Wow. Is that the ONLY way to fill it? Yikes. It reminds me of when you had to push down your spring loaded license plate, which was just about under your rear bumper, to fill your car. And that system seems better! I thought the direct fill was what I call the GO KART type where you can see the back of the plastic gas tank just in front of the engine and there's a little filler neck that comes up. Good job on ordering the Direct Fill!