STAR EnviroTech’s Capless Fuel Neck Adapter Awarded Patent

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Innovative Adapter Works With Virtually Any Automotive Leak Detection Device

Capless Fuel Neck Adapter

Unlike capped fuel tank adapters that attach outside the fuel neck, the STAR Capless Fuel Neck Adapter slips through the double doors and securely seals with a twist.

STAR EnviroTech’s double-door Capless Fuel Neck Adapter, which provides an OEM-quality fit for all new Ford and GM double-door capless fuel necks, was recently awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,998,170 B2. The adapter will also fit other automaker’s double door capless fuel systems currently in development.

Automakers are increasingly using ‘capless’ fuel systems. In a capless system, the vehicle’s fuel door creates the tank’s filler neck seal. Together with the decrease in EVAP service ports on newer vehicles, this becomes a testing problem for service technicians checking fuel systems for Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System leaks and/or related diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs).

STAR’s newly patented Capless Adapter solves the problem by creating a secure seal for testing. Unlike capped fuel tank adapters that attach outside the fuel neck, the STAR Capless Fuel Neck Adapter slips through the double doors and securely seals with a twist. It works with virtually any leak detection device to perform EVAP system tests, especially pressure/vacuum decay and smoke leak testing (see 18-second demo: http://www.vacutec.com/capless/). It integrates seamlessly with smoke machines featuring STAR EnviroTech’s patented Diagnostic Smoke® leak detection technologies.

Made of high-grade aluminum and other rugged, fuel-resistant substrates to ensure a long-working life, the Capless Fuel Neck Adapter is backed by an unconditional five-year warranty. It is winner of several prestigious automotive industry awards for its innovative ease-of-use and quality construction.

STAR EnviroTech, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., develops industry standard technologies for leak testing in fuel evaporative (EVAP), vacuum/induction, turbo and other vehicle and non-vehicle systems. Amongst the company's 22 patents, it is the only contaminant-free smoke dye (UltraTraceUV®) approved by automakers, worldwide.

STAR doesn’t sell to end-users; it licenses its technologies to the largest tool manufacturers and distributors worldwide. Available in 125 countries, its technologies are inside 100% of internationally OEM-mandated EVAP smoke machines and are recommended or required by virtually every major automaker. More smoke machines with STAR technology have been sold around the world than all competing products combined.

STAR Technologies are trusted and chosen by the automotive, industrial, marine and aviation industries, including the Canadian Air Force and the U.S. Military.

For more information on STAR EnviroTech, go to http://www.StarEnviroTech.com.

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