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I have read quite a few threads on the forum dealing with gas pumps constantly shutting off when fueling. It has been happening with my 2013 FJ over the last month or so. When refueling, the pump shuts off every 2 seconds. it doesn’t matter what angle I hold the gas pump handle or how deep I insert it. The only thing I can think of now is that I over filled my tank to the point that I contaminated my charcoal evap canister and it is clogging up the venting process.

I live in South Florida and when Hurricane Dorian was knocking on our door, I filled up a lot of extra gas cans in case I had to run my home on the generator. When we luckily, (and I mean very luckily), escaped from being hit with the Cat 5 storm, I used the fuel cans to fill up my FJ for two weeks, filling it ALL the way up. Since then when I go to the gas station, the pump shuts off every few seconds when I try to fuel up. Takes forever to fuel up and really pisses me off.

If it’s the evap charcoal canister, it is not a cheap fix. Any suggestions or tips from the FJ community here???
 

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I think if it were an issue in the evap system, that you would have an ODB DTC code, so probably the canister is fine.

I have issues filling up at some pumps too. The FJ has a fairly small fill pipe. Some gas stations seem to have the pumps set very fast these days (especially Costco). I think that they are trying to speed up the traffic through the pumps but the FJ can't take on fuel so quickly. I try to fill with the pump handle only slightly squeezed to get a good fill-up.
 

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Glad you escaped the hurricane. I sometimes have the same issue and it seems to be only at particular ststions. Luckily the Valero stations that carry ethanol free premium have been fine. Agree with FJ-6MT you’d be throwing codes if the canister were damaged or malfunctioning.
 

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I've noticed the difference between Costco and Fred Meyer (besides the cost). I get a better fill at Freddy's, they do a slower fill for sure. I did a fuel transfer from my cans (10gal) and filled it up manually. Got a lot more miles out of that tank.

If it does need the evap cannister, I really hope it doesn't, think of me for the bad one. Need a bad one for @Iconic_ as template for a skid design. '13 and '14 are different than the others.

I agree that you'd be getting codes.

Lee :smile
 

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I have the same problem with my Tundra. Seem to start after I had to syphon the gas out of the tank because it had been sitting for a year. I figured the vent must have got messed up when I Jammed a hose down the neck. I don’t drive it that often and haven’t had time to investigate.

Is it possible you might have done the same thing filling from the gas cans?


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Some gas stations seem to have the pumps set very fast these days (especially Costco).
BINGO, thats where I always fuel up...... I am not throwing any codes (at least according to my Scan Gauge). I will try a different gas station when I refuel next time. I’ll update the forum with the results....

Thanks so much to those that took the time to reply....
 

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My Costco nozzles are actually the best ones around me for FJ fueling experience. Chevron and Cenex seem to be temperamental. I think less to do with the specific seller and more about the nozzles they currently have, some are updated and some are still older. Costco by me has lines out the gazoo for gas, always, so their nozzles are maintained and new-ish.
 

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The Costco pumps are very temperamental. Depends on which pump I use at my Costco, some fill without problem, others (like mentioned above) I have to manually fill holding the lever partially open and nursing it along.
 

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One thing I forgot to mention about any of our stations, they fill the tank, we don't/can't. Oregon. Costco sets the fill at max rate and when it clicks off that's it. I watch the gauge and tell them when it clicks off too early. Sometimes they ask. For us Costco is still the best place price and they are organized, get you through fast.

Love it in Washington, pump your own!
 

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I've had my 07 for close to 3 years now and I don't think I've ever gotten a full tank of gas without having to do something. I usually have to angle the nozzle sideway and even then it might prematurely click off once or twice. I always look at the gas gauge before I fill out and estimate how much I need so I know when the click off is real. It use to be annoying but now it's just part of FJ ownership for me. I also think the Charcoal Canister would throw a code if it were clogged and I've passed smog a few times since.
 

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I had the same problem with mine and when I googled it I found the charcoal canister issue but also found somebody mentioned getting something stuck in the filler hose. They also used a plastic gas jug and part of the safety mechanism popped off in the filler hose partially blocking it. We took the filler hose off and ran a coat hanger down inside and out the other end popped the white plastic piece that popped off the gas tank we had used a couple weeks prior. I would check that first seeing that you said you used several jugs of gas after the hurricane.
 

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From owning a gas station (before we pulled the pumps), I can tell you that there are really some major differences in the equipment, such as pump health, clean filters, different rate nozzles, and even leaks. The best way I've found with the FJ at high flow stations is to only insert the nozzle in enough for it to stay there without having to hold it (just the tip, please!), and even then I occasionally have to squeeze the trigger to only the first notch.
 
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