever dissipate? Do you think I've already caused irreversable damage? I've only filled up about 5 times to date, so what do you think my chances of having caused damage? Dang, I've never ever heard about this before, so it appears that I am going to have to change my fueling up habits, right?Insightful Trekker said:"Official" capacity is 10.4 USG, but with some cajoling it has been reliably reported to accept 13.+
Your overfilling the evap recovery system with this technique. Over the long term damage to the charcoal canister is likely. And in case of an accident having this relatively less protected item "filled" with liquid fuel can have some firey consequences. :!: :shock: