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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:01 pm 
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everytime i try to fill up my tank,, no matter which gas station i go to,, no matter it's self serve or full serve,,,
the fuel nozzel will click and stop at anytime,
i have to over fill or guesstimate putting $30 in it,,,

what can be the problem, it's annoying,,, anything i can do ?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:34 am 
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Buy a small gas can and fill it, then drive around until it runs out of fuel. This will tell you where empty actually is. Many of these cars go well below the "E" before running out. From absolutely empty these cars hold about 45 liters (10 gallons). If you continue to have fueling problems look inside the wheel well to see if your fill pipe has collapsed causing a tight spot for fuel to back up at.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:38 pm 
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the main hose which leads the fuel into the fuel tank, it seems fine,,,,
what else can i look for?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:34 pm 
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perfect_esl wrote:
the main hose which leads the fuel into the fuel tank, it seems fine,,,,
what else can i look for?

somtimes mine does that, what i do is pull the nozzel out about 2 or 3 inches and then it will take the gas.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:35 pm 
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the fuel filler pipe on these cars takes a sharp bend to fit in the rear wheel house. that causes fast flowing fuel to back up in the tube causing the dispenser nozzle to shut off.

pull the nozzle back a little bit. i actually turn the nozzle to one side when i fuel my wife's mk5 metro. also, operating the dispenser at a lower flow rate not only keeps this from happening as easily, it runs the impeller in the dispenser's flow meter more accurately. mechanical and electromechanical measuring devices are always most accurate in the middle of their operating range.

another thing is that the filler tube has a "burp" circuit in it that lets air get out of the tank as fuel goes in. it helps the filling process run smoother. the angle of flow in the filler tube forces fuel into the burp tube which backs the fuel up. that's why i twist the nozzle to one side. it helps to keep from directing the flow into the tank vent.

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