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Re: Annoying fuel filler deflector
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2018, 05:57:38 PM »
Coconut...  A lot of the pumps, here in the colonies, no longer have the vapor recovery boots.  I don't know why they are no longer using them, but I'm glad they're gone.  They were a major PIA.
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Re: Annoying fuel filler deflector
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2018, 06:55:34 PM »
Looks like the EPA phased out their required use about 6 years ago.  I don't recall seeing them in Florida so I wouldn't have noticed their demise.

https://www.cnn.com/2012/05/10/politics/epa-gas-pump-handles/index.html

If you're still seeing them, perhaps some states picked up the requirement or they're working off their stock.
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Re: Annoying fuel filler deflector
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2018, 10:22:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by brenchley [+]
Looks like the EPA phased out their required use about 6 years ago.  I don't recall seeing them in Florida so I wouldn't have noticed their demise.

https://www.cnn.com/2012/05/10/politics/epa-gas-pump-handles/index.html

If you're still seeing them, perhaps some states picked up the requirement or they're working off their stock.

IIRC, they're still mandated in CA. Every time I go there, I have to play games with the stupid vapor recovery garbage. I usually end up smelling like gasoline any day I'm on bike in CA.
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Re: Annoying fuel filler deflector
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2018, 01:03:19 AM »
Coconut, hasn't caused me any grief in all the fills since I removed it. Just quicker fuel ups and not with the blasted blow back as prior to removal. :821: :158:
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Re: Annoying fuel filler deflector
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2018, 03:57:22 AM »
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It has to go. Any advice re: getting it outta there? Worst design ever.

I wanted to come back to this, because I was completely wrong. The design is brilliant, and the operator was the whole problem. It works astonishingly well, and all you have to do is trust it. Just stick the filler right straight onto that thing that's in the way. Don't try to hover it, or tilt it, or angle it. Just jam it in there, and hold it so that it's perpendicular to the cap opening. It's not at all intuitive; it seems like fuel will go everywhere. It doesn't.

Don't mess with it or cut it out; just take a minute to learn to use it. You'll be glad you did.

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Re: Annoying fuel filler deflector
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2018, 07:41:14 AM »
*Originally Posted by dietDrThunder [+]
I wanted to come back to this, because I was completely wrong. The design is brilliant, and the operator was the whole problem. It works astonishingly well, and all you have to do is trust it. Just stick the filler right straight onto that thing that's in the way. Don't try to hover it, or tilt it, or angle it. Just jam it in there, and hold it so that it's perpendicular to the cap opening. It's not at all intuitive; it seems like fuel will go everywhere. It doesn't.

Don't mess with it or cut it out; just take a minute to learn to use it. You'll be glad you did.

I had come to that conclusion myself some time ago, I had planned on removing it, never got around to it, now I've got use to the correct way of holding the nozzle etc, I'll keep it the way it is.