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      12-18-2012, 08:27 PM   #23
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I've started to avoid all Shell stations in the area because of this same problem and gone back to Chevron which seems to have the old style pumps. I've had best success with the accordion style by waiting about 5 seconds before pumping, you can hear the air-seal (?) being created. Anecdotal and unscientific at best.
Yeah I feel it happens at Shell stations more than anywhere else...
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      12-18-2012, 08:33 PM   #24
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to be honest this can happen at any station or to any car, I have the same problem with my ML and i found it usually happens when the pump nozzle is pushed into the tank as far as possible, generally i pull the pump out a half inch or so and it fixes the problem. my theory is the angle when pushed in all the way might cause some gas to splash off who knows what and would trick the pump into stopping because it thinks the tank is full.
hopefully this helps.
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      12-18-2012, 09:54 PM   #25
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Never seen this before. When weather is cold, sometimes the pumps are slow, so they tell me to put the handle on the ground for a few secs
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      12-18-2012, 10:26 PM   #26
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Have the same problem, only one gas station (shell) near my house. M3 is the only car that did that. It's annoying.
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      12-19-2012, 03:24 PM   #27
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This has only happened to me once and it was a bad nozzle at the gas station
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      12-21-2012, 03:09 AM   #28
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I've posted about this problem in the past but here we go again. When I fill up my car at the gas station, the gas pump stops pumping gas before my tank is completely filled. It can take 20 tries to finally fill up my tank. Worse off, ive noticed a lot of gas is leaking out around the side and spilling over onto the car and eventually my tires. Any advice?
When it stops... Stop forcing more into it. LOL! You sure it's not full? How many gallons you getting in?
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      12-21-2012, 03:12 AM   #29
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Never seen this before. When weather is cold, sometimes the pumps are slow, so they tell me to put the handle on the ground for a few secs
Me neither. But what's this handle on the ground thing about?
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      12-28-2012, 01:29 PM   #30
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It also appears to me that this phenomenon gets worse when your engine is running during the refueling....
It is far worse if you are "fire spinning" while waiting for the fueling to finish as well.



WHY would you know that it's worse while the engine is running? Why are you running the engine while refuelling? Looking to get out of your payments early with a nice insurance check?
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      12-29-2012, 06:46 PM   #31
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This happens all the time to my 335is. I usually have the car running and yes it seems to make it worse. If I invert the pump upside down I've never had an issue. It works perfectly every time with the nozzle rotated upside down.
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      12-29-2012, 10:23 PM   #32
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Try rotating the nozzle and not pressing the handle so hard. This usually helps for me.
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      03-30-2013, 12:07 PM   #33
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I've posted about this problem in the past but here we go again. When I fill up my car at the gas station, the gas pump stops pumping gas before my tank is completely filled. It can take 20 tries to finally fill up my tank. Worse off, ive noticed a lot of gas is leaking out around the side and spilling over onto the car and eventually my tires. Any advice?
This happens to me to I notice this occurs when the pump nozzle is shorter. But I don't smell or see any leakage.

Edit: has anyone had brought this issue at a dealership before?
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      03-30-2013, 03:25 PM   #34
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To me some gas stations tend to do that while some do not. Try another one and twist the nozzle is a good method
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      03-30-2013, 04:34 PM   #35
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I used to have this problem, but it is gone by its own, I have no idea how, haven't had this issue for the last year at least lol

But when I had this issue, I used to twist the nozzle (as mentioned above) and that would work.
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      03-30-2013, 07:12 PM   #36
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have you tried taking it to the dealer to have it checked.... a few months back my fuel nozzle was replaced under warranty.... I have no issues when fueling.
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      03-31-2013, 09:59 AM   #37
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Happens to me rarely but when it does its very annoying as I live in NJ where we don't pump our own gas. When it stops I have to try and flag the attendant down or wait for him to notice it stopped so I can explain what happened.
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      03-31-2013, 12:29 PM   #38
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I had this problem so bad that it stopped being able to pump. Took it to dealer while in warranty. They said the charcoal cannister was soaked and replaced same. ZERO problems now. This is not normal. Get it fixed. Sooo annoying!
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      03-31-2013, 01:23 PM   #39
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I believe the Charcoal Canister gets filled when the tank is overfilled. I have been told to only fill to the shut off and not try to get an extra gallon in there.

Last edited by White 13; 04-02-2013 at 01:08 PM.
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      04-01-2013, 06:02 PM   #40
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Weird. All the R32s have this issue due to the design of the fuel line, but I've never had this issue in my M3. Even with my R32, there are some stations that work fine (Mobil seems to work better), but many that will not. The "fix" is the same, as others have suggested, turning the pump handle up 180 (actually about 160, letting it rest against the fuel door). Even doing that, I've never had an issue with the pump shutting off properly. Since this seems rare for M3s to have the issue, I'd take it to the dealer.
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      09-01-2013, 11:25 AM   #41
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I have a 2001 4.4l x5 and I can only fill up my gas tank less then half tank

Please can someone help me...... I have a 2001 4.4l x5 and I can only fill up my gas tank less then half. It stops at the same place each time. Here is what I have done:

1- tried over 3 different gas stations
2- tried turning the gas nozel up, down, side to side, and pulling out the nozel alittle here and there.
3- I am not getting any codes or anything of that nature also the x5 runs fine.
4- Also I put some gas cleaner (one of those small bottles from adv auto)

*Could the breather fuel vent in front of the driver side engine block be bad and cause this issue? (Please note I'm not getting any error codes or anything like that)

This is killing me I'm searching the Internet and can not find a resolution. I'm praying that someone can tell me where to look or any ideas.
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      09-01-2013, 11:52 AM   #42
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Not that this will make anyone feel better, but I have never had this problem on my '13 E92. It sounds like something the dealer should look at for those of you that are having issues.
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      09-01-2013, 12:35 PM   #43
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Not that this will make anyone feel better, but I have never had this problem on my '13 E92. It sounds like something the dealer should look at for those of you that are having issues.
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I second that, never had a single problem with my 08/13 M3 feeling gas but I've only filled it in europe sofar and the pumps are different.
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      09-01-2013, 02:33 PM   #44
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Not that this will make anyone feel better, but I have never had this problem on my '13 E92. It sounds like something the dealer should look at for those of you that are having issues.
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I second that, never had a single problem with my 08/13 M3 feeling gas but I've only filled it in europe sofar and the pumps are different.
Enjoy that ethanol-free, high-octane petrol as long as you can! It might be more expensive, but at least you can easily find great fuel in Germany.
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