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Anyone having any issues different than most cars when filling the Fiesta's tank? Mine seems particularly touchy about being topped off.
 

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Do not top off the fuel tank. The pressure in an overfilled tank may cause leakage and lead to fuel spray and fire.
 

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Mine had issues for the first 4-5 fill-ups. It now seems to be filling up normally and completely. I too, tried to top it off once and ended up making a mess; therefore, remove the nozzle after it clicks off.
 

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Do not top off the fuel tank. The pressure in an overfilled tank may cause leakage and lead to fuel spray and fire.
Agreed. I never top off a fuel tank. I set the handle at the slow notch and when it shuts off, that's it.
 

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Do not top off the fuel tank. The pressure in an overfilled tank may cause leakage and lead to fuel spray and fire.
I overfilled mine and ended up with a big puddle underneath the car. On other cars of course the overflow would start to come back out around the gas pump nozzle. I don't know where the overflow in the Fiesta tank is but it made a mess under my car before I realized what was going on.
 

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Anyone having any issues different than most cars when filling the Fiesta's tank? Mine seems particularly touchy about being topped off.
Touchy how?
 

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It has been illegal in Oregon to pump your own gas for more than 15 years now, so I've never pumped gas before. I do know that there were concerns about the damage to the vehicle and safety problems caused by topping off however, so this year it was made illegal for attendants to do so (but most still do). I've not been diligent about requesting they don't with my old Escort, but with the Fiesta I'll make an effort for sure. It could get on the shiny new paint after all!
 

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It has been illegal in Oregon to pump your own gas for more than 15 years now, so I've never pumped gas before.!
I am totally living in the wrong state. Especially in the winter when it is -30
 

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I haven't used EasyFuel before (haven't made the big decision yet!) but I'm gonna be disappointed if it's that touchy. I have this thing where all gas purchases have to end in $__.00. If it doesn't, I keep pumping. I've added $3 or $4 before beyond the click in my truck with no problems.
 

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I haven't used EasyFuel before (haven't made the big decision yet!) but I'm gonna be disappointed if it's that touchy. I have this thing where all gas purchases have to end in $__.00. If it doesn't, I keep pumping. I've added $3 or $4 before beyond the click in my truck with no problems.
I always just let the pump stop itself, but when it comes to leaving a tip (using a credit card) I always need to round the number to $__.00. I guess everyone's got a little OCD in them.
 

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On both the MINI and the Passat I had before that, I could get at least a gallon in after the first auto shutoff. Extends the range...Reckon I won't be doing that on the Fiesta? :confused:
 

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Touchy how?
I have....er.....well a lot of cars. And, before that I had a LOT of other cars. Never, ever, have I had an issue filling and then topping off a couple times to be sure it's full. My Discovery (like someone's VW I think mentioned) takes better part of another gallon after the first auto shut off, my Sunbeam and the Lotus have dual tanks and don't fill all that consistently and the others all take more after the first auto stop without GUSHING OUT AND pouring all over and BLOWING UP the gas station.....or whatever was suggested. :confused:

If I try it once or twice in the Fiesta, it pukes a nice puddle below the rear suspension. I CAN control myself, ahem, and don't do it anymore on the Fiesta however, it pukes so easily I wanted to be sure it wasn't something wrong with the hoses/plumbing inside the upper filler neck. It would appear it's common with this car then....
 

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If I try it once or twice in the Fiesta, it pukes a nice puddle below the rear suspension. I CAN control myself, ahem, and don't do it anymore on the Fiesta however, it pukes so easily I wanted to be sure it wasn't something wrong with the hoses/plumbing inside the upper filler neck. It would appear it's common with this car then....
I always stop filling at the first shut off mainly cause I don't feel like paying for gas that ends up on the ground. :D
 

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I always stop filling at the first shut off mainly cause I don't feel like paying for gas that ends up on the ground. :D
It can also cause damage to the evaporative emissions system of the car because of raw fuel getting into the lines and charcoal vapor canister and then this will turn on a check engine light so that you have to come see me.
 

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It has been illegal in Oregon to pump your own gas for more than 15 years now, so I've never pumped gas before. I do know that there were concerns about the damage to the vehicle and safety problems caused by topping off however, so this year it was made illegal for attendants to do so (but most still do).
It was only this year that they required attendants to not top off?

Not only could there be damage to the vehicle or safety problems, but the customer would then be paying for spilled and wasted fuel that just evaporates into air pollution.
 

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I always stop filling at the first shut off mainly cause I don't feel like paying for gas that ends up on the ground. :D
Here we go again and I say again, of the last 20+ vehicles I've had, NONE of them make me pay for fuel on the ground due to topping the tank off. NONE of them make me visit a stealership due to engine lights from emissions system damage, due to topping the tank off. You must have or have had touchy cars like the Fiesta to make that statement.

Yes SVT3JC, we all have a little 'something' about us, I always top/round off the last $ digit to the nearest 5 or 0.....

I say it would be an extremely boring world if we were all the same. :)
 

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It can also cause damage to the evaporative emissions system of the car because of raw fuel getting into the lines and charcoal vapor canister and then this will turn on a check engine light so that you have to come see me.


Ding, ding, ding!!!!!!!!


When the auto fill nozzle shuts off DO NOT TOP OFF.....:eek:

It will cause damage and cost you lots of money!!!!!!:(
 

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Yeah, yeah, I understand about the reasons to not "top off," but it seems that the car is extraordinarily touchy about even getting completely full. I guess what I'm going to need to do is get it down close to empty, put a jerrycan in the car, drive it until it says 0 miles to empty (or it runs out), and then see how many gallons we get in. But so far, I can tell you we're not pumping anywhere close to the supposed capacity of the tank.

I'll start another thread asking what's the most people have put in.
 

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I'm trying to get out of the bad former habit of topping up to the next dollar (never another dollar beyond that though). I still like to see at least even quarters when I shut off the pump though. It's a hard to avoid the temptation to go to the next dollar when I am at $xx.73 though. At the station I fill my Saturn, the pump will shut off completely (complete the sale) with a few seconds of when the nozzle trips out. If the display reads $24.87, that is what you bought. Come to think of it, that isn't a bad design . . . .

To go back to the original question, I burped the Fiesta on the first fillup too. It stopped at 23.87 and it burped before I got to $24. Lesson learned. Since my wife is the primary driver of this car, I instructed her to use the slow setting on the pump and take whatever she gets when the nozzle trips.
 
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