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03 A4 Audi - Gas fill up takes a long slow time

03 A4 Audi - Gas fill up takes a long slow time to complete, Is this a vapor recovery system problem and is there a diagram of the system?

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Sounds like the filler pipe is damaged or a piece of rag or something stuck down the pipe .

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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I have a 2001 ford ranger. I am having trouble filling the gas tank. Vapors won't release and it takes a very long time to fill the tank. Is there a vent valve on the tank?


DEAR Frank,

ABSOLUTELY NOT (and with EXTREMELY good cause).

Your tank is specifically designed
to NOT LET VAPORS escape... If things are working
properly you ought to be hearing a SUCKING SOUND
when you pull off the gas cap...

Here in California... EPA folks go completely homicidal
at the notion of gas fumes (this being the STATE where we have BAY FRONT retirement centers for our GAZILLION deathrow inmates... (folks all queued-up for their last meal)...!!

((I'd spell *****-row correctly... but I don't believe it would get past our PC squads)).

Not only are they (vapors) harmful to the environment...
they are EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.

Beg, borrow or BUY the book and read up-on
VAPOR RECOVERY system... (TOTALLY).

Check your charcoal canister is not saturated... and
CONSIDER going to better GAS STATIONS.

Stop by your local FIRE house or US Coast Guard
duty station... And find out first hand how easy it is to strike up a conversation on the EQUIVALENT STICKS of DYNAMITE...
for a single ounce of PROPERLY VAPORIZED gas fumes.

It's all incredibly fast and fatal...
Get yourself completely QUALIFIED before you
create a serious disaster!!

Better still... hire a qualified (CERTIFIED) professional.

CA.gov: Only 10 days since last tweeked:

Vapor Recovery Program


Real factory manual (no Vol 3 = electrical).

Ford 2001 Ranger Workshop Manual Two Volumes

Sep 11, 2016 | 2001 Ford Ranger

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I cant get more then 1 gallon of gas in my fuel tank on my 2000 ford windstar what could be wrong?


ive seen this happen on new cars , but not on a 2k model , but might be same cause , if you do a code check you might see a vac canister fail on the readout , all new cars have a vapor recovery system that recovers the fuel vapor inside tank and burns it in engine , the vapors are collected in a canister then pulled into engine and burned off , this gets clogged up sometimes and needs replacement , the new gas pump nozzles have what is called a closed loop system , they need to sense a no pressure backfeed from gas tank when filling it in order to work , long and the short of it , gas nozzle won;t allow fuel in if vapor in tank builds up from a backed up canister

Sep 08, 2014 | 2000 Ford Windstar

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Car will not take gas


This car uses a fuel vapor recovery system that can and will cause this problem. You need it to be checked out by the dealer as it is very expensive to replace and unless you know what to replace it may not cure the problem.

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What is the oil capacity in my audi a4 3.0 L


Manual says 6.9l quarts but it takes 7.0l quarts. ---------- So you can fill up to 7 quarts.This is for complete empty oil chamber. So drain the old oil completely and then add new oil.
---------- If you need oil draining and refilling instructions,keep updated.Thanks.Helpmech. ------- Thanks.Helpmech.

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When I try to put fuel in my 04 f150 it kicks the fuel system over flow on the gas pump


Don't put the fill nozzle in all the way... pretty common problem.... fuel vapors come out the neck fooling the nozzle into thinking gas is overflowing. Not only is it annoying, but the vapor recovery system in the pump is actually sucking gas (vapors) from your tank, essentially robbing you of gas. Always try to fill when temperatures are cooler, like early morning or night, to reduce vapor recovery.

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When I go to fill up the gas tank the gas keeps cutting off at the pump handle and I have to slow the gas pump to a trickle in order to fill the tank.


The problem is that your gas tank "pushes back" like it's full even when it isn't and makes the fuel valve click off. Tom and Ray on Car Talk covered this in a 2007 show and I pasted some of their response below:

"RAY: This condition is probably caused by either a blockage in your gasoline vapor recovery lines or a bad refueling control valve.

TOM: Gasoline vaporizes. How do we know that? Well, when gasoline is spilled, you can smell it, right? What you're smelling is vaporized gasoline.

RAY: And in the old days, when you filled up your tank, all the air inside the tank -- the air filled with gasoline vapors -- came whooshing out through the filler hole or through a vent at the top of the gas tank.

TOM: But then people in places like Los Angeles realized they couldn't see the person standing next to them due to smog. And since gasoline vapors contribute to smog, car makers were forced to install devices to capture those vapors.

RAY: So now each car has a vapor recovery unit that collects the gasoline vapors from the tank and then, the next time the car is started, sends them to the engine, where they're combusted. Your vapor recovery system isn't working, Lottie. One possibility is that one of the rubber hoses is blocked or collapsed."

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There is a gas odor apparent when driving. Seems like a gas leak but cannot tell where it is?


It is nmore than likely to be your Vapor recovery system. If you have topped off your tank a fuw times and liquid fuel enters the vapor recovery cabister it will tend to expel what it can't hold. The canister is for vapors and not liquid, so not to worry, Just don't pack you fuel tank on fill ups. Good luck

Jun 30, 2009 | 2005 Nissan Altima

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2001 pt cruiser fueling


Sounds as if your vapor recovery system is plugged, although you should have a trouble code if you have this problem. Go to an Autozone and have them pull your codes for you.

Mar 22, 2009 | 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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2006 jeep liberty will not take gas keeps clicking off gas pump. 3rd time at dealer. dealer has no idea what's wrong


The ORVR (On-Board Refueling Vapor Recovery) system consists of a unique fuel tank, flow management valve, fluid control valve, one-way check valve and vapor canister.

The ORVR (On-Board Refueling Vapor Recovery) system is used to remove excess fuel tank vapors. This is done while the vehicle is being refueled..

Fuel flowing into the fuel filler tube (approx. 1 inches I.D.) creates an aspiration effect drawing air into the fuel fill tube. During refueling, the fuel tank is vented to the EVAP canister to capture escaping vapors. With air flowing into the filler tube, there are no fuel vapors escaping to the atmosphere. Once the refueling vapors are captured by the EVAP canister, the vehicle's computer controlled purge system draws vapor out of the canister for the engine to burn. The vapor flow is metered by the purge solenoid so that there is no, or minimal impact on driveability or tailpipe emissions.

As fuel starts to flow through the fuel fill tube, it opens the normally closed check valve and enters the fuel tank. Vapor or air is expelled from the tank through the control valve and on to the vapor canister. Vapor is absorbed in the EVAP canister until vapor flow in the lines stops. This stoppage occurs following fuel shut-off, or by having the fuel level in the tank rise high enough to close the control valve. This control valve contains a float that rises to seal the large diameter vent path to the EVAP canister. At this point in the refueling process, fuel tank pressure increases, the check valve closes (preventing liquid fuel from spiting back at the operator), and fuel then rises up the fuel filler tube to shut off the dispensing nozzle.

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jus pump the gas slower.... it happens to me sometimes

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