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Don Gilham
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Hi

Please excuse my ignorance, I have just picked up my 06 plate 2.7D SE, and filled it up prior to my first run out (it was a wonderful drive)

The fuelling system leaves a lot to be desired, and I know will drive me crazy.  There is a ridiculous hard plastic cap that can only be withdrawn using the pump nozzle - is there any viable alternative ?

Also some diesel seems to be pooling in the receptacle.

Any help gratefully received - thanks.

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Hi Don,

Your s type seems remarkably different from mine in respect of filling up the fuel tank.  I click open the cover with the dashboard switch and just unscrew the cap which is quite easy.

I would guess someone has retro fitted your tank cap.

I hope these photo's help.

Regards,

Peter.

 

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Hi Don,

Your s type seems remarkably different from mine in respect of filling up the fuel tank.  I click open the cover with the dashboard switch and just unscrew the cap which is quite easy.

I would guess someone has retro fitted your tank cap.

I hope these photo's help.

Regards,

Peter.

 

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Hi Don,

Your s type seems remarkably different from mine in respect of filling up the fuel tank.  I click open the cover with the dashboard switch and just unscrew the cap which is quite easy.

I would guess someone has retro fitted your tank cap.

I hope these photo's help.

Regards,

Peter.

 

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I've had my S type for 2 years now and never had a problem fuelling up!! 

Post a pic of the flap you can see. 

As for diesel pooling in the receptical, it's probably water not diesel, that's down to the drain tube being blocked.  

It ends by the back wheel and gets covered in crap thrown up by the wheels.  

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I've had my S type for 2 years now and never had a problem fuelling up!! 

Post a pic of the flap you can see. 

As for diesel pooling in the receptical, it's probably water not diesel, that's down to the drain tube being blocked.  

It ends by the back wheel and gets covered in crap thrown up by the wheels.  

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I've had my S type for 2 years now and never had a problem fuelling up!! 

Post a pic of the flap you can see. 

As for diesel pooling in the receptical, it's probably water not diesel, that's down to the drain tube being blocked.  

It ends by the back wheel and gets covered in crap thrown up by the wheels.  

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I've had my S type for 2 years now and never had a problem fuelling up!! 

Post a pic of the flap you can see. 

As for diesel pooling in the receptical, it's probably water not diesel, that's down to the drain tube being blocked.  

It ends by the back wheel and gets covered in crap thrown up by the wheels.  

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Thanks Pete and Andy. 

At least I know it's a retro fit and not some design glitch.  Actually when I think about it, it's obviously a check to make sure the correct fuel is being put it, which in a way is a good thing, having two other cars that are petrol !   .  And looking further (as I sometimes do, but rarely these days) it says "Fuel Sure" embossed in the plastic :withstupid:  So I might keep it in case of an attack of codgerism, but it makes it a bit messy when I come to fill up - but rather mess that problems I s'pose

Thanks for the thought on the liquid Andy - I think it is water with a tad of diluted diesel,  Is there any way to clear the drain tube ?  I had the same problem with a soft-top Z4 once.

(By the way, she's grey, not blue as appears in those pictures of the cap)

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Note to Admin - the posting system appears to have a glitch.  It gave no indication that my latest post (above with pics) had been accepted, but I checked before re-posting, and it had posted successfully.  I see that Pete and  Andy had a similar problem :)

 

 

 

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Note to Admin - the posting system appears to have a glitch.  It gave no indication that my latest post (above with pics) had been accepted, but I checked before re-posting, and it had posted successfully.  I see that Pete and  Andy had a similar problem :)

 

 

 

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