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#16 Ianb

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:12 PM

Well, I don't have a capless system, but what I recently noticed was that the flap cannot be opened when the car is locked, I'd assume this is the same as the capless system - 'when the car is locked the flap cannot be opened'..

 

However, if someone is inclined to be a sphincter, then I'm sure they could rip the flap open and just open MY cap and mess about, the same as they could do with your capless...

 

I think one of the best systems would be a locking cap, although it's more fiddly etc it just means that if someone opens the flap they still have a lock to pick...

 

But then I guess they just drill a hole in your tank and get it that way :lol:



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#17 damadgeruk

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:12 PM

I can't open either of our two fuel 'flaps' ('58 and '59 diesel Focuses) - really struggled to get fuel in following running dry.



#18 alexp999

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:32 PM

Air gets trapped causing back pressure to trip the nozzles sensor when you let it run dry.

I had the problem on mine, had to get an attendant to give me a hand as I couldn't get it to put any fuel in. The knack seems to be to hold the pump nozzle sideways....


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