Ever had something too big to go into the hole?

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    Only happens to me at Tesco, Esso, BP and Shell I've had no trouble :confused:
     
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    Which is why I used to use them for filling the Citroen Xm. Latch the nozzle full on and let it fill. It's the only car I've had that could accept the larger nozzle at full speed withour cutting out or spilling.
     
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    It was not clear to me if the OP was able to insert the nozzle into the tank hole at all. The big nozzles do not enter at all into the tank pipe. Rotating does not help in that case.

    If the nozzle did fit into the hole, then rotating may help. Some nozzles are sensitive but instead of spending 30 minutes finding a better nozzle, if it did fit in, I would have filled the car slowly instead of spending that time searching for a better nozzle.

    These days high sulphur diesel is not available (last time I was in Spain they still had it but I doubt they would now). These days the large nozzles are only for big lorries.

    Perhaps the OP can clarify the case a bit (or was it clear for others)?
     
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    At that Tesco there isn't a dedicated HGV pump AFAIK

    I've filled up there many times and i visit it every day even if i'm not buying fuel, seems strange
     
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    He couldn't get it in the 'ole..
     
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    the safety stops you putting diesel into unleaded cars not the other way around. diesel is a larger hole..
     
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    Most new cars have that design anyway don't they?? I know you can't put a petrol nozzle in a modern BMW diesel.
     
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    actually just realised they must have been HGV pumps as to have the extra large nozzle they have extra large pipes which attach to extra large outputs on HGV only pumps!
     
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    From the testimonials..
    "Having fitted a Misfuelling prevention Device after my wife filling up my brand new A3 i can testify its a money saver....she blames being pregnant." Simon


    Maybe she wishes she'd installed one now..
     
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    Really. How does that device work, or is it the same device fitted c/o BMW.?
     
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    its like the link above.. if a nozzle of any other diameter than diesel, smaller or larger, the hole doesnt open and so you cant fill.. reminds me a bit of a plug socket, only once the earth pin has been inserted do the covers over live/neutral allow you to enter the rest of the plug.. quite clever really..
     
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