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Old 04-23-2007
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Gas Tank overfill question

Whenever I fill my 93 Ranger XLT, I always have to tell the guys filling the truck (I live in Oregon, so dont pump my own gas), to NOT fill to a certain dollar amount when filling up truck.

When pump shuts off, its full. It overflows under the truck every time.

Not sure if thats a leak somewhere, or normal for Fords to slightly overflow like that when filling.
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None of the rangers I've ever owned have overflowed. When the pump clicks off, i give two or three more shots and I usually can't do any more. It shouldn't be over flowing unless the pumps where you live suck.
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I top off my gas all the time and I've never had it leak out or overflow except out of the gas hole where the nozzel goes into but that is only when I'm not paying attention, maybe a few times a year. I don't think it's supposed to leak out from any other places that I know of.
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what does living in oregon have to do with pumping your own gas? as for your overflow problems, the gas shouldn't overflow. try another station.
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what does living in oregon have to do with pumping your own gas? as for your overflow problems, the gas shouldn't overflow. try another station.
its illegal to pump your own gas, much like New Jersey
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man when the thing clicks on my truck i can put almost 2.50 more in before it even starts to look full!
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its illegal to pump your own gas, much like New Jersey

thats crazy
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thats crazy
yep but whenever i filled up the benz in jersey i always did it myself since i didnt want them putting gas in my diesel... i got yelled at once for it but kept on filling up until it was done
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Yeah, I agree with the "go to another station" posts.

I filled up at a run down McEwan station once and it over flowed.....the pumps didn't click, so needless to say, I never went there again.

Stick to the brand name stations that look in good shape.
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It happens at every station I go to.

I tell them to fill it up, but to NOT round it off. When the pump clicks, the tank is full. If they try to short fill it to reach 50 cents, or a dollar, it overflows under the truck.
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ive had the thing cut off at $23.35 and ive put gas in up to like $24 and its never overflowed. Im guessing you have a bad hose down there somewhere thats causing it to pour out underneath
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yea its your filler neck. its rotten where it conects to the tank. i just replaced mine on my 94. it had a huge crack like 3/16" so when i was getting full tank of gas just before it clicked off the first time it was all ready spilling on the ground.

save your self some liqued gold get a new filler neck. i bought one from a guy on ebay for 140 bux. now no more spilled gas at $3.30+ gal in cali
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save your self some liqued gold get a new filler neck. i bought one from a guy on ebay for 140 bux. now no more spilled gas at $3.30+ gal in cali
Holy cow $140? man, I'm glad I found a replacement at a junk yard!!

Mine didn't crack, rather some retards decided to steal some gas, not realizing that a cop was watching them. lol
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yea but i bought a new one..... less i have ot take the bed off the better.
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