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Old 12-03-2017, 01:31 PM   #1
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Won't take fuel????

So I was a 1/4 full and stopped to fill up. fuel would not flow into tank. nozzle would shut of almost immediately and then fuel would overflow. Is there some sort of a shot off or breather valve that might be stuck? Any one experience this? help. TIA

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Old 12-03-2017, 02:47 PM   #2
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You may or may not have an issue...need to gather data.
1. Try different pump.
2. Turn handle upside down.
3. Report back!
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:15 PM   #3
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There is a valve in the filler tube area that can cause issues. Do a search for fuel fill problems and it should come up.
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Replacing Your 996 Fuel Line Vent Valve / Bleeder Valve - Porsche 911 Carrera & 986 Boxster - Porsche 996 Carrera (1998-2005) - Pelican Parts Technical Article

Maybe the valve needs to be replaced. Probably just needs to be cleaned.
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Old 12-03-2017, 05:34 PM   #5
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I fixed it. Fuse E6 was blown. This circuit is used for both the evap system fueling valve and the "telephony" system. There is a connector in the center console that shorts to ground and blows the fuse. This was my problem. I had been working in the center console in prep for installing a double din head unit. There was a TSB back in the 2000s that called for tapping up the end of this connection. I did this, replaced the fuse, and boom I was able to gas up.

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