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#1 NigelH

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 02:32 PM

I am having trouble refuelling my Mk 7 Fiesta. If I follow the instructions and insert the nozzle up to the first notch, the pump delivers about an egg cup full of petrol before cutting out. I have tried putting the nozzle in by various amounts and at various angles and have tried different pumps and filling stations, but to no avail. The last attempt took 11 minutes to get 8 litres. Is there a secret technique that I have yet to master? Any help would be much appreciated - it's driving me nuts.

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#2 Jamiemc88

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:13 PM

god im the same! fiddly as feck. takes a good few attempts to get it going

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:25 PM

Took me a minute or two to suss it :)

Push the nozzle in, then you have to move the nozzle so that end is raised inside, if that makes sense (so you're pushing down on the handle to lift the other end)

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 04:48 PM

This is odd, with mine I just push it in, the nozzle meets a bit of resistance at first then there's a "ptoosh!" as the inner cap disengages and I push it all the way in.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:56 PM

This is odd, with mine I just push it in, the nozzle meets a bit of resistance at first then there's a "ptoosh!" as the inner cap disengages and I push it all the way in.


Mine seems to be the same as this, but tilt it a bit to the side, otherwise the pump will click on and off because of the fuel splashback I was told.

When I first got mine, I must've wasted about a litre of diesel on the forecourt ground, I came home stining of diesel, lol, it was just so blinkin' hard to fuel, I was actually cursing it, and from there on it too took me ages to fill it up, because I kept thinking the same was going to happen, it all dribbling back out, lol, safe to say now though, that I think I've mastered it, and all goes a bit quicker and more effectively, well, there's no pee'd off queues behind me, lol.

You'll get the hang of it! :)

#6 NigelH

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:15 PM

Thanks for the replies - I'll see how I get on the next time. Maybe there is something to be said for electric cars after all!

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:39 PM

I've not had a problem with mine at all.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:15 PM

I turn the handle of the nozzle to the right and that seems to work, glad to know it's not just me!

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:18 PM

I've not had a problem with mine at all.


I agree with you Amy; just shove the nozzle in and press the button--hey presto, it fills with petrol! ;)

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:20 PM

I agree with you Amy; just shove the nozzle in and press the button--hey presto, it fills with petrol! ;)



Smarty pants Amy and John!

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:14 PM

Smarty pants Amy and John!


Ahem! And MEE! :P

Is there a difference with filling between diesel and petrol?

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:15 PM

Ahem! And MEE! :P


Ok and you too!!!!

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:17 PM

No problems with mine either. Had a few issues with overspill the first time, but as long as you leave the pump in for 10 seconds to drain out then jobs a goodun

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:23 PM

This might call for another topic. "Can fuel/Can't fuel" :lol:

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:24 PM

I've only refuled once. Mine cut out a few times too and I had to jiggle it about a bit.

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