Feature Spotlight: The 2014 Corvette Stingray Has A Capless Fueling System6
The Corvette C7, the Stingray, is the latest — and what is looking to be the finest — example of what General Motors knows about performance. And it comes packed with boat loads of new technology that could make your grandpa’s head explode from trying to comprehend it all. But here’s a little feature that we should all find to be easily digestible: a capless fueling system. Probably to save weight, because we all know how heavy those fuel caps can really be.
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Oh wow. I have not seen this before. I happen to know that this type of system that is currently on some fords creates a lot of problems in those cars. I guess it has something to do with the pressure in the tank and/or lines. (My BF works for a tech line for auto technicians.) But I have faith that the Corvette team investigated the problems with those systems and made theirs way better. Can’t wait to check them out because I really want them to work!! =)
I don’t see the ‘HUGE’ benefit to a capless fuel filler. I would anticipate there being more problems with the fuel system sensors and also more Check Engine lights coming on because the system is not as completely sealed as when it has a cap. I’m not a technician, but I’m using a common sense approach in this example. I would prefer to see the time and energy spent on developing a capless fuel filler system applied to a far more beneficial option on a car.
Cadillacs already have this standard . I believe they had some innovation when compared to Fords system because there was two barriers to prevent leaks.
GM slow to the game and literally copying Ford on this one. Same exact Design used on the 2013 Ford Escape, C-max and Fusion.
Mick, the same capless fuel system is used on the entire Ford range today… not just the vehicles you mention.
While I agree that GM is late to this party, its never too late for it to start. To that end, I’m not sure the capless system was/is Ford’s invention, or whether its something provided by a supplier. That said, it may not matter — since they took the time and made the effort to introduce first.
And, being first to the market does *not* mean you are the best, just that you are the fastest. It is much better to come out with a superior product. From my inside Guy, those Ford caps are not all they are cracked up to be on the garage/service side.