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    Who tops off their fuel tank and is it bad for the Stinger?

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    My brother gave me a hard time when I topped off my tank today, he also said it's not good for the car and can damage the charcoal canister. Anyone else do this?

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    I normally just do an extra click

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    I always top off my fuel tank. I do it with all my cars, never had an issue.

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    I've noticed when the pump stops my needle is not even all the way on full. I've given it a couple of clicks over, and the needle is off full within a few miles. I've gone well beyond the inital pump stop the last two fill-ups, and it takes nearly 40 miles for the needle to move off full. I don't like filling the tank up for it to be on 3/4 tank soon thereafter. BTW, I'm getting about 20mpg so far with about 2,500 miles on the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiBlugt View Post
    My brother gave me a hard time when I topped off my tank today, he also said it's not good for the car and can damage the charcoal canister. Anyone else do this?
    I do and I mostly use a fuel container instead of a fuel station. When topping off at a fuel station, I'd be more concerned about excess fuel (that I already paid) captured by the pump stage II vapor recovery system. In order to avoid that, I engage the pump to dispense slowly (somewhat difficult to perform) and the nozzle spout is pulled back enough so I can monitor the flow and the level. It's tricky and it requires much longer time since the flow rate is very slow to avoid a spill.

    I practice this on nearly every filling on my cars for the last decade or so; I have never encountered a negative result regarding the charcoal canister. I think damage to the charcoal canister is more about water collecting inside. I top off the tank on my Stinger several times , no negative effect so far.

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    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?
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    I have 900 miles on my 3.3 TT, and the MIL or check engine light came on after a gas fill up. I made sure the gas cap closed to one click only, disconnected the battery ground strap to reset the computer and the CEL went out and stays out.
    I believe the warning on the gas cap to close to only one click is good advice.

 

 
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