Problems at the Pump

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Within the last month whenever I try to fill the fuel tank on my 89 FJ62 w/190K the nozzle on the pump trips off as if the tank is full. I have to fill the tank at a very low flowrate to keep it from tripping. I am located in southern California where every station has vapor recovery nozzles, I am assuming I have a plug somewhere in a vapor return line but have no idea where to start. Any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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John Keegan
 
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How about the simple stuff like pulling the nozzle out a bit, or rotating the nozzle?

Zack
 
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Zack,
Thanks for the note. Yes, I have to constantly reposition the nozzle to prevent the pump from tripping. It seems replated to fuel flow, the higher the flow the faster it trips etc.
JK
 
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I used to cheat by pulling back the vapor shroud to let it vent. Not eco-friendly but worked. I've been in NM for 8 years and had totally forgot about those nozzle condoms...
 

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