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2009 Dodge Viper SRT-10: Some Patience Required When Refueling

May 27, 2010

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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

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2009 Dodge Viper in WA is:

$197 per month*
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