Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 14:48:12 -0400 From: fristnopsamm.wvnet.edu (Ramsey H. Frist) Subject: Re: Damn fuel filler tube!!!
In article <25tt5.237265$1h3.4428191nopsam20.bellglobal.com>, "fro" <fronopsamrlog.comm> 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. I drove a 1986 Saab 900 for years and never noticed such a problem. The only thing I can think of is they may have had some special thing for California cars back then. In any case, you can peel back the truck liner on that side, remove the filler, then punch or tear out the offending baffle and replace the filler. Regards, R. Frist