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911 1968 Fueling difficulty

Fuel System

Vehicle Information: Model: 911S soft rear window Targa ; Year: 1968; Body Type: Targa; Engine (type, size, modifications): 911S; Total Mileage: 180000;

A few years ago the gas stations began installing rapid filling nozzles for fueling. Now all the stations I frequent have these rapid fillers. When I attempt to fuel, the gas enters the filling pipe at high volume and then hits a bend in the pipe and regurgitaties to trigger the automatic shut off. I now must use a device to hold back the rubber cup shut off and hold the nozzle away from the opening of the filler pipe to cancel the shut off, but then I must fuel in short, intermittent squirts or the gas hits the bend in the pipe and fills to the opening and often splashes out. It can take me 15 minutes to fill (approx 12 gallons) which is unpleasant with the cold, rain winter weather, and splashing or spilling of gas. I thought of attachinga rubber hose to to the end of the nozzle to pass beyond the bend in the filler pipe, but then there is the risk of the hose falling off, and of carrying a gas-smelling hose in the car. Any suggesstions for a particular modification of the filler pipe to make it more compatable with these newer fueling methods, as I am sure enable the newer cars to fuel. I am the original and only owner of this rare car, purchased in germany as a European domestic model. It has been completely restored. I have been a PCA member for 44 years and have owned four Porsches since 1959.

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