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I went to put gas in my tank today and after I put the nozzle in and squeezed the handle, nothing happened. (The handle would go back, but I couldn't get the pressure on it to pump gas.) This is the second time I've run into this. I tried every which way to put the nozzle in so I could get the handle to work, but no luck, and ended up going to another gas station. Does anyone else have this problem, and if so, is there a special trick to get the pump to work?
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Grab the nozzle end of the boot and pull it towards the handle. Problem solved.
 

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Either that,
or go to stations that no longer have that godforsaken boot on the filler. Whatta PITA.

I think Shell stations almost universally don't have the boot.
Some other major brand is slowly refitting, but I can't remember which.
 

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TURN THE PUMP ON. ;D
We dont really have that problem in MPLS. You do have to be careful not to put leaded fuel in though. Some stations still carry that stuff around here. Fortunately it is bigger than the hole on my car. Couldnt figure out why the damn thing wouldnt fit in there!
 

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Here in CA it is all about the clean air, and most stations have the dang boot. You just have to pull it back as if it had been shoved in a car's filler neck. It is a PITA though.

I think Chevron stations don't have the boot either; they use some kind of fume recovery at the nozzle.
 

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Valero stations also have the more modern nozzle with no boot. It's been a long time since I've been to a station that DID have the boot on the nozzle.


A long, long time ago, I owned an RZ-350 which was the first bike ever with catalytic converters, so it required unleaded fuel and had a small opening. As soon as I crashed it and scraped the pipes, I got a new set of Toomey Racing expansion chambers and it no longer needed unleaded fuel. I didn't want to pay extra for the less common unleaded fuel, but it was a real hassle getting the fuel from the larger nozzle to go in the small opening that had a flap to make it harder to use the "wrong" fuel.

Now that my only choice is unleaded fuel, I find it interesting that I have a nice big opening in the Monster tank.
 
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Well from my experience in filling up portable gas tanks (for lawnmower, etc) some pumps that have the boot need the boot to be pushed back to fill, other's have a larger flappy boot that does nothing, and all have the vapor recovery system and if the fuel reaches the tip of the nozzle (where the vapor recovery vents are) it will automatically stop pumping, so make sure you haven't dipped the nozzle in the gas.
 

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That's the gas pump foreskin.
You have to hold the handle with one hand, and pull the foreskin back with two fingers of your other hand, then put it in the hole. ;D
 
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while we're on the topic of gas... you know that rubber tube that hangs down inside the tank that you're not supposed to fill over? mine came off, and i was wondering if it had any functional purpose except to tell you where the fill line is.

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That description could be used for several different "processes" I can think of. But yeah..... fairly accurate...just in your case it only takes 2 fingers. I usually have to grip it with both hands.
 
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