Capless fuel fill on 2017s - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Capless fuel fill on 2017s

I ordered a 2017 Canyon, and wonder if anyone who already has a new 2017 twin has any thoughts on this new feature. . . Had any problems ?
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post #2 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 12:16 PM
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My opinion is that it is an invitation for dirt in the fuel tank over time.
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Word, that's kinda lame.

That sucker is going to collect a ton up dust offroad

Might need to carry a can of canned air to clean it out before filling lol
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Doesn't the Raptor have it too?

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The Malibu has it.

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With no locking fuel door, it makes it extra convenient for some clown to quickly slip something in your tank without getting caught.
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I thought all Ford vehicles have this feature. I think but its not scientific but when fueling up its super, extra sensitive and pops the pump off early and if you are in a state like mine where thank goodness we don't pump our own gas but your tank is always short a gallon or two. I pump diesel in the trucks at work everyday, the last thing I want to do is pump the gas into my personal truck. One of the few things NJ has right.
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My wife's 2012 Ford Taurus has this feature, it's not sensitive when filling up, my truck has it's moments especially when closer to empty. As for dirt, I haven't had any issues, there is a seal around where the door closes and it keeps dirt and debris out. Also, you cannot stick a hose down into the opening since the way it is designed it takes the nozzle to push down and into the filler neck for fuel to flow into it. You have to use one of the special funnels to insert down into the filler neck to put any fuel additives/cleaners into the tank. I take the time every spring and fall to spray some WD-40 into the unit and use the special funnel to work in and out several times to keep everything working well since there have been those who have troubles of it not sealing up when you are filling the tank and just like a loose gas cap, it will throw a code, so it is important to keep that system lubed and cleaned, no big deal really just a couple of minutes to do. I personally would rather have the cap. We've owned the car since new and there has been problems.

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I thought all Ford vehicles have this feature. I think but its not scientific but when fueling up its super, extra sensitive and pops the pump off early and if you are in a state like mine where thank goodness we don't pump our own gas but your tank is always short a gallon or two. I pump diesel in the trucks at work everyday, the last thing I want to do is pump the gas into my personal truck. One of the few things NJ has right.
whaaat? we've been pumping our own for 20 years. whats the big deal? i guess when you have to pay a toll on every road you drive on in jersey having someone pump your gas is a reward!
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I've filled up maybe 5 tanks and haven't had any of the issues stated above. It's very convenient.
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Also, you cannot stick a hose down into the opening since the way it is designed it takes the nozzle to push down and into the filler neck for fuel to flow into it. You have to use one of the special funnels to insert down into the filler neck to put any fuel additives/cleaners into the tank.
So then couldn't one stick the fancy funnel in and then run a slightly smaller diameter hose down through that to siphon fuel?
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Had this on loaner Sierra when I did the HVAC recall. One thing I noticed was that if you pull nozzle out quickly, droplets of fuel were thrown into air as the flapper popped close.

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whaaat? we've been pumping our own for 20 years. whats the big deal? i guess when you have to pay a toll on every road you drive on in jersey having someone pump your gas is a reward!
I like that we don't pump our own gas. When I go to McDonald's I don't cook the burger, its called service for a reason. It only adds 3 or 4 cents to a gallon not to smell like gas the rest of the day.
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I have a 2016 Ford Transit work van that uses this system. Used it for a year so far with zero issues. It should be just fine, I wouldn't worry about it.
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It only adds 3 or 4 cents to a gallon not to smell like gas the rest of the day.
It's all in the technique. I worked a 2nd job as an attendant at a full service gas station for a bunch of years in NJ, before I found how lucrative bartending was, how pleasant a personality a customer had could still end up with that issue.
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We have had this type of system in our fleet on a couple different makes since 2014 and have not had any fuel related issues associated with the filler neck other than one our PD folk driving away from the pump with nozzle attached. 😠
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So then couldn't one stick the fancy funnel in and then run a slightly smaller diameter hose down through that to siphon fuel?
I suppose you could but the hose would be pretty small, making siphoning it likely kind of slow. I've never tried it myself.

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The system looks like it has two flaps in it. One you see and another a few inches into the filler tube.

Just filled up for the first time. Biggest isssue I had was having to keep the pump on the lowest flow. It would keep shutting off otherwise.


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I thought all Ford vehicles have this feature. I think but its not scientific but when fueling up its super, extra sensitive and pops the pump off early and if you are in a state like mine where thank goodness we don't pump our own gas but your tank is always short a gallon or two. I pump diesel in the trucks at work everyday, the last thing I want to do is pump the gas into my personal truck. One of the few things NJ has right.
I'm careful not to spill any fuel on my vehicles. I avoid full serve stations because of spills, scratches, fingerprints and other abuse. I went to New Jersey once and they wouldn't let me self serve. They had a young girl working the pump. She spilled diesel all down the side of the car and then laughed about it. Now I make sure my tank is full before I get to N.J.
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I'm careful not to spill any fuel on my vehicles. I avoid full serve stations because of spills, scratches, fingerprints and other abuse. I went to New Jersey once and they wouldn't let me self serve. They had a young girl working the pump. She spilled diesel all down the side of the car and then laughed about it. Now I make sure my tank is full before I get to N.J.
Yeah there are some merits to pumping your own fuel. The ones you mentioned although I've personally never had that happen, you also have control over exactly how much fuel to put in your vehicle. In the cold though boy am I glad not to have to get out.
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