Unable to fill gas tank all the way...

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by mosesk, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. mosesk

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    This has happened to me a couple of times...last night most recently.
    My gas gauge was flashing so I stopped for gas.
    I was only able to pump 3-4 gallons, before the hose shut off and every attempt to continue filling after that would only go a second or two before the hose shut off again.
    I was careful I though tto allow fumes not to build up since I imagined that might be why the hose was shutting off.
    I drove for a few miles and later that night stopped again at the same station and was able to fill up as expected.

    Comments?
     
  2. bisco

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    common problem. the gen II has a rubber bladder inside the tank that can be finicky, to say the least. some recommend letting the tank decompress for a minute after removing the cap. then turn the pump handle 45-90 degrees from normal and pump as slow as possible. also, different pumps sometimes work better.
     
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    Thx again!
     
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    all the best!
     
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