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      03-29-2014, 08:46 AM   #1
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Well.. thats a first...

I was pumping gas at my local BP and I noticed the pump took longer than usual to fill up. So I look down and to my horror right as I did gas started to overflow out of the gas tank. I immediately released the handle, and wiped off the gas the overflowed. The car drove off fine, no error codes or anything. I just hope my charcoal canister is ok. This ever happen to anyone?
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      03-29-2014, 08:52 AM   #2
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I was pumping gas at my local BP and I noticed the pump took longer than usual to fill up. So I look down and to my horror right as I did gas started to overflow out of the gas tank. I immediately released the handle, and wiped off the gas the overflowed. The car drove off fine, no error codes or anything. I just hope my charcoal canister is ok. This ever happen to anyone?
Happened to my E46. Not E92.
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      03-29-2014, 08:53 AM   #3
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I'm assuming its because of the pump not the car, correct?
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      03-29-2014, 09:36 AM   #4
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Happened to me once at a particular pump. I was just glad I hadn't set the auto-fill switch and gone to buy a snack in the store!! In any case, the problem was that pump shutoff not working. There's actually a cool article on HowStuffWorks that explains how pumps do that, incidentally.

Ironically I more often have the opposite problem of the pump shutting off too early, which is apparently a design issue with the car that makes it more picky than usual about pump placement.
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It's happened to me once or twice, but has not in any way become a recurring problem like some folks I've read on here. Just see how it goes for a bit.
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Yes, on several occasions over the years . Sometimes the pump/nozzle is not sensitive to the level of gas in the tank . I've not had an issue with the carbon filter as a result of these over flows .
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