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    I just picked up my new Crestliner VT 17 last weekend and on the way home from picking it up, I stopped at a gas station to fill the tank. As soon as I started pumping gas, the auto-shut off on the nozzle kicked in. So I thought that maybe the pressure on the nozzle was too high and I tried pumping slower but it still kicked right off, again and again.
    The dealership is right down the road so I called them to ask what I was doing wrong. One of the guys came down and tried filling it, and he had to pump the gas so slow, that it took a good 30 minutes to fill a 24-gallon tank. He claims that almost all the new Crestliner boats do this and it's due to some air pressure or something in a new tank and from now on, it should fill up fine (if not, bring it back in, which I'd rather not do).
    I looked down at the hose and I'm wondering if the problem is because after the hose leaves the transom, it goes down and curves, but the area where it curves is a good 2-3 inches lower than where the hose ends up going into the gas tank. Check out the pic http://www.landinglunkers.com/wp-con.../fuel_hose.jpg
    I did some Googling but nothing came up with Crestliner boats although I saw that in the bass boating world, I'm not alone...I sure don't want to spend 30 minutes each time, trickling gas into the tank...any thoughts?

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    Re: VT 17 - problems putting gas in tank

    Originally posted by nomad60 View Post
    http://www.landinglunkers.com/wp-con.../fuel_hose.jpg

    I just picked up my new Crestliner VT 17 last weekend and on the way home from picking it up, I stopped at a gas station to fill the tank. As soon as I started pumping gas, the auto-shut off on the nozzle kicked in. So I thought that maybe the pressure on the nozzle was too high and I tried pumping slower but it still kicked right off, again and again.
    The dealership is right down the road so I called them to ask what I was doing wrong. One of the guys came down and tried filling it, and he had to pump the gas so slow, that it took a good 30 minutes to fill a 24-gallon tank. He claims that almost all the new Crestliner boats do this and it's due to some air pressure or something in a new tank and from now on, it should fill up fine (if not, bring it back in, which I'd rather not do).
    I looked down at the hose and I'm wondering if the problem is because after the hose leaves the transom, it goes down and curves, but the area where it curves is a good 2-3 inches lower than where the hose ends up going into the gas tank. Check out the pic http://www.landinglunkers.com/wp-con.../fuel_hose.jpg
    I did some Googling but nothing came up with Crestliner boats although I saw that in the bass boating world, I'm not alone...I sure don't want to spend 30 minutes each time, trickling gas into the tank...any thoughts?
    Did you figure out the problem? Is your VT17 a 2012 or 2013? I would guess its something with the fuel tank vent sticking?

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      Re: VT 17 - problems putting gas in tank

      Originally posted by nomad60 View Post
      http://www.landinglunkers.com/wp-con.../fuel_hose.jpg

      I just picked up my new Crestliner VT 17 last weekend and on the way home from picking it up, I stopped at a gas station to fill the tank. As soon as I started pumping gas, the auto-shut off on the nozzle kicked in. So I thought that maybe the pressure on the nozzle was too high and I tried pumping slower but it still kicked right off, again and again.
      The dealership is right down the road so I called them to ask what I was doing wrong. One of the guys came down and tried filling it, and he had to pump the gas so slow, that it took a good 30 minutes to fill a 24-gallon tank. He claims that almost all the new Crestliner boats do this and it's due to some air pressure or something in a new tank and from now on, it should fill up fine (if not, bring it back in, which I'd rather not do).
      I looked down at the hose and I'm wondering if the problem is because after the hose leaves the transom, it goes down and curves, but the area where it curves is a good 2-3 inches lower than where the hose ends up going into the gas tank. Check out the pic http://www.landinglunkers.com/wp-con.../fuel_hose.jpg
      I did some Googling but nothing came up with Crestliner boats although I saw that in the bass boating world, I'm not alone...I sure don't want to spend 30 minutes each time, trickling gas into the tank...any thoughts?
      I just picked up my new 2013 VT17 this week and had the same problem when pumping gas into it. It looks like the fill hose bends are to sharp, causing the fuel to backup while filling. Have you noticed any improvement?

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