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Putting Fuel in!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by dickys3, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator
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    When I try to put fuel in, the pump is forever clicking and shutting off!

    I've tried 3 different garages now and they are all doing it so I don't think its the pump!

    Anyone else have this problem?
     
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  3. The Slug

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    Yes we have the same thing on our beauty, stealers said no problems, but i have noticed compared to the 8L model it doesnt do it, anyone else shed any light??
     
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    mine doesn't do it...3dr old style grill.

    I used to have this issue with an old Rover (shut it!) I had. I got around the issue in the end by putting the handle in upside down, i.e. trigger towards the sky. Not ideal but it might alleviate your frustration.
     
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    This is a known problem, not just with the A3. I've seen it mentioned in other forums. It is easily avoided by holding the handle sideways.
     
  6. RobB

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    I sometimes get this problem on my SB, even from empty. I don't put the nozzle in all the way for about the first 10 litres to avoid the clicking and then it sorts itself out.
     
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    Mines OK - Lexus IS is well known for this as well, you would think they would think about it when the are designing the thing.
     
  8. jonnye

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    yea all the time had to just press the trigger in about 75% to stop it
     
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    Thought you soot chuckers didnt need to fill up that often so why is it a problem!!!!!...
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    My original 03 model 2.0FSI was a pig to fuel, my later 05 2.0T has a totally different neck when you look into it, absolutely no problem at all, any pump, any fuel station, it clicks off once, when its full
     
  11. dik

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    i always have to keep the nozzle out nearly half way on the s3 otherwise it clicks away merrily.
     
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    And with these various petrol engined cars you have to fill them up so much more often than us diesel guys so it must be a real problem....... - sorry but that one is for 911SC !
     
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    And with these various petrol engined cars you have to fill them up so much more often than us diesel guys so it must be a real problem....... - sorry but that one is for 911SC !

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    Today got from Leicestershire to about 50 miles from where I live via Dover on one tank, averaged about 80/100mph all the way and the DIS says average 50.1mpg...

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    yep, your right, but I am not complaining.... Just as well since the s4 needs refreshing every 300 miles or so....!!!!!
     

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