Filling petrol tank....

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Filling petrol tank....

Post by cooldad » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:53 am

Realise this has been mentioned before and it may be a different issue for diesel owners, but have any users of petrol cars yet managed to fill their tank completely?

I haven't actually measured it, but it seems I can get at least 1-2 litres more fuel in after the first 'click' from the nozzle and I've yet to see the filler pipe full to the brim - it would probably take me all day! :o :shock:

Just wondered as we have many more members on here now.....
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Re: Filling petrol tank....

Post by Grumpy1954 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:53 pm

I don't think you're supposed to fill it right to the top of the pipe, they usually have a vent in there to let air in as the fuel goes down, otherwise you'd create a vacuum of sorts. Overfill it and you're likely to just have it spill out of the vent pipe on corners. How many litres can you get it, against the tank capacity ?


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Re: Filling petrol tank....

Post by Scotty_b » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:07 pm

Tried filling to the top of the pipe for about 5 minutes after the first click and gave up.
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Re: Filling petrol tank....

Post by Steel_Blade » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:51 pm

Why? Have you nothing better to do? Can't quite understand this obsession with wanting exactly 48 litres in your tank rather than actually riding round enjoying the car.
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Re: Filling petrol tank....

Post by Scotty_b » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:10 pm

Why not, we're men, we do stuff like this. LOL
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Re: Filling petrol tank....

Post by AlanPilk82 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:15 pm

I'm guilty of wanting it to be at the round pound or at least to the 50p mark and have been known to put a couple of litres in after the first click lol


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Re: Filling petrol tank....

Post by cooldad » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:35 pm

Steel_Blade wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:51 pm
Why? Have you nothing better to do? Can't quite understand this obsession with wanting exactly 48 litres in your tank rather than actually riding round enjoying the car.
No, nothing better to do. You get like that when you're retired ;) ;) ;) However, that also means I have plenty of time to enjoy my car, despite my bottomless tank.....

Anyway, I was just curious as to why., seemingly, it can't be done, whereas on other cars I've owned I've invariably been able to see the top of the petrol level in the filler pipe! As a former 'tekkie' these things bother me and, thus, require an explanation ;) ;)
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Re: Filling petrol tank....

Post by Finston Pickle » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:56 am

I move the nozzle higher after the first shutoff, then give it two more squeezes. The best I have ever seen that way is petrol bubbles.

I once had trouble with an extra long hose on the wrong side of the car and had to put the nozzle in upside down - the petrol flooded out - there's your workaround, Cooldad!
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Re: Filling petrol tank....

Post by morgoth » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:04 am

It's actually really bad idea to overfill your gas tank since it can damage or destroy vapor collection system.


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Re: Filling petrol tank....

Post by AdieMcc » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:21 pm

That’s true. Listen to my mate scotty....

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