Thread: FZR Fuel spill everytime
10-29-2011, 09:30 AM #1
FZR Fuel spill everytime
I have a 2011 FZR and everytime I go get fuel I get overspill and it ruins the black plastc around the fuel cap.
Am I the only one that has this problem?
10-29-2011, 09:39 AM #2
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- Jul 2006
You are getting some "splash back" because the fuel is going into the tank faster than the displaced air can escape. Fill it up more slowly and that will stop this scenario. If you have a good ear you can actually "hear" the gas tank as it gets close to being full; the tone of the air escaping will change. At that point slow the fuel entry even more. Don't get too close though . . . you don't want gas splashing back into your face! JB
10-29-2011, 10:02 AM #3
You're not alone. Like John says, fill more slowly.
I normally wrap a rag around the filler and that pretty much keeps the fuel from splashing back.
10-29-2011, 11:01 AM #4
Fill 'er slower!
10-29-2011, 11:10 AM #5
10-29-2011, 02:29 PM #6
Ok tnx guys. Any tips for removing the fuel stains on the black plastic?
10-29-2011, 02:44 PM #7
10-30-2011, 07:13 AM #8
The only non-ethanol gas station that's between my house and the lake has pumps that back surge no matter how slowly I fill. I think it has to do with the angle of the fuel inlet tube. My fix is just to grab a few paper towels from the dispenser next to the pump and make a "donut" around the pump nozzle before filling. The towels soak up any overspill.
10-30-2011, 07:51 AM #9
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- Oct 2009
At the marina where I keep my ski the pumps do the same thing. There is no way to make them slow enough to prevent the fuel backup. I guess they are designed to fill large boat tanks as quickly as possible. I'm talking about loosing several gallons of fuel to fill the ski.
The first thing I tried was a Mc Cuff http://www.mccuff.com/ , which is supposed to prevent the fuel overflow......it didn't work very well, so I don't recommend it.
My solution was to buy two 5 gal. fuel cans. I fill them up with gas then use them to fuel the ski. It's actually faster this way than trying to do it slowly through the pump.
10-30-2011, 10:46 AM #10
Open the front storage and remove the white panel and make sure that the black feed hose from the filler doesn't have a crease or sharp bend in it. You remove those white push pins by pushing the centers in a little and they will come out, to replace them, simple push the centers outward so they stick out further than the outer piece, then insert them and push the centers flush.
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