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    Modern fuel fillers

    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.

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    In Cod We Trust ronman's Avatar
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    Flaps have been around forever. There are tons of discussions on the Lemons forum about the best way to remove them...

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    Guess the 98 and 96 model year vehicles I've had forever haven't been "modern" for a while.

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    In Cod We Trust ronman's Avatar
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    I'd say the 96 and 98 vehicles you had were abnormal in their lack of flappers.

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    Or maybe they were just old and didn't seal worth a shit.

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    That.

    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...

    It's time to pay the price for the sins of the Emissary.
    Green Blood and Red will be shed at the hands of the Jem'hadar.
    Let's hope the "Old Man" has something to save us.

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