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Old 01-13-2017, 09:23 AM   #1
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Filling the gas tank

I have a 2004 Sea Breeze LX. I've always had a problem trying to put gas in the tank. The nozzle keeps clicking off. In all the years I've owned this coach, I've only been to one gas station that I didn't have a problem. I've talked to other Sea Breeze owners and they have had the similar problem. Could it be a design flaw or is it something else?
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Check that the connection between the fill neck and fuel tank isn't kinked or making any sharp bends. Also check that the vent line isn't kinked or blocked. The auto shut off is triggered by fuel backing into the nozzle and this pressure shuts off the flow. Fuel is backing up in your fill neck, either because of a flow restriction in the fill neck or a faulty tank vent.
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My 05 Dolphin had the same problem. The metal fuel filler assembly is connected to 2
metal pipes that run to the fuel tank with a main fuel filler hose and a smaller vent hose.
In my case, the factory put in both sections of hose that where slightly too long. The vent hose was slightly kinked because it was too long and the large hose was too long causing the entire metal filler assemble to be mounted incorrectly, resulting in its' angle making it difficult to insert the gas station fueling nozzle. Cutting a short section out of both hoses solved both problems and the fuel filler assembly was re-positioned at the correct angle and a smoothly routed vent hose. Also, the vent pipe and hose should not turn down or have a low point for fuel to be "trapped", it should run or be positioned a bit above the main fuel pipe and hose.
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My 05 Dolphin had the same problem. The metal fuel filler assembly is connected to 2
metal pipes that run to the fuel tank with a main fuel filler hose and a smaller vent hose.
In my case, the factory put in both sections of hose that where slightly too long. The vent hose was slightly kinked because it was too long and the large hose was too long causing the entire metal filler assemble to be mounted incorrectly, resulting in its' angle making it difficult to insert the gas station fueling nozzle. Cutting a short section out of both hoses solved both problems and the fuel filler assembly was re-positioned at the correct angle and a smoothly routed vent hose. Also, the vent pipe and hose should not turn down or have a low point for fuel to be "trapped", it should run or be positioned a bit above the main fuel pipe and hose.
X2 That's normally the cause of not being able to get fuel in the tank.
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My 05 Dolphin had the same problem. The metal fuel filler assembly is connected to 2
metal pipes that run to the fuel tank with a main fuel filler hose and a smaller vent hose.
In my case, the factory put in both sections of hose that where slightly too long. The vent hose was slightly kinked because it was too long and the large hose was too long causing the entire metal filler assemble to be mounted incorrectly, resulting in its' angle making it difficult to insert the gas station fueling nozzle. Cutting a short section out of both hoses solved both problems and the fuel filler assembly was re-positioned at the correct angle and a smoothly routed vent hose. Also, the vent pipe and hose should not turn down or have a low point for fuel to be "trapped", it should run or be positioned a bit above the main fuel pipe and hose.

My 05 Dolphin too can be a problem filling. I haven't spent a lot of time looking into it but I have looked at it briefly and I did notice the slope isn't much and is also very long. The vent hose didn't seem obviously abnormal but hearing you success I will check it out further.


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