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Out of curiosity, how many people don't vent when refueling? Also, if I wanted to fill the tank, could I just let it pump 'till it shuts off or is there a possibility of spillage?
 

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imsos04 said:
Out of curiosity, how many people don't vent when refueling? Also, if I wanted to fill the tank, could I just let it pump 'till it shuts off or is there a possibility of spillage?
I always vent because I want to get an accurate measurement of my miles per gallon. The pumps around here will automatically shut off for me with no spillage, but I always recommend keeping an eye on it because the diesel fuel can foam up, especially with no venting. Please keep in mind I am talking about the small fuel nozzles at the local gas stations, and all bets are off if you are using the large nozzles the truckers use.
 

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I think you just convered another, so new total is now 851.
 

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I've got a ritual for fueling. 6-8 ounces of Power Service first so it mixes good. Then fill up watching for foam. Foam has only been a problem when fueling at a truck stop with big nozzles. Then slowly vent 'til full. I don't vent during the heat of summer unless I'm on a trip as diesel can expand when hot and over flow.
 

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Another question, when the ULSD comes here, would we need to do anything to the car? Will it affect the fuel milage?
 

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I vent all summer, living here in VA. I Have never heard of a 1st hand experiance of fuel expanding and leaking out of a diesel....
 

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maxforce said:
I vent all summer, living here in VA. I Have never heard of a 1st hand experiance of fuel expanding and leaking out of a diesel....
I've never had it happen in a NB either. Have in a truck though. Preventing this is one of the reasons for the air space that we are defeating when we vent.
 

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the only thing we had it leak out of is a steel tank in a truck. The tank set behind the bed in full sunlight. Being steel and sitting in the sun insted of plastic and in the shade may be the difference.
 

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in the filler neck or "pipe" that you pump the fuel into, there is a small black button that when pressed down vents air into the filler neck, allowing more fuel to go into the tank/filler neck.

Diesel bubbles up. push the button, vent off the bubbles, add more fuel, drive farther between fill-ups!
 

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vee_dubya_diesel said:
in the filler neck or "pipe" that you pump the fuel into, there is a small black button that when pressed down vents air into the filler neck, allowing more fuel to go into the tank/filler neck.

Diesel bubbles up. push the button, vent off the bubbles, add more fuel, drive farther between fill-ups!
do gas beetles have this, too?
 

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Vent? What's a vent? ;)


I'm ventless, baby...............yeeeaaaaaah!
 
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