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#1 andrews65

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:08 PM

Hi, I've got about a week's warranty left on an 08 five door focus zetec (petrol) I bought in October last year.

There's no petrol cap, which the dealer tells me is correct. The flap is there, but open the flap (there's no lock) and you just see the opening for the pump to go in - no petrol cap. I've attached a pic.

Can anyone tell me if this is correct, or is the dealer spinning me a yarn?

thanks in advance ... Andrew.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:10 PM

That is correct its part of the Ford Easy Fuel System

The flap will lock with central locking

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:19 PM

Yep the fiestas are the same.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 07:28 PM

No thats how it should be. Dont be worried because the inner flap that the fuel nozzle pushes open can only be opened by it or another pipe of the same diameter, you cannot push it open with your finger. One point i will make which might be irrelevant is that should you run out of fuel an go to refill from a can make sure the nozzle is as long as those at the pumps, otherwise it will end up going out the overflow pipe and onto the ground.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:27 PM

No thats how it should be. Dont be worried because the inner flap that the fuel nozzle pushes open can only be opened by it or another pipe of the same diameter, you cannot push it open with your finger. One point i will make which might be irrelevant is that should you run out of fuel an go to refill from a can make sure the nozzle is as long as those at the pumps, otherwise it will end up going out the overflow pipe and onto the ground.


i decided to put some millers additive in and it just poured out, well pee'd off. i personally think its a stupid design. imagine if you have run out of fuel and the jerry can's spout/pipe/hose isnt long enough...

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:35 PM

Hi, originally the car would have been supplied with a funnel the correct size to fit whatever fuel the car runs on. As only the correct nozzle will fit it can save quite a packet by preventing misfueling http://www.autocar.c...ums/t/6864.aspx In my opinion it is a !Removed! well executed design which does work as you found out...
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:52 PM

Yea i found that too when puttin in some additive that it ended up on the ground. One way round it is to insert the nozzle of the jerry can and then push a short length of garden hose through it and then pour in your additive

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 01:24 PM

someone on ebay recently sold a piece of pipe to help you in the jerry can issues but i got outbid. i wonderhow much it costs new from Ford? might have to visit them on the way home...

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 02:18 PM

Are you sure you havent got the correct spout that should have come with the car in the spare wheel well?

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:33 PM

well i didnt get one anyway. Was lucky to get the spare wheel lol

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:13 PM

well i didnt get one anyway. Was lucky to get the spare wheel lol


mine came inside a zip lock bag and it was in the glove box mate, not trying to make you feel bad or anything

just ask your local dealer for one next time your in their :)

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:18 PM

nope def dont have it. See when i bought the car it was supposed to come with a little air pump and tyre sealant that you pump into it when you got a flat, but didnt so instead they gave me a space saver wheel

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:01 AM

My other half's car has a little funnel for the job.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:56 AM

found this under the spare wheel, what is it?




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Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:31 PM

i havent got one under the spare wheel, my local Ford dealer said approx 5 for one.

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