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Old May 19th, 2015, 11:53 AM
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Gas pump held me captive

I was filling up last night and when I went to pull the gas nozzle out of the tank it was stuck. I tried pulling and twisting to no avail. I found out that the kid at the convenience store knows nothing and AAA is worthless.

It appeared the nozzle was somehow stuck on the little flap that keeps junk from falling in the tank. I tried jamming a thin wire down past the nozzle to try and release it. The kid running the store would not let me take the nozzle off the hose so I could at least go home. However he was nice enough to turn off the tank so it would not explode. In frustration I just yanked hard and it finally broke free.

I think the little flap got twisted and hooked onto the nozzle.
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Old May 19th, 2015, 11:59 AM
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Old May 19th, 2015, 12:00 PM
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Had that happen almost every time on my Elise. I was usually able to push the nozzle in slightly, rotate it so the flap lifted out of the holes on the nozzle and carefully pull. Afte a year or so of this, I fueled the car, heard a metallic sound followed by a faint splash.....no more flap and no more problems.
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Old May 19th, 2015, 12:08 PM
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I had that very thing happen...the spring on the flap separated locking the nozzle in the filled tube. I used a knife to pry it but yes it's a bad sinking feeling when it first happens! And everyone gives me crap for having so many knives handy!
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Old May 19th, 2015, 12:18 PM
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And everyone gives me crap for having so many knives handy!
Well, I didn't. But I will now.
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Old May 19th, 2015, 12:25 PM
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Well, I didn't. But I will now.
ok you don't get the co-ordinates to the compound...Overlander take him off the list...
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Old May 19th, 2015, 12:32 PM
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ok you don't get the co-ordinates to the compound...Overlander take him off the list...
With that many knives around I wouldn't think you would be too concerned about him arriving "uninvited"..
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With that many knives around I wouldn't think you would be too concerned about him arriving "uninvited"..
That's not a knife...
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------ Follow up post added May 19th, 2015 12:16 PM ------

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That's not a knife...
And just to let you know it's not the size that counts but tensile strength and how you handle it!
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Old May 19th, 2015, 01:38 PM
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Coming from a man with a pen knife..lol..
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Coming from a man with a pen knife..lol..
Uh yeah read up ^^...it's all good!!
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Had that happen almost every time on my Elise. I was usually able to push the nozzle in slightly, rotate it so the flap lifted out of the holes on the nozzle and carefully pull. Afte a year or so of this, I fueled the car, heard a metallic sound followed by a faint splash.....no more flap and no more problems.
Did you also hear a faint "Help me!" after the splash?
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