Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Trunk Monkey Parts
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Engine | Drivetrain | Powertrain Technical Discussions > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-12-2013, 09:13 PM   #43
Burn Notice24
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro Convertible
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 387
Quote:
Originally Posted by MBS View Post
The Op needs to go to college I am sure Ohio State has a class for how to pump gas , he will be surrounded by athletes .
I appreciate a petty insult as much as the next guy, but why? However, if you want to take a shot at me, I will defend myself. My test scores place me in the top 98% of my class, I attended a summer course at Columbia university this past summer and receive multiple college recruitment letters each month. No one has showed me how to get gas without holding the pump. That doesn't make me an idiot.
Burn Notice24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 09:34 PM   #44
Cam2011

 
Cam2011's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: CT
Posts: 2,063
I used to have that problem in my old Chevy G-30 van, basically you need to find the sweet spot, and not set the flow full force. Thankfully I haven't had that problem with my camaro (2011), but I stand there just the same to make sure all goes well.
Cam2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 09:38 PM   #45
Cam2011

 
Cam2011's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: CT
Posts: 2,063
OP, I don't know if your local stations have that fume/vapor recapturing system on your nozzles, but that may add to your woes both by not allowing the back pressure to escape (the old HI-C can with only one hole) or by actually springing the nozzle out just enough when you let go to stop the pump.
Cam2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 05:25 AM   #46
Stecky
 
Drives: 0000
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: none
Posts: 265
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cam2011 View Post
I used to have that problem in my old Chevy G-30 van, basically you need to find the sweet spot, and not set the flow full force. Thankfully I haven't had that problem with my camaro (2011), but I stand there just the same to make sure all goes well.
(you need to find the sweet spot, and not set the flow full force.)
Thats What SHE said
Stecky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 05:32 AM   #47
Stecky
 
Drives: 0000
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: none
Posts: 265
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nutro View Post
I think the OP means why does the pump keep kicking off because the nozzle depth is wrong.
I Don't know how I missed this one.

That's what SHE said
Stecky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 05:47 AM   #48
SnoopyAce7
(ʘ‿ʘ)
 
SnoopyAce7's Avatar
 
Drives: The one with a roof rack
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 1,226
Bravo. 1 star.
__________________
SnoopyAce7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 05:49 AM   #49
kacmdc
 
Drives: 2012 2LT RS
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 33
Make sure you shake it before you put it away.
__________________
2012 2LT RS
Injen CAI
Resonated X pipe's
kacmdc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 06:07 AM   #50
Stecky
 
Drives: 0000
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: none
Posts: 265
Quote:
Originally Posted by kacmdc View Post
Make sure you shake it before you put it away.
Thats What SHE said

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=SAAi_42uIkQ
Stecky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 01:11 PM   #51
BlaqWhole

 
BlaqWhole's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS LS3
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,827
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burn Notice24 View Post
I'll start by saying that I am an idiot How do you fill up the tank without having to stand there holding the nozzle?
OP, I feel your pain. Here is some advice:

Pull into the gas station. Pull up to the pump and stop within a reasonable distance so the hose will reach your gas filler door. Put the car in park (if auto) or 1st gear (if manual). Apply parking brake. Turn car off. Take keys out of ignition. Open the car door. Step out of the car and stand up. Close the car door after you've moved your body out of the way of the door. Walk to the gas filler door. Push on it slightly to open it. Then open it completely. Tell the gas attendant the amount of gas you want in dollars. Take the nozzle and insert it into the filler. Pull up on the handle to begin pumping gas. That should do it.

Hopefully we can get a sticky on how to properly fill our gas tanks. And one on windshield washer level indicators.
__________________
Nadia (2010 Camaro 2SS/RS LS3) - Vararam CAI - SLP Underdrive Pulley - V-Max TB and Power Wedge - OBX 1-7/8 LTs with HF Cats - OBX 3" Cat-Back - Custom Predator Tune - BER Ported Intake Manifold!!

Esmeralda (03 GT) - UDP, CAI, PP intake manifold/upper plenum/75mm TB, 4.10s, fully rebuilt/upgraded trans w/ Transpak, 2400 stall converter, full O/R exhaust, 04 Cobra tank/dual 255 LPH pumps, Sniper Tune!!

Saving the world...1 hp at a time!!
BlaqWhole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 03:17 PM   #52
PalmerGA


 
PalmerGA's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 SIM 1SS/RS L99
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Southwest GA
Posts: 8,455
Instead of using the gas cap, squeeze the handle all the way and wedge a tennis ball in there. Works great!
__________________
2013 1SS/RS Coupe L99, Stainless Power Works LT Headers, SCT X4 Custom Tune from RDP, CAI Inc. Air Intake w/ Apex Scoop, VMAX CNC Ported Throttle Body, Solo Axle-Back Exhaust w/ J-pipes, Apex Catch Can, Husky Splash Guards, Heritage Grille, 3D Carbon Rear Spoiler, Oracle Chrome Turn Signal Bulbs, GM Reverse Light Trim Billets, Gorilla Black Locking Lugs, Emblem Pros Retro SS Badges/Custom Retro SS Kickplates/Under-hood Bowtie, 35% window Tint
PalmerGA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 03:28 PM   #53
jd10013


 
Drives: 2012 camaro
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: central VA
Posts: 3,106
Quote:
Originally Posted by jshaf View Post
so if you try to put fuel in your own vehicle in one of those states that forbide it do they go nuts on you? call 911 and sh&*? how would this appear on your rap sheet, "felony; fueling own vehicle" LOL, never heard of such a law! I know my mom used to only go to places that filled it up for you, but after a while she gave up and started doing it herself because there wasn't anyone in the area that did it for you any more.

I'm guessing it's a union thing, so if you pumped your own they'd most likely send some muscle to your house to break both your arms so you wouldn't do it again.
jd10013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 03:30 PM   #54
jd10013


 
Drives: 2012 camaro
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: central VA
Posts: 3,106
Quote:
Originally Posted by PalmerGA View Post
Instead of using the gas cap, squeeze the handle all the way and wedge a tennis ball in there. Works great!

the easiest way is to bring your wife or girlfriend and let her hold it
jd10013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 03:36 PM   #55
jd10013


 
Drives: 2012 camaro
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: central VA
Posts: 3,106
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burn Notice24 View Post
My test scores place me in the top 98% of my class, I attended a summer course at Columbia university this past summer and receive multiple college recruitment letters each month.
everyone's a genius on the internet.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burn Notice24 View Post
That doesn't make me an idiot.
no, but it doesn't make you too bright either.




that was a joke, try to relax
jd10013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 03:40 PM   #56
SlowSS


 
SlowSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Camaro 2SS/RS 1LE
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Commerce, GA
Posts: 3,874
Quote:
Originally Posted by jd10013 View Post
the easiest way is to bring your wife or girlfriend and let her hold it



You just need to stick the nozzle all the way in and hope for the best!!
__________________
SlowSS is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.