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K. I have pumped alot of gas into alot of cars over the years!! I have had maybe 2 overflows ever tops. Today i got my first fillup with my STI and sure nuff it doesn't stop and overflows. I see others complaining about this. Is it possibly a design flaw in the STI's gas intake piping? So lets take a poll and see how prevalent this problem is. Poll time!
 

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I just did my first fillup tonight and was worried about it but the pump shut of with no problem. I did not try to squeeze a few more drops in like I normally do though, I just stopped when it shut off.

I think if people have problems they should post what brand gas station they were at. Maybe we will see a pattern. I just did my first one at a Mobil and had no problems.
 

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I have filled up twice. At two different Amoco stations that use regularly. No problems. However here in MO we do not have vapor recovery. Maybe this makes it better or worse I do not know.
 

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i posted the first thread about this. i did my second fillup today at a different exxon. my heart started racing at around 10gallons. :) it clicked off fine. i was very deliberate this time of making sure the nozzle was in as far as possible. the next few fillups will tell.
 

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Is the STi pre-wired for a system?

Hi Guys:

I haven't had to fill up yet (only 100km/62 miles so far).

Anyway, I'm really protective of my cars so: I have a look at the trip odometer before I fill up and estimate the number of litres/gallons I'm gonna need then I never trust the auto shutoff period! As I'm nearing the estimated amount I actually listen for the change in the sound of the gas entering the tank (indicating the gas is approaching the filler neck/tank junction then slow to a trickle until shutoff.

Does it sound like a lot of extra work? It really isn't - and this car is way too special to allow any fuel out the overflow into the wheelwell or down the onto the paint!

Oh yeah: Is it me or is that filler door big enough to qualify this car as a five-door?

Cheers, Phun. :p
 

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4MLA1FN said:
i posted the first thread about this. i did my second fillup today at a different exxon. my heart started racing at around 10gallons. :) it clicked off fine. i was very deliberate this time of making sure the nozzle was in as far as possible. the next few fillups will tell.
10 gallons? Isn't the tank 15.9 like the WRX?
 

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Yes.
 

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phun said:
Hi Guys:
I actually listen for the change in the sound of the gas entering the tank (indicating the gas is approaching the filler neck/tank junction then slow to a trickle until shutoff.
That is what I did on my first fill up and will prolly do for the next few, at least till I feel comfortable with it not overflowing.
 

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Well it just looks like me and somebody else got a touch of bad karma. I haven't had to fill up my tank again yet. I have only managed to drive the car 389 miles in 2 weeks!!!1 :x I have been so damn busy. Peace!!
 

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Not only have I not had a problem on the 3 fillups I've done, I've topped it off beyond the first click!

What the heck were they thinking with that ridiculous (now removed) strap on the gas cap??
 

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Ya know guys, I was thinking yesterday while filling up a WRX for the lot..., all of the Imprezas will have the same tank pipe. There shouldn't be anything different about ANY of them. There haven't been any problems from anyone else with other Imprezas either...
 

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WRX_XB9R... nothing important to say... but i saw wrx 2-3weeeks ago over in raymore... dont remember what street, i was off 71 hwy...ill bet it was you! good to know that there is someone with some sence over here
 
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