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View Poll Results: Who tops off their fuel tank and is it bad for the Stinger?

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    I do it sometimes before long road trips

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazz View Post
    I do NOT top off my tank. And YES it's bad for the evap/emissions system. Do NOT top off.

    I believe it even says so in the manual?
    As I understand it, there is a vapor canister with a tube that runs to the fuel filler neck. It's for evaporative emissions. Getting fuel in that canister destroys it's function, triggers the warning light on the dash, and is very expensive to replace.
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    2010 Acura TSX
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    1995 Mazda Miata

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    Never had problem with damaged vapor canister (or a related DTC) in any of my cars over several years of the practice and I believe my methodology is even more extensive in packing fuel in than mentioned in this thread.

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    If your vapor canister fails during warranty, don't expect Kia to fix it.
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