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#1 Mig2012

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 08:59 PM

I have just brought a Ford Focus Zetec 2011 which has the capless fuel system. I've looked online & it says the flaps should only open when the correct fuel nozzle is used but I can push the flap open with my fingers?

Is this normal or is mine faulty?

I can push open the top flap & then there is a second flap which I can also push open?

Any advice on this would be most appreciated

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:06 PM

It is designed to only open for the correct fuel nozzle so you don't misfuel the car.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:15 PM

I don't understand this either. All I'll say is make sure it's right in when filling. Don't pull out little to "get a bit more in" as I did. I pulled out slightly pulled on trigger not holding very tight for it to blow out all over my new trainers jeans soaked and clean car covered think there was at least 5quid petrol everywhere. The staff in the garage we're howling with laughter. When I went in the first thing they said was "capless filler?" So guessing they seen this before lol then they went on to tell me that my clothes would still smell after washing and to wash with nothing else. Then they very kindly got me some wet wipes and disposable seat cover to drive home :)


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:23 PM

You say it's designed to only open for the correct fuel nozzle, but if I can open mine by hand how is that designed to only open for the correct nozzle?

Can anyone else push open their metal flap by hand? I am trying to establish whether mine is faulty.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:25 PM

You can open it by hand yeah, I just meant it will not open for the wrong fuel type pump nozzle.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:27 PM

You can push your finger through the first and second flaps?

If you can do this wouldn't somebody be able to put foreign objects into the tank?

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:28 PM

There is a filter to stop that sort of thing and an anti syphon system in place.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:28 PM

I think If you try sticking a tube in or something then ull find that you can't get to the tank


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:31 PM

The fact that I can manually open these flaps isn't something I should concern myself with then? And is something common with all newer Ford models?

Have not come across this capless fuel system before

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:32 PM

It is on all the new fords now as far as I know.

You should have a funnel which you can push into it if you ever need to top up from a can.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:37 PM

Haven't seen a funnel, unless it is in the boot.

I may stop in at my local ford dealer to put my mind at ease re this capless system. I was just a bit surprising that the fuel door didn't lock, there was no cap and the flaps that are there can be pushed open. It just didn't seem right to me

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:38 PM

My fiesta was and my focus is the same.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:40 PM

Thanks, at least mines not the only one then

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 10:00 PM

the funnel is under the boot lining with the spare wheel kit.



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 10:10 PM

The easyfuel system uses more than just a couple of flaps, the whole system must be engaged with a nozzle before the filler pipe is open.

 

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You should have one of these nozzles somewhere in the boot (usually near the jack).

 

Diesel-

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Petrol (2 versions)-

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