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Fuel tank taking ages to fill what could it be?

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Just been and put petrol in the car only its taken me ages to put £10 in!
The pump nozzle kept clicking and the only way I could put the petrol in was very very slowly,noticed it last time I filled up but thought it was the pump itself,now I know its not!

What could the problem be?
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
That happened to me the other day but that was because I had the hose on full stretch to reach the other aide of car. You didn't have a little kink in the hose cable at all?
#2
Hm, there was a pump at a Morrisons back where I used to live that did the "if you press on it too far it just clicks and snaps back" thing. Took ages to fill up as you had to get it before the point of it clicking. Had this a couple of times elsewhere.

Are you sure it's not the pump, how many times have you tried?
#3
I used tescos the other day and it did it,used a different garage today,its so annoying,told hubby and he said it done it to him when he drove the car to london and had to fill up
#4
XtremeDJW
That happened to me the other day but that was because I had the hose on full stretch to reach the other aide of car. You didn't have a little kink in the hose cable at all?
no luckily i didnt have to drag the hose over the car
#5
happened to me a lot with one of my other cars ... was beause i hadnt lifted the hose high enough...found that if i pulled up the hose bit near the metal thingy it went in better.
#6
It would usually be a dodgy pump. It happens to me if i go to Sainsburys for petrol. Try a different station and make sure that some air can get in when you're filling up so have the pump loosely connected to the tank, that often helps
#7
might have to try wriggling it around next time when there isnt a great big queue of irate drivers waiting ages for me to put a poxy tenner in the tank lol

Was gonna fill it up but gave up after that took soooooo long
#8
TGB;2586486
Hm, there was a pump at a Morrisons back where I used to live that did the "if you press on it too far it just clicks and snaps back" thing. Took ages to fill up as you had to get it before the point of it clicking. Had this a couple of times elsewhere.

Are you sure it's not the pump, how many times have you tried?


This happened to me the other day - probably just a faulty pump
#9
Hhhhmmmm maybe there are lots of faulty snap clicking pumps about then,have never noticed it when filling the other cars only this one :(
#10
im pretty sure this is a safety feature so that you dont keep pumping fuel into your car once its full. i think the pump can measure pressure and decides when the tank is full and stops the flow (clicks off). obviously sometimes its wrong and keeps clicking off, i found that in this situation you had to move the nozel into a different position. either further in or out or maybe tilt it in a different direction.

does that make any sense?
#11
guerilla
im pretty sure this is a safety feature so that you dont keep pumping fuel into your car once its full. i think the pump can measure pressure and decides when the tank is full and stops the flow (clicks off). obviously sometimes its wrong and keeps clicking off, i found that in this situation you had to move the nozel into a different position. either further in or out or maybe tilt it in a different direction.

does that make any sense?

yeah,my tank certainly wasnt full far from it lol but will try wiggling it next time I am brave enough to hold up the petrol station for ages
#12
Doubt it is a faulty pump as the computer in the service station would recognise it as such. It is probably caused by not inserting the nozzle in the filler correctly. I have found that the pump switches off if the nozzle senses a bouncing off the fuel pipe in my car.
#13
Good on you! :-D
#14
i had one car this happened to every time i filled up...im sure guerilla is right in what he says
#15
Can ui just ask something else ....why do so many people not realise that you can fill your car up at any pump irrispective of the side which the filler cap is ....I mean i constantly see people queueing when theres a free pump available all cause their cars filler is on the opposite side to the pump which is free........SPREAD THE WORD please :prop:
#16
But that means stretching the nozzle!!
#17
but then we all get served quicker cause we can actually get onto the forecourt ,,rather than it being blocked with people all waiting for a pump in their right only ..
#18
Thats up to them :p
#19
it does that sometimes when u got a air lock in the pump or tank they stations proberly do something to the pump to keep on doing it so u pay for the air aswell to get more money
#20
i dont agree , i think its another example of stupid people in our society :thumbsup:
#21
alnbowes
Can ui just ask something else ....why do so many people not realise that you can fill your car up at any pump irrispective of the side which the filler cap is ....I mean i constantly see people queueing when theres a free pump available all cause their cars filler is on the opposite side to the pump which is free........SPREAD THE WORD please :prop:


Actually I can't as in my local garage the nossel doesn't streach far enough belive me I've tried
banned#22
alnbowes;2586594
Can ui just ask something else ....why do so many people not realise that you can fill your car up at any pump irrispective of the side which the filler cap is ....I mean i constantly see people queueing when theres a free pump available all cause their cars filler is on the opposite side to the pump which is free........SPREAD THE WORD please :prop:

This isnt true at all garages. The Total one near me has very short hoses so would certainly not reach.
#23
csiman
This isnt true at all garages. The Total one near me has very short hoses so would certainly not reach.


I mean in the ones you can then.....there are some forecourts where its like a firemans hose and they still park about 3 foot away anyway .......you all know the people im talking about .....the ones who then hold you up again when your in the queue to pay cos they havnt even got their card out ready when its their turn
#24
an another thing about queues , If people all get paid through a bank now , what the necesssity in older people still queueing outside the post office for an hour before it opens , then complain theres no money for heating ... no wonder theyre cold......
#25
another queue , dinner time , people who dont work shouldnt be allowed to use banks and shops in dinner hours , or should have their own queue so thaty people like me with 1/2 an hour can actually be served instead of layabouts with all day to do what they want
#26
Mardyass
Hhhhmmmm maybe there are lots of faulty snap clicking pumps about then,have never noticed it when filling the other cars only this one :(


Have you always had this problem with your mgf? I had this problem when i first got mine. Apparently theres a technique. When you insert the nozzle you have to then rotate it 90 degrees (either way) and this solves the problem of the snap clicking.:thumbsup:

HTH:)
#27
Car dependent, as the above post, some cars like it to be rotated, or angled, in an unusual way. It can also be a faulty pump. All that is happening is that back flow from the tank is cutting off the supply, it is a safety trip. However, since your tank is not full, it is caused by you aiming the nozzle at something which reflects your flow back the way it came.

The mk1 punto is imfamous for this - but some people go their whole ownerships without ever having a problem.
#28
Mardyass
Just been and put petrol in the car only its taken me ages to put £10 in!
The pump nozzle kept clicking and the only way I could put the petrol in was very very slowly,noticed it last time I filled up but thought it was the pump itself,now I know its not!

What could the problem be?


I had this problem on a Ford Escort years ago. It was so bad that I used to fill up on Sunday mornings at 6am when nobody else was around.
It was something to do with the fuel limiting vent valve sticking (nothing to do with any nozzle alignment on mine) the cure was something expensive like having the tank changed but I persevered with the Sunday morning fill ups until I could trade it in?
#29
Sorry, I missed that out . Mechanical failure with your tank if the vapour exit vent (remember, you're filling up space originally taken up by air, which now is displaced and must exit) is blocked or damaged. It's rare though, but usually the first thing people check.
#30
mgfgirl
Have you always had this problem with your mgf? I had this problem when i first got mine. Apparently theres a technique. When you insert the nozzle you have to then rotate it 90 degrees (either way) and this solves the problem of the snap clicking.:thumbsup:

HTH:)


Try this first.
Good post.
:thumbsup:
#31
mgfgirl
Have you always had this problem with your mgf? I had this problem when i first got mine. Apparently theres a technique. When you insert the nozzle you have to then rotate it 90 degrees (either way) and this solves the problem of the snap clicking.:thumbsup:

HTH:)
ahhhhhh might be a mgf thing then as it doesnt happen with my other cars:thumbsup:
#32
Sometimes as well, it can help by pulling the nozzle out slightly, as it can create a lock on the pipe, pull out very slightly to let some air in :thumbsup:
#33
i have a punt and i get the clicking - but only at a certain pump :|
#34
hole in the bottom of your tank ?
#35
I have never had a clicking problem filling up my 205. Usually the petrol flows out of the tank and down the side of the car before it clicks out!

Was filling up my mum's VW passat once though and it clicked if I tried to get the fuel to come out any rate faster than a drop / second. Needless to say it took an age to fill up then tank. I would have given up but we had a 5p off voucher and wanted to get our money's worth! I assumed it was that particular petrol stand which was faulty. Guess it could be the way you angle the nozzle as it clicked when the nozzle was all the way in, and when it was only half in.
#36
alnbowes
Can ui just ask something else ....why do so many people not realise that you can fill your car up at any pump irrispective of the side which the filler cap is ....I mean i constantly see people queueing when theres a free pump available all cause their cars filler is on the opposite side to the pump which is free........SPREAD THE WORD please :prop:


but i have my fav pump i like to fill at :whistling:
#37
saveuk
but i have my fav pump i like to fill at :whistling:


Really?
#38
dontdothatagain
Really?


:thumbsup: well i used to but supermarket round the corner now cheaper.. :-D but we all know that... so i will have to find a new Fav pump :-D :p
#39
saveuk
:thumbsup: well i used to but supermarket round the corner now cheaper.. :-D but we all know that... so i will have to find a new Fav pump :-D :p


what supermarket and what pump?
#40
dontdothatagain
what supermarket and what pump?



Moriosons and pump 6 :w00t:

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