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Slow Fuelling/strange Noise

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Hello everyone!

Has anyone experience an issue filling there Fords with fuel? my 2010 1.6 TDCI Focus for the last 2 months has become a ball ache to fill up with diesel! I literally have to fill at a snails pace or else the pump just clicks like its full, I've tried 5 different petrol stations of different brands and still the same issue.

I also have a strange noise coming from the back right in the last month (coincidently near the fuel nozzle) when I go over bumps and pot holes I can hear something rattling.

I had my 3 year service last month and reported the issues to Allen ford, they put it down to me refuelling incorrectly even though I've had no issues in 2 and a half years!

and the rattling was a suspension brush which they lubricated to stop the rattle, as soon as I left the garage the rattle began again so there basically useless.

Any thoughts?



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Sounds like a fuel neck filler issue, I have heard of this on the forum before but cant find the link. I think something was replaced in the filler neck under warranty. I would suggest contact your dealer and take them to a station and let them fill up.

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Ive had this a few times myself at some shell and BP garages. What i do is remove the fuel nozzle, place it back in and let it rest under its own load.

I know it sounds like im teaching to suck eggs but i found i was putting undue stress on by pushing on it.

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hi there should be an air vent pipe from the top of the tank to the filling cap. it sounds like its kinked or blocked. as you put fuel into a tank the air has to escape this is done via a vent pipe when the air cannot escape via the pipe it will trigger the shut off in the fuel nozzle. it also works the other way when you use fuel when driving the air is let back into the tank thus stopping the tank from vacuuming and collapsing in on itself.

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Thanks for the opinions lads, I tried taping the cap shur stop any movement just as a test and still got the rattle, just filled up re-inserted the nozzle a few times letting it lay under its own load as John suggested but still no luck :( guess ill have to see the dealer...oh the joy!

Such a strange issue not a single problem in 3 years and this has to start in the last month of paying, typical ay? Haha

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"Tried taping the cap shut to stop" sorry for the lack on punctuation I'm on my phone.

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