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Posted by Mike Rosenberg on March 1, 2005, 8:58 pm
I've found that I have to pump gas _very_ slowly when filling up my 2004
Prius to avoid have the pump's cut-off valve (or whatever it's called)
stop the flow almost right away.  When I say _very_ slowly I mean a mere
trickle -- filling the tank can take five minutes.  I'll certainly bring
this up the next time I bring the car in for scheduled maintenance, but
I was wondering if my experience is typical.

Mike Rosenberg
<http://www.macconsult.com>  Macintosh consulting services for NE Florida
<http://bogart-tribute.net>  Tribute to Humphrey Bogart

Posted by Kevin Kirkeby on March 1, 2005, 9:26 pm
You Californ's have those fume recovery hoses, don't you? That may be part
of the issue, but not likely the primary cause. We may be dealing with the
fuel tank neck being too small for the flow rate of American pumps. I've
noticed at about six gallons a minute, mine does the same thing, so I try to
use about three-quarter's of a squeeze on the handle.


Posted by Mike Rosenberg on March 2, 2005, 12:20 am

I live in Jacksonville.  :-)

I'd be absolutely delighted with six gallons a minute.  Two gallons a
minute is more like it.

Mike Rosenberg
<http://www.macconsult.com>  Macintosh consulting services for NE Florida
<http://bogart-tribute.net>  Tribute to Humphrey Bogart

Posted by dbs__usenet on March 1, 2005, 9:32 pm
Not a problem with my 2002.

I had a similar problem with another car, and found that the angle of
the filler neck and the particular nozzle used by my station did not
like each other.  The nozzle woudl shut off almost immediately unless I
turned it about 1/3 clockwise.

Nozzle. Isn't that a funny looking word?  The more I look at it the
more it seems wrong.


Yup.  Looks wrong.


Posted by Rod on March 2, 2005, 12:26 am
 On Tue, 01 Mar 2005 15:32:37 -0600, dbs__usenet@tanj.com wrote:

Probably phonetic derivative from the German for nose:  "nase".  A
nasenwarmer is a tobacco pipe.


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