49L in a 45L tank

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49L in a 45L tank

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How can this happen when ive just filled up at 38-39L its started to make a noise then carried on going and stopped at 48.9 L my tank is a spare wheel one has this happen to anyone else
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where was this?
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in telford at the petrol station i think i forgot to say its LPG
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have you a receipt for the gas with the quantity on?
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yeah it says 48.98L @0.550 it was at Haybridge service station wellington :?:
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I would check for a leak in the system. This used to happen to me on my old van and it was a bad connection on the pipe from the filler to the tank. The amount you can get in varies slightly according to temperature but not as much as you got in.
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Re: 49L in a 45L tank

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why did you keep you hand on the button when you knew you were over capacity?

once the pump slows to a almost stop all you are doing is paying for something you havent got.

if the dispensing pump is set at a higher pressure than it should be it can force more in than 80% that your valve cuts off at, thats what is happening when the "farting" noise happens, stop when it get there..........
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i wasn't watchin what i was doing i should stop lookin at the ladys :twisted: so when it farts stop fillin and stop lookin when fillin up :ok
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Mocki wrote:why did you keep you hand on the button when you knew you were over capacity?

once the pump slows to a almost stop all you are doing is paying for something you havent got.

if the dispensing pump is set at a higher pressure than it should be it can force more in than 80% that your valve cuts off at, thats what is happening when the "farting" noise happens, stop when it get there..........


was thinking today when driving how come i cant smell or hear gas after i filled up it had to go somewhere or my tank is bigger than 45L :idea
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just found some paper work on van and found out the tank size is 51L not 45L fill capacity is 40L so can you go over 80%
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When LPG is heated it expands very rapidly. In order to allow for expansion LPG cylinders and tanks are only filled by volume to 87%.
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Hi , its a safty margin they quote at 80% my Mercedes has a 100Litre tank and the most I've been able to get in is 76 litres , like mentioned some forcourt pumps struggle to get over 50l while others will keep going , I've never had a refill were the safty valves will blow but you will know when they do as the gas will be expeled through safty overflow pipe onto the floor ,
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Just been converted so new to filling up.

So when the pump starts to rapidly slow down then I should take my hand off the button? I've filled up about 5 times so far, but only once has the pump clicked off when full. Tho everytime after a while the flow really slows down, to a stand still and I keptmy hand on the button until I got bored of waiting!
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nesty wrote:Just been converted so new to filling up.

So when the pump starts to rapidly slow down then I should take my hand off the button? I've filled up about 5 times so far, but only once has the pump clicked off when full. Tho everytime after a while the flow really slows down, to a stand still and I keptmy hand on the button until I got bored of waiting!
Yeah it doesn't click off as such like a normal petrol pump. Keep your eye on the price or litre reading on the pump and it will slow then stop when the tank is full.
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Re: 49L in a 45L tank

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Ok, just when filling up, the latter stages of filling the filling process almost stationery!
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