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post #31 of 33 Old 11-16-2017, 09:53 PM
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Actually in my youth when I worked at a true service station I had to dip the tanks nightly to make sure the totals on the pumps matched the amount of fuel dispensed from the tanks. But that was back in the Reagan administration.
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post #32 of 33 Old 11-17-2017, 04:51 AM
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Believe it or not it was actually that experience that made me think of the correlation of the dip stick and fuel level.

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post #33 of 33 Old 11-17-2017, 07:26 AM
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If the OP doesn't want to go through the hassle of dropping the tank, he could just jam the poppet valve in the fuel tank filler neck open using a long screw driver and install the GM flapper valve into the filler hose to then prevent splash back. I've done this on several 05-06 TJs and it is a good, fast, inexpensive fix. Takes about 15 minutes after you've done a few. You can drive this way for years and still file down the poppet valve guides someday in the future if you ever have to drop the tank for some other reason. That's the approach I've taken with mine and I've been pleased with the results for the past several years. If I ever have to drop the tank, I'll fix it properly.

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