Fuel Filling Problem

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by eric1234, Feb 6, 2017.

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    Thanks.
    Actually, I just finished fixing mine after it ran away this spring and found a tree.:mad: Needed to replace the generator, radiator, and a woodruff key in the steering box.
    I had to argue with my grown son that I needed a generator, not an alternator. I told you the design is old. Voltage regulator, carburetor, coil, distributor points. It's all in there.
     
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    LOL, ah yes I remember those well
     
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    This is mine in April.
     
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    Who put that stupid tree there??!! :eek: :LOL:
     
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    Ah a Generator, what we Brits call a Dynamo.
     
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    I stand corrected... I searched online and many recommended rinsing with water to dilute the spilled gas. And if water is not available, get a paper towel and soak it in the squeegee water and squeeze it out over the spill several times. Wash and wax when you get home.
     
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    I'll wager near everybody uses the sponge side of the windshield washer brush... :whistle:

    The downside to any action rinsing off the car: is gas washing into storm sewers, which often ends up in nearby streams.
     
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    Thank you for your post. I’ve been experiencing this problem with my 2016 Prius since I bought it several years ago. I’m looking forward to seeing if this is the cause, and solution, to a problem that I’ve been getting the run around about from Toyota and my local dealership for years! Thank you again to all of you who have posted info on a problem, “that we’ve never heard of before”!


     
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    There was a (recall? TSB?) to replace a weak fuel door spring on some cars.

    TSB Fuel Filling Problem | PriusChat
     
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