A camping forum for VW bus and camper owners.
Thanks Romy...that's what I've tried...sometimes even with success! Ha!
Had a torn Filler Neck before...and it's a major pain replacing so I definitely do not want to force in the Pump Nozzle and tear another one. ;-)
Nice Camper you have there...many safe travels! Thanks~RG and Hotel VW
That was a Marathon! Wished I was still in CDA. Sorry to hear about your VW...I actually think something may be awry with mine also. Power down after only 3000 miles on this Northwest/West Coast Adventure (5K on a New Engine built by a now suspect Self Claimed VW Mechanic-Crappers) Can't find a decent mechanic around here yet, so I've tried everything I know to do and will have to try to find Someone who KNOWS Aircoolers somewhere along my travels towards San Diego next Month.
I will try and send you all some warmer weather...(bit too warm today at 89)...but you know Montana. My Sister lives in Big Fork and says it's starting to turn already...get the firewood cut~ Ha!
Hope to get together when I get back up that way. Take Care Buddy! RG and Hotel VW going South for Winter!!
Thanks Laura...I've pumped it very slowly and added a Rag around the seal...it seems to work the best. I only lose about a Dollars worth of fuel...then as I drive away, the Gas Rag gets lit on fire and tossed back at the Station (for targeting the Bay Windows)...jus' Kidding. :-0
Safe Travels! ~ RG and Hotel VW
I had that problem at first, it was so bad it was flowing down side of bus..
I figured out that if I just pump slowly and also hold the nozzle up as high as I can towards the top of the gas tank opening at an angle..very high angle and also holding it very firmly....
Let me know if you try it :)
Thanks Kat T...I'll try anything to save the wasted gas. Thinking of connecting a small piece of Rubber Tube (Solvent Resistent) over the Filler Mouth each time I fill her up to give a better seal? Thanks Again-Nice Westy!
I jam it in as far as it goes then point the business end towards the ground, holding the back of the pistol high as possible. This usually does the trick but you must hold it in place.
Good Day RG,
Just to let you know, I have a 76 Westy with the same problem. The gas goes everywhere and it takes forever to put in 10 gals. I am looking for the same answer so if you come up with something let me know.
Thanks, Good luck to both of us,