LMFAO... thanks for this. It was fu4king my right off
Lukcy for me I realised the slot was there straight away because I couldn't believe you were supposed to dangle it!
What I do find is that when filling up with diesel I have to do it REALLY slowly otherwise the pump keeps clicking off, does my head in!
The reason UK pump nozzles don't have (or at least they are not supposed to have) the little clips that america has for example which let you leave the pump running without you holding on to the nozzle is that it prevents static discharge.
If in America (and there are a few clips on youtube of this happening) you set the pump running, have a walk around the forecourt and build up some static (or the car builds up static due to the fuel being poured in or whatever) then come back and touch the nozzle handle there could be a spark. Whereas the UK nozzle design forces you to to hold onto the lever which guarantees that a potential difference can't build up between you, the nozzle or the car and so much reduces the risk of a spark / fire. In other words its like that for a reason...
More relevant to petrol fillups than diesel right enough!
so how many of us OCD sufferers have a microfibre cloth to wipe off the excess petrol that drips from the cap and filling?
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Whacky pre-occupation with the detail yet SO useful - is this not what Forums are for? Classic Audi Anorakasia, perfick.
I've been driving A3 8Ps for 9 years now (on my third) and I've always just let it dangle
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That's really weird.... my hinge is quite thick (approx 5mm at elast) and the gap on the cap is way too thin...
It's a neat fit.
It took me a second as I got the angle slightly wrong first time - did you definitely try to along the right two notches? If you try to go across rather than along one side they don't line up properly.
I make my passenger get out and hold it while i fill up
the connecting strap broke on mine! guess how much from the dealer? £34 excluding VAT. So I said Id live with it.
I've just had a play, and discovered that mine does the same as yours. It will fit on the hinge, but only one slot and at an angle. It saves the paintwork on the flap door, though. Result.
Thirty four long weeks down...Now it's here !
Good design is supposed to solve problems for people and be intuitive for the user.
This is none of those things lol.
The cap on the hinge isn't the offical AUDI way though, but it works better than the method in the handbook which is a bit odd as they expect you to hang it over the exterior painted part of the fuel flap!
There's a challenge for the OCD. Do you do it the way that is better or do you follow the manual ?
This whole post is amazing hahaha
I must be a right muppet because I can not get it to rest on the hinge! I'll try the 1 slot idea now.
Got it. Happy days. One slot works for me. Cheers guys!
If it doesn't fit on your hinge just spin the cap round there are 3 or 4 slots in it. One of them will fit.
Another way to do it without having to fiddle around with anything is to put the nozzle in and then just rest the cap on top of the nozzle. Easy.
this is awesome, i bet the women in the asda booth will have a fit when i try this A, cause im filling my car without holding the pump and B, Im going to take a pic lol
I've been messing with mine earlier - pumping £80 worth of diesel into the tank really takes a while
The cap doesn't go on with every combination of slots - they must be cut in a rectangle, if you will... if it doesn't work, turn the cap 90 degrees and try again, and it's a bit of a tight fit.
I feel mildly retarded after filling up my car probably 250+ times and always thinking that the Germans managed to get so many pieces of "attention to detail" all in one car, but then failed to address something so simple (by leaving it dangling)
Who'd have thought that the instruction manual could be so useful
Not as retarded as I felt, I've been holding mine between my arse cheeks rather than scratch the paint work
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i havent got a cap on my daughters A3
on the a4 i let it dangle on