> My wife tried putting gas into the car today and it went in fine.
> So whatever the problem was, I think it was caused by the first
> gas pump overflowing onto or into... something. Any ideas what?
Most tanks these days seem to have a separate "fill vent" that runs from the
top of the tank to the side of the filler neck just below the 'unleaded'
baffle. If yours has a low spot that could fill with liquid gasoline, might
be that's what happened. Without the vent, the turbulent flow in the filler
neck could cause pump nozzles to trip.