Gas station’s diesel pump nozzle too big?

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CobyRupert

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I buy my diesel 5 gallons at a time. Finally the gas station 1/2 mile from my house installed a diesel pump. No more nervous travel of can in trunk from 10 miles away. Or so I thought.

I take my typical standard diesel can to nearby store and find that the nozzle on the diesel pump is too big to fit in. It has a “flair” on the end of the nozzle. I can’t even cheat it without fuel spraying with escaping air out of can. My can is a typical yellow plastic fuel can that has “diesel” printed in it. Has a opening that’s same size as probably 99% of fuel cans. There are no warnings at pump that say “Don’t fill cans”.
I go home and get a funnel for attempt #2. Fail also. Pumps too fast and sprays.

What gives? Do they make cans that can take larger nozzle? How come other station’s diesel pumps don’t have extra large nozzle?
Do some diesel pumps pump faster?

I can understand a larger nozzle so people don’t put it in gas cars, but this pump is away from gas island. Are there special “big truck” high volume diesel pumps?

The good news is it close enough I can just drive tractor there.
 
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There are auto diesel pumps and big truck diesel pumps nozzles to be correct and yes they are higher volume I generally steer clear of truck stops for my F250 and wife痴 car both diesel. Our 250 will take large nozzle but hard to get out
 
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The typical diesel nozzle it just a 1" round. Must be something new.
 
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If you decide you don’t want to drive the tractor in the future, just buy a reducer pipe (probably 2” to 1”) and put a 6” length of 2” hose on one end and a 6” length of 1” hose on the other end and then you’ll have a nifty adapter to slip on the nozzle when u go to fill your can.
 
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Re: Gas station痴 diesel pump nozzle too big?

As others have said that's a high speed nozzle for big trucks or equipment operators with bulk tanks, who are each buying more diesel at once than most of us use in a year.
 
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There are auto diesel pumps and big truck diesel pumps nozzles to be correct and yes they are higher volume I generally steer clear of truck stops for my F250 and wifeç—´ car both diesel. Our 250 will take large nozzle but hard to get out
Buppies is 100% correct. The larger nozzle is for big trucks and the smaller one is for cars.

I got a 5 gallon plastic can that has a big enough opening that it will take the larger nozzle.
 
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I buy my diesel 5 gallons at a time. Finally the gas station 1/2 mile from my house installed a diesel pump. No more nervous travel of can in trunk from 10 miles away. Or so I thought.

I take my typical standard diesel can to nearby store and find that the nozzle on the diesel pump is too big to fit in. It has a “flair” on the end of the nozzle. I can’t even cheat it without fuel spraying with escaping air out of can. My can is a typical yellow plastic fuel can that has “diesel” printed in it. Has a opening that’s same size as probably 99% of fuel cans. There are no warnings at pump that say “Don’t fill cans”.
I go home and get a funnel for attempt #2. Fail also. Pumps too fast and sprays.

What gives? Do they make cans that can take larger nozzle? How come other station’s diesel pumps don’t have extra large nozzle?
Do some diesel pumps pump faster?

I can understand a larger nozzle so people don’t put it in gas cars, but this pump is away from gas island. Are there special “big truck” high volume diesel pumps?

The good news is it close enough I can just drive tractor there.

Normally there is a large one on one side and smaller one on the other.. Guess they didn't bother..
 
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Recently I saw a pump with two speeds, car and truck, one outlet and you select, diesel is like pouring beer, a lot of froth at high speed, have not seen the bigger nozzle though.
 
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I have four - WWll style - steel - Jerry cans. They could easily take a 2 1/2" nozzle. So glad I brought them with us when we moved down from Alaska.
 

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Yes the large nozzle is a higher volume one,I can get it in my RAM but it is hard to just barely get the hand valve to open for a slow fill and on the full volume opening the auto nozzle shuts off almost as soon as it start.
 
 
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