2009 Dodge Viper SRT-10: Some Patience Required When Refueling
May 27, 2010
Already there are plenty of entries in the fuel logbook for our 2009 Dodge Viper with the following notations: "Not full?!" "Pump clicked off early." "Bad pump."
So it's probably not the pump, but the car. I've filled the Viper up three times now, and the one time I really got it full, the pump initially clicked off after a half-gallon had gone in, and then I said, "Oh, no you don't..." and proceeded to twist and caress the pump until over 12 gallons had gone in. The following fill-up I forgot and the pump clicked off after 10 gallons. I did the usual manual top-off, but still ended up with the tank only 7/8 full.
Moral of my only semi-interesting story? Refueling the Viper must be done the same way we did with our other exotic, the 1984 Ferrari 308 GTSi: with care, patience and persistence.
Erin Riches, Senior Editor