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2015 JGC
Stupid capless system makes it impossible to put additive in without stanking up the car. (Funnels)

On my previous car, I would use four MSF fuel bottles for storage and pour directly into the tank... Not possible now, the additive goes all over everywhere... Except into the tank.
I did use the provided emergency funnel, but without an easy way to clean the funnel, I have to live with the headache inducing stank in the JGC.

Anyone use additives?
How do you do it?
 

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Auto parts stores carry 'cap less funnels'. I keep mine in a capped water bottle- so easy to take funnel out of it and back in after you do your additive. I also have 'wet wipes' available for any clean ups. Works for me- but if you have kids you don't want them to mistake container 'for a water bottle' - so I keep mine in garage next to my additive container as reminder to bring with me on fill ups.
 

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Interesting. Thanks!

Misread your post at first. Nice way to store the funnel. Thanks for the idea.
I am thinking that a "water bottle" store a cheap funnel is the best way to go for the interim now.

I am also thinking that I may spring for a capped system (thread on another site) for about $70.
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I've been using the emergency funnel and then simply using the paper towels supplied at the windshield wash station to wipe it out. Haven't noticed any odor at all.
 

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I've been using the emergency funnel and then simply using the paper towels supplied at the windshield wash station to wipe it out. Haven't noticed any odor at all.
How do you get the narrow part of the funnel wiped out? For me there is a significant piece of the funnel that I can't reach in order to wipe out. I could twist the paper towel into it I suppose, however due to cold temps this seems much more difficult than it seems it should.

I prefer not to rely on the towels though. Most places I fill up do not restock the towels (because people steal them.) I use wet wipes to wipe down the MSR bottles. So, I have those... but using wet wipes to wipe out the narrow part of the funnel is nearly impossible...
 

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I also tried pouring the appropriate amount (in my case, 8 fl oz) into an empty 12 oz pop bottle and keeping it in the spare tire well until needed. I just take time to make sure the bottle is rinsed and dry before. When I go to fill up, I grab the funnel, empty the contents of the bottle into the tank, and fill up. If there aren't always paper towels at your gas station, you could keep a few in the spare tire well with the additive. I've noticed wiping out the funnel as best I can, then putting it back in the spare tire well keeps the smell to a minimum. Remember to throw away the paper towel instead of putting it back in the car.
 

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into an empty 12 oz pop bottle
I use 11oz MSR fuel bottles for this. Basically the same idea. I have found that plastic bottles tend to start leaking around the cap after a while. With MSR bottles, I don't have to worry about keeping the bottles upright.
keep a few in the spare tire well with the additive
Simple and effective idea. Thanks!

At this point I am wondering if I can buy another fuel bottle and keep the funnel in that. My SO is very sensitive to the smell, and I don't like *just* wiping out the funnel. However, at the same time, I am trying to make this easy and quick for my SO. My SO is the main driver for the JGC.

Great feedback! Thanks.
So far it appears that my best option is to replace the capless system with a traditional "cap style" system. I like being able to lock the fuel up with a lockable cap as well. So there is that...
 
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