WELCOME to the forum, glad to have you here! Are you filling from a can? Put a larger diameter spout on it and increase the size of the air vent in the can. If you're filling it from a pump, I have no suggestions
And I agree, how many times has the barrier caused you to overflow the fill spout with fuel running outside of the tank?, if you can remove all or some of the barrier, then do it, keeping in mind to try and not let any of the barrier fall into the tank, this may cause a blockage eventually, but then most mower tanks have a screen at the outlet.I am going to guess that this is some type of vapor barrier that they have to put in there to comply with some BS EPA reg.......My personal opinion is that you could remove this and not cause any problems but, I have no facts to back this up........I know what I would do but it might cause issues with the mower.......LOL........I would take knife and cut a hole in that white crap large enough to stick a gas can nozzle in it......
Of course I would unsquidly, I was writing a reply as you was writing yours, I agree, with what we have to live with is BS, and this is becoming more obvious with the EV motor vehicles, just wait and see the problems that these will bring.Fred, don't tell me that you would not do the same thing as I would on this problem........LOL......Just because you are an Aussie don't mean that you can't still be a ***.......LOL
I have a dislike for trying to work Ipads and Iphones, I use both for taking photos and transferring to my Desktop, and making phone calls, learnt how to take a screen shot on iphone the other day, but that is as far as that will go, I prefer the Desktop to work with, and recently I upgraded the monitor to a 40" TV screen, and this is great for youtube and out of the blue videos that may appear on news items and facebook.I can barely make a call on my phone, never mind anything else!! Grandkids only come around 2 or three times a year, so I'm out of luck
I'll try to get picture. Although not sure I can figure out how to post it. I need a 12 year old to help