Gas tank filler tube

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Gas tank filler tube

Post by NovaResource » Sat Aug 31, 2002 12:06 am

Can someone remove their gas cap and tell me if the opening of the filler tube has a flap that covers the hole at the top. Every car I've ever owned with has a small flap that gets pushed out of the way by the pump nozzle. The flap is to prevent gas from splashing out. My Vibe doesn't have one. I wonder if it's not supposed to or if it's fallen off and down into the tank.

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Re: Gas tank filler tube (NovaResource)

Post by Lori19 » Sat Aug 31, 2002 12:17 am

No flap here.
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Post by ullbergm » Sat Aug 31, 2002 12:18 am

mine doesnt have one either
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Re: Gas tank filler tube (ullbergm)

Post by NovaResource » Sat Aug 31, 2002 12:19 am

Cool. I was starting to worry. Thanks all.

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Post by ullbergm » Sat Aug 31, 2002 12:25 am

no problemkinda related, has anyone tried the PermaCap?quote:PermaCap - The Permanent Gas Cap. Never remove it never lose it! No gas odors on hands! No twisting! No broken Nails! Fits most all cars with srew type gas caps! PermaCap has a unique spring flap for safe and easy dispensing of gas. Insert gas nozzle slowly through the spring flap. Reduces harmful fumes from escaping into environment. Lifetime warranty! Made in USA.
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Re: Gas tank filler tube (NovaResource)

Post by sharky » Sat Aug 31, 2002 1:12 am

i dont have one, and until you said something i never noticed that.....I wonder if the matrix is the same way?
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Re: Gas tank filler tube (sharky)

Post by masonjl » Sat Aug 31, 2002 6:37 am

there's no flap on mine....must be a toyota thing.....ullbergm, would you really consider the perma cap????? seems rather fishy to me.....
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Post by ullbergm » Sat Aug 31, 2002 6:47 am

quote:ullbergm, would you really consider the perma cap????? seems rather fishy to me.....i probably wont get one unless someone else has tried it and likes it.i'm wondering if you wont spill *more* using the permacap..
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Re: Gas tank filler tube (ullbergm)

Post by cohocarl » Sun Sep 01, 2002 9:50 am

quote:no problemkinda related, has anyone tried the PermaCap?I'm not too sure how the fuel system on the Vibe operates, but most newer vehicles require a tight seal on the cap, and I'm unsure if this product would hold pressure very well. I've been wrong before though.
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Post by ullbergm » Sun Sep 01, 2002 10:10 am

quote:I'm not too sure how the fuel system on the Vibe operates, but most newer vehicles require a tight seal on the cap, and I'm unsure if this product would hold pressure very well. I've been wrong before though.i didn't know that.. i guess the permacap is a potentially bad thing then.. thanks
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Post by ou.grizzly » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:23 am

There was no flap on my 2008 or 2009 Vibes.
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Post by L5K » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:51 pm

I have heard that in the Vibe a loose cap can cause the engine light to come on.
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Post by theragu40 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:23 am

Just wanted to post to say thank you to all in this thread. Had the same question on my '09 GT, was starting to worry that I snapped something off

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Post by zionzr2 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:37 am

Quote, originally posted by L5K »I have heard that in the Vibe a loose cap can cause the engine light to come on. Any car built after model year 1996 could throw an engine light if the gas cap is loose.Quote, originally posted by NovaResource »Can someone remove their gas cap and tell me if the opening of the filler tube has a flap that covers the hole at the top. Every car I've ever owned with has a small flap that gets pushed out of the way by the pump nozzle. The flap is to prevent gas from splashing out. My Vibe doesn't have one. I wonder if it's not supposed to or if it's fallen off and down into the tank.No flap on mine.

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