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Old October 21st, 2013, 07:28 PM
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Gas filling will not automatically stop

Hello, I have a 1983 110 County SW with a 3.5l v8. It is old but awesome. One inconvenience though is that the modern gas station filler nozzles will not stop automatically with this car. Is this normal? What can I do to make this inconvenience go away because I would rather not judge how much I fill up by eyesight. Below is a picture of the gas cap.


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Old October 21st, 2013, 07:30 PM
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You can hear when it is getting close to full.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 07:31 PM
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Is there another way so that the fuel filler stops automatically?
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Old October 21st, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Is there another way so that the fuel filler stops automatically?
Short of installing a whole new filler neck etc from a newer truck, none that I know of. I wrestled with this with the 84, but all and all prefer the earlier style better.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 07:52 PM
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What's the difference between the early filler neck and the later versions?
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Old October 21st, 2013, 11:17 PM
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There should be a sensor at the end of nozzle of the pump handle. As soon as fuel gets up to a certain point it cuts off. Im going to sound like an ass here (no really), but is the problem you want is for the nozzle to stay in the fill tube without having to hold it there like on modern cars?
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There should be a sensor at the end of nozzle of the pump handle. As soon as fuel gets up to a certain point it cuts off. Im going to sound like an ass here (no really), but is the problem you want is for the nozzle to stay in the fill tube without having to hold it there like on modern cars?
no, and you don't sound like an a**. I wasn't sure that the fuel nozzle would cut off because it wasn't really doing so and I was worried about overfilling and getting fuel everywhere.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 12:06 AM
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The sensor tends not to work so well on early trucks in my experience. Yes it eventually shuts off, but the fill is so big you can over fill and splash fuel out. With Janey I would listen and shut it off myself before it splashed over.

The newer fillers are like a modern car and only have an opening the size of the end of the nozzle. I have never done the conversion and I assume it would require a bunch of parts.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 12:08 AM
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It should cut out automatically. As I understand it, its a safety feature on all fuel pumps. Either way. Just play it by ear you will always hear when its about to over flow. And its a rover dont worry about fuel spilling out. Thats what the cat litter is for.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 12:14 AM
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On my series if I remove the inner filler tube with the filter (just pull up and twist) you can then stuff the rubber collar around the gas pump nozzle into the outer filler tube. It solves both - holds the pump in place and stops properly. It should do the same on the older 110's
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 02:41 AM
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Same issue with my 86. I just count the gallons going in and then pull the nozzle out slightly and fill slowly when close. You can see right down the thing easily and still keep plenty of nozzle in. No fix that I know of -- one of those 'deal with it' sort of things.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 08:23 AM
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I count gallons as well and stay right there with my hand on the nozzel.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 08:36 AM
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I have the exact opposite problem, every Land Rover I've ever owned the filler shuts off when there is still room for another 3 gallons. Maybe we should trade filler necks...



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Hello, I have a 1983 110 County SW with a 3.5l v8. It is old but awesome. One inconvenience though is that the modern gas station filler nozzles will not stop automatically with this car. Is this normal? What can I do to make this inconvenience go away because I would rather not judge how much I fill up by eyesight. Below is a picture of the gas cap.


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