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Username Post: Will this damage an electric fuel pump?        (Topic#359662)
timh651 
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02-01-20 09:23 AM - Post#2785599    

I have a 2003 chevy s-10 with a 4cly motor. When I fill up my gas tank, I top it off completely into the neck. The last time I was getting gas, their was a guy at the gas station with a tow truck. He warned me to stop doing that. He said that when you continue to fill the tank past the point that the gas hose shuts off, the fuel pump will have trouble reading how much gas the tank has and can burn up the fuel pump. He said he's seen this happen a bunch of times. Can anyone else here tell me if this is true?



 


2plus2 
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02-01-20 12:51 PM - Post#2785613    
    In response to timh651

He has no idea what he is talking about
Your gauge float will of maxed out inside the tank before the pump shuts off,so when you add that last bit of gas it doesn't read on the sender


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george88gta 
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02-02-20 04:56 AM - Post#2785669    
    In response to timh651

Dont know about this damaging a fuel pump, but it will lead to an evaporative system failure and possibly splashed or spilled gasoline during the process. Lots of info out there, do a quick web search.




Edited by george88gta on 02-02-20 04:57 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Shepherd 
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02-02-20 02:23 PM - Post#2785720    
    In response to george88gta

Seconded



 
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02-02-20 02:53 PM - Post#2785722    
    In response to Shepherd

3RD IT.
THAY PUMP OUR GAS IN NJ,SO I USUALLY GET $20/25 WORTH FOR THAT REASON DEPENDING ON THE PRICE.SINCE THE GAS COOLS THE PUMP I NEVER LET IT GET BELOW 1/4 TANK.

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wagonman100 
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02-06-20 04:00 PM - Post#2786022    
    In response to TAT_2

I do the same TAT. 1/4 tank is considered empty for me. And yes, you can damage the evap. system by overfilling but not the pump. I usually let the pump click off on it’s own and then add to the nearest dollar.

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02-06-20 06:27 PM - Post#2786027    
    In response to george88gta

  • george88gta Said:
it will lead to an evaporative system failure




This is almost guaranteed. Keep doing it and you will eventually get a CEL. You'll be able to clear the code and it will keep coming back until you clear the line from the tank to the canister and you may have to replace that canister.


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