Fuel pressure Q: A6 1999

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Wed Jun 1 14:11:57 EDT 2005

SuffolkD at aol.com wrote:
> I gassed up with the car running and topped the tank off.
> When the tank was full, I pulled the nozzle out and gas came spurting from 
> the car outwards under pressure.......the only way to stop it was to screw on 
> the gas cap FAST....  ambient was 78.

I'd guess a clogged vent. With the nozzle in the filler,
pumping gas would pressurize the tank if the air you are
displacing has no where to go.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke
'56 Austin-Healey 100 BN2, for sale

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