View Full Version : Modern fuel fillers

02-17-2012, 07:10 PM
I recently changed the oil on my wife's Subaru and decided to dump a can of seafoam into the tank. About 1/3 of it ended up on he floor before I discovered I had to prop the little metal flap open with a screwdriver to it to go in.

Ford's new capless fillers are he same way, at least they have an excuse.

The f-150 comes witha filler tube you can use. Even so, I hope I never have to fill any of these out of a gas can.

02-17-2012, 07:14 PM
Flaps have been around forever. There are tons of discussions on the Lemons forum about the best way to remove them...

02-17-2012, 07:17 PM
Guess the 98 and 96 model year vehicles I've had forever haven't been "modern" for a while.

02-17-2012, 07:22 PM
I'd say the 96 and 98 vehicles you had were abnormal in their lack of flappers.

02-17-2012, 07:31 PM
Or maybe they were just old and didn't seal worth a shit.

02-18-2012, 07:02 AM

My truck has a flap, but it never was made to be a seal, just to keep debris out of the filler. On that era of GMC, they have a single stamped sheet of thin steel that's flap and filler vent. It's actually kinda nice with something like heet or a funnel, because you can sit the funnel on the flap, and it's JUST enough weight to keep it stable till you start pouring so there's less acrobatics...