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ratfink 08-05-2009 11:06 PM

08 rex almost always overfills at gas station
I've had the car for almost a year now, and I can't hardly seem to get a fill without peeing gas on the side of the car. I don't top off, it just doesn't turn off in time. Any one else having this issue? I'm thinking I need to take it in for a repair. The repeated soaking is beginning to show on the paint. Especially with e85. I often get gas at the same station with my land cruiser and I never have an issue.

crazyfast 08-06-2009 12:19 AM

i had this problem for the first time tonight on my 09 wrx. i have never had that happen before on any car. can any one shed some light on this situation?

pzr2874 08-06-2009 07:25 AM

Call the dealership... I believe there was a TSB on it....

COULD have something to do w/the type of fuel as well.

SOOBYGUY 08-06-2009 08:50 AM

i have an 08 but fortunately have not had this problem.

ratfink 08-06-2009 09:19 AM

I am gonna call the dealer on Monday. My wife drove the car mostly for the first few months, but now that it's my dd I keep seeing this happen.

gunk007 08-06-2009 10:12 AM

I had the same problem on my 05. The first time I filled it, it shot out about 1/2 a gallon. Glad I was standing there to turn it off. I have not had that major of a problem again, but it does come out a little bit every once and a while. (mind you I only fill up about once every 2 weeks and I have only had my 05 for 2 months). Now I watch it and when it gets close to being full, I make sure to slow the rate of flow from the gas nozzel. If you find anything out, let me know.

ajtoce 08-06-2009 02:00 PM

just push the nozzle and make sure its as far in the tank as possible. thats what i have to do with my 08 ### every once in a while it will overflow on a pump that flows fast.

ratfink 08-06-2009 03:24 PM

doesn't matter how far it's in or the angle, it just overflows without a warning. it turns off, just a little late.

booosted09 08-06-2009 03:58 PM

same thing happens to me on my 09...nothing i do stops it. I stopped filling it up all the way. I dont know if the type of gas would make it spill over...i only use 93..

gunk007 08-06-2009 04:13 PM

Man, I wish I could get some 93 octane. All we have up here is 91 with up to 10% ethonal.

booosted09 08-06-2009 04:25 PM

[quote=gunk007;228070]Man, I wish I could get some 93 octane. All we have up here is 91 with up to 10% ethonal.[/quote]

yea my car loves it. Back when i lived in Arizona i had a 92 turbo talon...i had to put 91 in that and that car disliked me for that :notgood:

Jose002 08-06-2009 04:37 PM

I just know that my WRX 08 takes in 16 gallons and I guess by the average how much I have left and then make the rough estimate and stop when Im suppossed to. Usually im 90% right.
I use 93 Oct. down here in Miami.

Modena1230 08-06-2009 06:25 PM

Gas station nozzels normaly have a life of about 1 month. They are designed with a spring so that they dont over flow like that. However I cant see that those of you with an 08 09 have that kind of bad luck. I would contact the dealer about it, I would think that would get covered under the warrenty. I didnt realize that the subbys were felx fuel vehicles, is this new? or ratfink do you have a mod to accept E85? It would be good to know if they are FFV's.

ratfink 08-06-2009 08:17 PM

I have a flash that allows e85, the 08 turbo is so small you can run e85 without hardware changes.

wrx9wagon 08-06-2009 11:29 PM

I am another of the lucky ones. I have never had it overflow on my and always fill it till it stops with 93 oct.

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