Last post on Jul 30, 2008 at 10:35 AM
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#10 of 11 Problems fill my tank with gas
Jul 29, 2008 (11:34 am)
My 1999 Outback won't accept gas at certain gas stations. When I let it get down to 1/4 tank, the check engine light comes on. When I try to fill it at certain stations, the gas gun clicks off as if it is full and sometimes the gas bubbles at the mouth of my car! I have been successful at fill it at stations with the full black, plastic covers. After the tank is filled, the engine light goes off. I have a friend with a 2000 Outback who has the same problem. Any ideas?
#11 of 11 Re: Problems fill my tank with gas [kate26]
Jul 30, 2008 (10:35 am)
There must be an issue with the vapor recovery system. When gas goes in, the fumes and air in the gas tank come out into that system. Any leak at all will trigger a check-engine light. I bet the problem is there somewhere.
The full plastic covers capture those vapors and probably compensate enough that it still works.