Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2000 21:56:07 -0400
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Damn fuel filler tube!!!


I drove an '86 900 from Oct 1985 to just a few months ago and I never had this problem. In Virignia and Maryland, at least, the lead-free nozzles were smaller than the leaded gas. Now, you cannot buy leaded gas. You may be looking at some anti-siphon device someone put in the car to prevent gas theft. It does not sound like an original Saab design. 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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