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post #1 of 13 Old 07-11-2007, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation too much fuel ?

so today i fueled up and i put as much fuel in it as possible like i read on hear, so i would get the most in my tank. i noticed fuel dripping down the side of the tank comming from the top of the tank , wtf ! did i put to much fuel in it ? so , i called the dealer and they said to drive it to lower the fuel level and bring it in and they would be glad to check it out . has anybody ever had this happen before ? this is the first time that i ever had this happen .

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you filled it all the way up? yeah its gonna leak out of the filler neck especially when u drive and its sloshing around in there. I dont think u have much to worry about.

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You got it easier than me. I was filling up with a high flow pump and about 5 seconds into filling it burped threw the nozzle out and soaked me in diesel.
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Its probably leaking out the sending unit gasket. Its a big no no to fill these things past where there supposed to be. Just cuz you can get 31 gallons in a 29 gallon tank doesnt meen the factory screwed up. There specs are on USABLE space in the tank. It has to beable to expand and contract. I run my truck down to E and put about 25 gallons in it. Its a 29 gallon tank.
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Yeah you just put too much in it.

When I use the Big Rig pumps I put the handle on the slow click so it doesnt foam up as bad and burp, etc.

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yeah i figured that , but i will still let the dealer check it out just to be safe since it is under warrenty. even if they wont cover it i am still letting them check it out . i dont mind paying , just want everything to be correct and safe.


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I fill mine up all the way to the brim and it doesn't leak..... course that is usually when I am going to be drive 100 miles back home - so it gets used up and the level drops w/i an hour or so
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all of this happened when i was finishing fueling and before i put the cap on.


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I fill both of mine up till I cant put anymore in the tank and have never had a leak before.

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got a call from the dealer today , it was a bad gasket on top the fuel cell . its covered by the warrenty and good to go. i must have put enough fuel in it to see it leak they said .


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