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Old 05-28-2017, 11:05 AM   #11
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TL;DR. Better results. 28 gals in 21 minutes with manual fill at Walmart. Big storms in Tennessee but cool and drier today. Will schedule a dealer service when we get back. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

Apologies for not posting yesterday. It was a long, stormy day in places and we didn't get to the campground until late. I was too tired to "internet".

Yesterday's results however were decided more positive. We were able to fill up twice. 28 gals in 21 minutes at a Walmart Murphy station. Still had to hand feather the fill lever with moderate foamy back ups. The 2nd station we stopped at was just a small independent but we were able to get ~36 gals in a "reasonable" time but very minimal foaming.

The difference between the Walmart and the independent station? Walmart was B20, 5-20% bio-diesel, and the no B number. Does the bio-diesel by nature produce foam? Maybe a B sticker at the 2nd station was missing but it was a curious difference.

I have some video of the first fill but I don't want to beat a dead horse. From the discussion here I think I just need to visit my dealer. I have some other minor fixes so when I get back, time to schedule an appointment.

Thank for sharing your experiences with me. I'll post any findings after the dealer looks at it.
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Old 05-28-2017, 12:37 PM   #12
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I too picked up are new isata 5 on Thursday and went to fill up Friday and has same isssue. Took us 60
Min to get 45 gallons. I hope the rep is reading this and has a suggestion. There has to be an issue.
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Old 05-28-2017, 01:52 PM   #13
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The max flow rate of the auto pumps is about 10 gal per minute. My Isata 5 allows me to fill at the auto pumps with the flow rate at maximum. To take 60 minutes to pump 45 gallons makes no sense.
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:54 PM   #14
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Congrats Ctoth11. This has been the first "real" issue we've had with ours. Otherwise it's been really really fun.
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:55 PM   #15
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@BMW Rider it makes no sense at all.
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Old 05-28-2017, 04:51 PM   #16
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Straight diesel foams when filling tanks. The faster you pump, more it foams. I've been fueling farm tractors and construction equipment since 10yo, long before biodiesel. I'm 64 now.
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Old 05-28-2017, 05:10 PM   #17
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The only thing I can think of is a kink or partially kinked hose. Single tank or two tank?

If two tank, is it a problem on both?
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Thanks Scrapper. Then what I'm seeing, at least the foaming part, must be normal to a degree.
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Old 05-28-2017, 11:25 PM   #19
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I have one tank in my 2018 4x4.
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Old 05-30-2017, 02:54 AM   #20
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The universe threw us a curve today. Stopped at a station along I40 that only had diesel at the big truck pumps. I put the fill nozzle in, set the lever on the first (slowest) click stop. Expected it to kick off after a few seconds but it pumped 28 gals in just a few minutes without stopping. I will try to duplicate the results tomorrow.
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