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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Fuel Fill "BURP" - SOLVED! Umm problems in California! Reply with quote

Try this whilst in the (once great) State of California:

1. Hold gas nozzle in dominant hand.
2. Fully Retract/slide back the vapor recovery boot.
3. Place nozzle partially into filler opening.
4. Squeeze trigger part way

The boot must be fully retracted or the pump will not work.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:05 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Fuel Fill "BURP" - SOLVED! Umm problems in California! Reply with quote

11BC2 wrote:
Try this whilst in the (once great) State of California:

1. Hold gas nozzle in dominant hand.
2. Fully Retract/slide back the vapor recovery boot.
3. Place nozzle partially into filler opening.
4. Squeeze trigger part way

The boot must be fully retracted or the pump will not work.


I'll pass on the advice!

Thanks!

Dave
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Fuel Fill "BURP" - SOLVED! Umm problems in California! Reply with quote

The pumps here in SD suck. I have to hold it for my 80 EVERY time. Usually just requires 2-3 shoves gently to the bottom and slightly towards the front of the van to get it fully seated.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Fuel Fill "BURP" - SOLVED! Umm problems in California! Reply with quote

djkeev wrote:
11BC2 wrote:
Try this whilst in the (once great) State of California:

1. Hold gas nozzle in dominant hand.
2. Fully Retract/slide back the vapor recovery boot.
3. Place nozzle partially into filler opening.
4. Squeeze trigger part way

The boot must be fully retracted or the pump will not work.


I'll pass on the advice!

Thanks!

Dave


Actually 11BC2 is right, Dave. I live in CA and have the hardest time filling up and much of it has to do with those stupid vapor boots. If I don't pull back the vapor boot with my other hand, the pump simply will not fill any gas. It's as if the gas pump nozzle doesn't go in far enough into the filler to press the boot itself. Even in other states without vapor boots, I still have issues with the nozzle not going in far enough, which prevents me from squeezing the pump and using the little trigger to hold the flow of gas and letting it pump by itself. I don't think there was ever a time in the 6 years I've own my van that I didn't have to manually hold and squeeze the pump myself, not to mention going super slow and using two hands in CA cause of the boot.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:14 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Fuel Fill "BURP" - SOLVED! Umm problems in California! Reply with quote

Does anyone think I'll have any problem with a 1.5" wire reinforced Fuel Fill hose for this project ? I see Fisheries Supply sells by the foot and they have the Perko valves. I'd like to get it all in one shot ordering ...


https://www.fisheriessupply.com/trident-marine-a2-wire-reinforced-fuel-fill-hose-series-327
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:49 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Fuel Fill "BURP" - SOLVED! Umm problems in California! Reply with quote

The marine fuel hose I used was wire reinforced.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Fuel Fill "BURP" - SOLVED! Umm problems in California! Reply with quote

Thank you, sir !
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:06 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Fuel Fill "BURP" - SOLVED! Umm problems in California! Reply with quote

This is something I should consider doing to my '50 chebbie truck. Tired of planting my ear next to the filler neck opening.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:41 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Fuel Fill "BURP" - SOLVED! Umm problems in California! Reply with quote

I also have some leftover 1.5" marine fuel hose that someone can have for the cost of shipping (or free if you're in Austin).
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:23 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Fuel Fill "BURP" - SOLVED! Umm problems in California! Reply with quote

Iím in California. Yeah. When filling my motorcycle I always have to two hand it. Same on the van.
Typical California safety law making me spill all the time. If I could have 5m in a room with the person who designed those stupid rubber foreskins on the California pumps...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:48 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Fuel Fill "BURP" - SOLVED! Umm problems in California! Reply with quote

Any benefit from the small amount of vapor recovery with the CA pumps gets nullified easily if the system causes a spill of liquid fuel.
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PostPosted: Yesterday 6:02 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Fuel Fill "BURP" - SOLVED! Umm problems in California! Reply with quote

I performed this fix as per the OP. I live in ca. It works flawlessly. Great fix.
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PostPosted: Yesterday 8:04 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Fuel Fill "BURP" - SOLVED! Umm problems in California! Reply with quote

CyberHatter wrote:
I performed this fix as per the OP. I live in ca. It works flawlessly. Great fix.


Thanks for reporting back. It's good to hear. Do you need to do anything special when filling the van in CA?

I assume that djkeev was the one who performed the (probably misleading) edit to the title. I suspect that the 'problems in California' had nothing at all to do with the valve added to the fill tube and were just a case of the pump nozzle either not fitting far enough into the tube because of the VW design or because of operator error.
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