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Author Topic: fuelling up tips tricks  (Read 338 times)

Offline regw

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fuelling up tips tricks
« on: July 13, 2019, 08:25:06 PM »
Another non vital but slightly annoying problem.

When I'm filling up with deisel I never seem to find the 'sweet spot' for the nozzle
on the Galaxy and so the nozzle keeps shutting off until I pull it out, reposition it and pull the lever again.
Usually on my vehicles I get to know the best nozzle position and just stick it in
pull the lever and fill er up.

Any cunning wheezes for this procedure?

 
 

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: fuelling up tips tricks
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 10:45:06 PM »
When it clicks off once, pull the nozzle out a bit and fill it up more slowly?
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Offline brianh

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Re: fuelling up tips tricks
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 12:03:04 AM »
With my MK1 the petrol filler neck had a metal flap inside it, which was in the wrong place and made it damn near impossible to get it to fill (you'd get squirts of 5p in at a time). Luckly being a gas conversion it didn't need filling with petrol very often. I used a pair of long nose pliers to pull it out of there and that stopped the problem. Worth a look at least. Or try another pump maybe?

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: fuelling up tips tricks
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2019, 09:40:40 AM »
I found with mine the natural angle of the nozzle caused it to shut off,if I angled handle up slightly so the nozzle angled down a bit it fuelled no problem.

Offline regw

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Re: fuelling up tips tricks
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2019, 04:15:27 PM »
I found with mine the natural angle of the nozzle caused it to shut off,if I angled handle up slightly so the nozzle angled down a bit it fuelled no problem.

OK, ta, will try that

 

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