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    Ok, haven't been to a gas station yet with the new car. Are these things handy to use? I have also seen a mirror with a magnet? Don't want to overfill on my first run.

  • #2
    Personally i do not have a need for those. I shake out the nozzle real well before lifting it to fuel up. After fueling i shake it out at the fill neck opening and then turn it upside down. I also never fill my tanks to the top, usually 3/4 is as high as i go. My paint is to valuable for me to get fuel on it, and another thing to watch is try not to get it on the raised portion of the tank where the cap screws onto. That can promote paint peel in that area.
    Now yes there are folks that use the extensions>>>
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    • #3
      If your car has one of those spark arrestor screens in the tank, take it out. Makes filling the tank much easier.
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      • #4
        I have one of the extensions as out here we ONLY have those damned EPA nozzles and I can't hold all that hose up long enough to fill the tank. Made mine from a couple pieces of PVC pipe found at Home Depot.
        You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mitch View Post
          Personally i do not have a need for those. I shake out the nozzle real well before lifting it to fuel up. After fueling i shake it out at the fill neck opening and then turn it upside down. I also never fill my tanks to the top, usually 3/4 is as high as i go. My paint is to valuable for me to get fuel on it, and another thing to watch is try not to get it on the raised portion of the tank where the cap screws onto. That can promote paint peel in that area.
          Now yes there are folks that use the extensions>>>
          Mitch, You don't shake it more than three times do you?
          Last edited by Art Ebeling; 09-08-2017, 07:30 AM. Reason: added imoji

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          • Mitch
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            Yea i did,

        • #6
          Fueled her up today, no worse than filling up a motorcycle. Except that you cannot see as well. No issues with removing the spark arrestor screen?
          We don't have the EPA nozzle in Ohio, but I did shake it also.

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          • #7
            I use one of these, keep the sparks arrestor screen in place and it works great
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            • DaWizard
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              Nabco, I have one of those for my '28 with screen in place and never could get the O-ring to move past the lip of the neck and seat, the reason I built one out of PVC that fits!

          • #8
            My neighbor uses two pot holders sewn together, places the material down on tank, then rest nozzle on the pad. Let the nozzle drain for a few seconds prior to removal. As stated drain nozzle on ground, this is what i do before filling up my bike.

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            • #9
              With the windshield open, I filled Minerva from inside the car, at least I could see the GAS GUAGE thingy!
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