So on my way to wings Thursday night, I had one hell of a time trying to fill my tank, and it happened again yesterday.
Here's the story:
I open my tank up like usual, and stick the nozzle in (no homo). Select my brand and start to pump. Everything is fine, for about 10 seconds (or $2-$3 whichever comes first). And then the pump makes that clunk sound as if the tank is full. Now I know there's no way the tank is full because my meter is almost at empty and I've been driving for 3-4 days (I usually fill up every 4-5 days).
Now, when I first got the car, I had a similar problem to this (but not quite as bad). It went away, and came back for like 2 days when the weather started to get cold and then it was fine all winter long.
Now, however, things are worse. Before it would get to $7-$10 before stopping, now it gets to maybe $3 if I'm lucky. And then from there it stops every dollar or half dollar, sometimes every 20cents. By the time it starts doing this, gas comes splashing out when it stops (rather violently I might add, it got my pants once).
I've tried placing the nozzle in different positions, at different lengths into the filler, and nothing seems to make a difference. (no homo)
I've not noticed any leaking, either on my driveway or at the pump.
Any idea what could be causing this?
Any and all help is much appreciated.