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Unread 01-14-2011, 02:51 PM   #1
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Jeep Liberty Fuel Filler Flaw

On the KK libertys, there are no fuel flapper (valve) at the Fuel filler to prevent fuel overflow or spill in case of a rollover or rock crawling, God forbids if you lose the cap. The return tube will be overwhelmed.

The first pic is a pic of my fuel filler. wide open.

Second pic is the capless fuel filler on the new ford focus. It help prevent splash over and seals when the nozzle is removed. There is also a funnel in case you ran out of fuel.

This is motor trend wite up:



U.S. automakers like Ford know it will take many small innovations to steadily improve emissions and meet CAFE requirements by 2020. Ford’s Easy Fuel capless fuel-filler is one piece of technology that should save Ford/Mercury/Lincoln drivers time, money, andmake them feel just a little “greener.”

Thanks to a spring-loaded flapper door, Ford’s capless fuel-filler automatically seals after the fuel nozzle is removed to better control the amount of evaporative emissions emitted at the gas station. The feature is already in use on the 2008 Ford Explorer and 2008 Mercury Mountaineer twins, and will be used on the 2009 F-150, Flex, and Lincoln MKS.

The plan is to make Easy Fuel standard on all Ford/Mercury/Lincoln vehicles in the next five years. Besides the emissions and convenience benefits, Ford says Easy Fuel may also work well for drivers with arthritis so they “don’t have to struggle to open or tighten a cap every time they’re at the pump.” This may be admirable, but we’re thinking that if you are fit to drive a car, hopefully you’d have the strength to open and close a fuel-filler cap as well.

The new technology also makes it more difficult to put diesel fuel in your U.S.-market Ford Focus: it has a mis-fueling inhibitor which supposedly blocks hoses (such as a diesel pump or a lawn hose) of a different size. The same goes for diesel-powered vehicles equipped with Easy Fuel. With this mis-fueling inhibitor in place, Ford provides a plastic funnel near the tire changing kit should you run out of gas.

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Unread 01-14-2011, 08:09 PM   #2
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I dont think not having a fuel flapper is a flaw.There is valve in the tank that shuts off the fuel in case of a rollover.I bet most people on here dont know the feature that the KK has when it comes to turnover.As far as Fords fuel system,my daughter has a 09 Mercury Mariner with no gas cap.Here is sytem the KKs have:

Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS): Makes it easier for emergency personnel to see and reach occupants in the event of an accident by turning on the interior lighting and unlocking the doors after air bag deployment. Also shuts off the flow of fuel to the engine
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Unread 01-14-2011, 08:29 PM   #3
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When the rubber seals start to crack and leak what would you rather pay for....................

A $12 gas cap or a $200 filler neck?


You should replace your gas cap every 3-4 years anyways.
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