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Old 10-01-2017, 02:44 PM   #1
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Variation in gas pump shut off

On a recent trip thru Missouri, Okla, and Tx we encountered several gas pumps that would not dispense fuel at any rate, i.e, they kicked off immediately. This occurred at two pumps at one station and one pump at two other stations. I literally could not pump more than a tenth gallon per squeeze. All other pumps we encountered allowed me to fill at full flow, so I tend to think it's not an obstruction in my filler tube or vent line.
Complaining to the checkout guy does absolutely no good. Is there anything I can do to eliminate this problem -- bigger vent line maybe? Does each pump have a variable setting that controls the auto shutoff?
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If you look down the barrel of the nozzle, don't pull the trigger, you will see a square block with a hole in it, going out the side of the filler tube.


When that hole is blocked with gas or anything, the nozzle trips off. Sometimes you need to pull the nozzle out a bit or turn it sideways to keep it going. You could also try dispensing at about half speed, rather then pulling the trigger all the way.
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You might want to post this in the Workhorse Chassis forum, I know this is an issue with some Workhorse P32 chassis, and can be caused by a kink or bend in the filler tube.

I have some issues with this on my P32 Safari Trek, however mine has never been bad enough to seek out a fix.
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If you look down the barrel of the nozzle, don't pull the trigger, you will see a square block with a hole in it, going out the side of the filler tube.


When that hole is blocked with gas or anything, the nozzle trips off. Sometimes you need to pull the nozzle out a bit or turn it sideways to keep it going. You could also try dispensing at about half speed, rather then pulling the trigger all the way.

Or turn it upside down!
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Old 10-01-2017, 10:44 PM   #5
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If you look down the barrel of the nozzle, don't pull the trigger, you will see a square block with a hole in it, going out the side of the filler tube.


When that hole is blocked with gas or anything, the nozzle trips off. Sometimes you need to pull the nozzle out a bit or turn it sideways to keep it going. You could also try dispensing at about half speed, rather then pulling the trigger all the way.
Did you not see the part where I explained that it wouldn't take gas at ANY rate? There was virtually nothing I could do to make the pump run. But driving to a different station would allow me to pump at full flow.
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Did you not see the part where I explained that it wouldn't take gas at ANY rate? There was virtually nothing I could do to make the pump run. But driving to a different station would allow me to pump at full flow.


I have that issue occasionally (in Missouri) in my dually, where I come across a pump that just doesnít want to pump at all. I pack up and head to another pump or station and it fills up all the way without an issue. Weird.
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Fuel nozzles do malfunction, fuel stations should replace outdated nozzles but they do not because they are expensive. Like others have suggested rotating the nozzle or pull it out one notch may help. Nozzles are not all the same take a look at the manufacture of the nozzle and the nozzles with the boot on the end that seals to fill pipe are very sensitive to shut off. It may just be the geometry of the nozzle has the shut off port to close to the inside wall of the filler pipe causing it to shut off early. So the best thing to do is move to a different pump or station where the nozzle is different.
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I will agree with the bad nozzle group. If it is the vent or filler tube it would likely happen almost all the time. The nozzles themselves aren't very expensive but sending the maintenance person and service truck from??? is. More than likely no one at the store would be able or have a nozzle on hand to make the change. The maintenance person is likely to be overbooked due to windshield time needed giving rise to long response times which discourages employees from reporting problems because "nobody cares" so why should they? Have I worked it enough?
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