Hello I seem to be having problems filling my focus 2008 mk2.5 with fuel (petrol) the pump keeps clicking when I fill it up ? like when the tank is full ! it takes ages to fill it and its becoming a real pain !!!!
has anyone else had the same problem ? if so how did they fix it.
The petrol pump's nozzle have a built-in thing that senses when the tank may get full by the way the petrol fumes and pressure in the tank (I'm sure someone will explain this in better technical way) reachs the sensor, something akin to how a blind person is able to fill up a cup without overfilling the cup. Are you aware that a blind person tend to put one finger over the edge of the cup, into the cup, so when filling up, if their finger feels the tea or whatever touchs their finger, they stop pouring.
If you don't put the nozzle in correctly, say at a wrong angle, it is possible for petrol to splash against the wall of the tube or something like that, that can easily send back some liquid or fumes to the sensor, that somehow tricked the nozzel into thinking your tank is getting full. So the trick is, and I agree with artscot79, to move the nozzle around, move it to one side, angle it in a different way, you just keep trying different angles until you got to a point where it will keep filling without clicking stop until tank is nearly full. At this point, you try your best to remember how you hold the nozzle.
Next time you fill up, just hold the nozzle the same way you held it when you first find out it would keep filling without clicking stop all the time.
It's not much different from say, the first time you held a drill, and tried drilling a hole in the wall, but you made a mess of the job, so you learn to try to hold it correctly, hold it at correct angle, and such, the more you learn how to hold it the right way, the more you get used to it, the more it drills the hole better.