Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 01:25:53 GMT
From: David Kallion <david.kallionnopsamatico.ca>
Subject: Re: Damn fuel filler tube!!!


Well I am in Canada so my SPG might indeed be euro-spec. At least the headlights are not the usual old square headlights, but look like the newer lens and bulb style. Hmmm...I'm gonna have to look inside that thing closer. Goran Begicevic wrote: > Hmmm....sounds like you got yourself a euro-spec. imported car. We have > those on our (swedish-bought) cars, as our pumps indeed have different > nozzles, but i believe SAAB equipped export-cars with different tubes. > > fro wrote: > > > > This is from www.nospam. > > > > "A car equipped with catalytic converter and the Lambda system must be run > > on lead-free fuel, and is therefore equipped with a special fuel filler > > pipe, so that it cannot be filled with leaded petrol by mistake." > > > > Would this explain why I cannot fit the gas hose nozzle into my 1986 Saab > > 900 more than an inch because of the small tiny hole they provide me to use. > > In my memory, I have never seen a different fuel pump hose at a gas station > > ever. When lead-free first came out did it have a smaller diameter pump? I > > find filling my Saab the MOST annoying thing about it. Actually...it's the > > only annoying thing, I have to hold the pump the whole time and bend down a > > little to do that. Makes my back sore. And also I cannot pump the gas at > > full speed without it cutting out, take a little more time than when I used > > to fill my Nissan which ran on unleaded, and had a larger diameter fuel cap.

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