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Graham Llewellyn
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Hi Graham,

It sounds like your misfuelling prevention device has tripped. There should be a yellow plastic reset lever in the battery compartment, instructions to use it are in the owner’s manual, but it’s really “insert, twist, remove”.

Cheers,

Jon

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I had the same problem - the pump kept stopping. A friend found the answer…….in the boot, under the floor there is a yellow plastic gadget that you insert in the filler tube and you can release a “stop mechanism”. This system operates when you have filled up with some sort of contaminated fuel.

Hope this helps.

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Petrol and diesel pumps are different diameters. The flap is deployed automatically if you put a petrol pump into the diesel filler. As others have already said it is a simple fix using the yellow plastc tool stored on the battery.

When you look down the filler there should be nothing much to see. If you see a bright yellow piece of plastic with the symbol of a manual on it you need to reset it.

This video is on a Land Rover Disco but it is identical

 

 

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That's interesting - is the prevention device (in the filler pipe) as easy to see as it is on the Land Rover? I've had the same problem - fuel filler cutting off and taking ages to fill the last couple of times I've filled up but couldn't think why. In fact I got to £50 and gave up.

I knew about the yellow prevention thing and I have the tool in the boot. In fact I've stuck some Velcro to the tool and stuck it to the side of the battery in case I ever needed it, but as I've never put the wrong nozzle in I dismissed that as being the problem - and I couldn't see anything in the filler pipe. I didn't really look very deeply, only had a glance but I'm sure there was nothing showing, but I could be wrong. 

It's just occurred to me that I had the filler door hinge replaced a few weeks ago, so it might be that he did something that tripped the safety device when changing the hinge. Thinking about it, the first time I had the problem would have been the first time I've filled it up since the door hinge was replaced. 

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6 hours ago, Coolcity said:

That's interesting - is the prevention device (in the filler pipe) as easy to see as it is on the Land Rover? I've had the same problem - fuel filler cutting off and taking ages to fill the last couple of times I've filled up but couldn't think why. In fact I got to £50 and gave up.

I knew about the yellow prevention thing and I have the tool in the boot. In fact I've stuck some Velcro to the tool and stuck it to the side of the battery in case I ever needed it, but as I've never put the wrong nozzle in I dismissed that as being the problem - and I couldn't see anything in the filler pipe. I didn't really look very deeply, only had a glance but I'm sure there was nothing showing, but I could be wrong. 

It's just occurred to me that I had the filler door hinge replaced a few weeks ago, so it might be that he did something that tripped the safety device when changing the hinge. Thinking about it, the first time I had the problem would have been the first time I've filled it up since the door hinge was replaced. 

Hi

The photos are from my 2013 XF Sportbrake, so yes it is really easy to see. In  my case it was like that when I picked it up from the dealer at purchase. Whilst arranging to take it back for them to sort I found the way to sort it on the Internet.

Kind regards

John

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