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Fuel filler issues

Iconic88

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2021 Iconic Silver Tremor
2021 Tremor with 7.3 gasser...just under 1600 miles. Every fill up I have to clock the fuel pump handle about 30 degrees toward the rear of the truck and hold the handle or it kicks off. Same issue we had with our 2006, I thought they addressed this issue? Absolutely maddening. Someone has suggested a plugged or kinked breather line...but I haven't looked yet. Is there anything else I'm missing? Thanks in advance.
 
Someone on one of the 7.3L Groups on Facebook knocked out the 'reducer' piece inside the filler where the fuel nozzle goes (they don't exist on the diesel versions), and he said it stopped giving him that issue. I haven't yet tried it with mine, but I want to soon.
 
2021 Tremor with 7.3 gasser...just under 1600 miles. Every fill up I have to clock the fuel pump handle about 30 degrees toward the rear of the truck and hold the handle or it kicks off. Same issue we had with our 2006, I thought they addressed this issue? Absolutely maddening. Someone has suggested a plugged or kinked breather line...but I haven't looked yet. Is there anything else I'm missing? Thanks in advance.
You can thank the EPA. I haven’t driven a vehicle in 5 years that didn’t have this issue.
 
Well, apparently bitching about it on this forum fixed it. Not joking, it has not done it once since I posted this and it's now at 4000 miles. Every fill up has been fine. Weird...
 
Ever since I knocked out the "reducer" ring that the nozzle fits into on my 7.3 Tremor, my problem has gone away. It's a bit of a pain to get out, but use a pry bar and hammer to tap one corner or it free and it will rotate and come out. It can't fall into the tank or anything, so don't worry about that. I just got done doing a trip with about 20 fill-ups at full speed where I could set it on full blast and walk away with zero issues.
 
Any chance of a video or some pics to do this... admittedly, I have the mechanical inclination of a mentally challenged chimpanzee.
 
Unfortunately, I threw the little reducer piece away... but it's the one that the nozzle goes through a couple of inches down in the filler neck and has the two little vent holes at the top. You just have to hammer it on one side to 'dislodge it' (it's just snap-fitted into the filler neck) and it will pop out. You may need some needle-nose to pull it out once it gets popped out of place. I ended up having to bend mine almost in half to get it out after it was popped out of place.

The only purpose it serves is to prevent someone from sticking a larger 'diesel' nozzle into a gas truck and filling it with diesel.
 
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