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Easto
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject: Filling up - argh! Reply with quote

Does anyone else have an issue filling the car up.
Might just be tesco pimps but holy smoke I called it a day and was only 3/4 full.
Constantly cutting it.
Must be a knack to it I've not fathomed yet!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Filling up - argh! Reply with quote

Easto wrote:
....Might just be tesco pimps....


I find those Tesco pimps a problem at times, try the Shell pimps, they're more accommodating. Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine never has problems with my local Tesco Momentum pumps.

I have had probs with some pumps in the past, my guess is that the flow rate on that particular station/pump is too high, causing it to cut out.

I assume you have tried withdrawing nozzle slightly? Having nozzle upside down (trigger on top)?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0801/3855/products/Pimp-1_grande.jpg?v=1496852335
What your "pimp " look like??
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it knocks off, pull the pimp out slightly. Relieves some of the back pressure that knocks it off.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Filling up - argh! Reply with quote

Martian wrote:
Easto wrote:
....Might just be tesco pimps....


I find those Tesco pimps a problem at times, try the Shell pimps, they're more accommodating. Very Happy


Grin

Tried all these methods apart from upside down...
shell pimps are finer for sure... Wink but typically you pay for that quality 😀
And it's miles away
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

give the nozzle a few solid taps that should work. If not go home and repeat somewhere private it might not get the car filled up but you will feel less stressed afterwards if nothing else Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monkeynutz wrote:
give the nozzle a few solid taps that should work. If not go home and repeat somewhere private it might not get the car filled up but you will feel less stressed afterwards if nothing else Wink


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No issues for me on the Shell pimps, I'd start looking at the interface between the pump and the car. Perhaps ask a lady passer by to assist.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its your car trying to tell you not to put that nasty supermarket stuff in it Grin Grin like a baby when it doesn't like the food. Go give the poor thing some proper vmax and stop being a tight ass Floor the car will reward you for it a happy car is a fast car and leave Tesco to sell Food. Grin Grin
PS you wont have a problem with pimps if you pay the right money Very Happy Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=119752&sid=12cf6efc6f1d44670d5ab99c9c9820a1

Some more chat about this issue.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Cayman suffers from this, took a while to get used to it. 90% of my fuel comes from Shell, they even have a new digital button system at my local....

Same issue, I have to cadence tap the max fuel speed button as the slow speed does nothing.

This happens at all pumps no matter what method I utilise. Found some stuff about it on the American Cayman forum.

On normal pumps I just depress the trigger gently and dispense the fuel slowly.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long as the pump is upside down you should be fine.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nigel99 wrote:
No issues for me on the Shell pimps, I'd start looking at the interface between the pump and the car. Perhaps ask a lady passer by to assist.


Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same issue ,on the 911.... everytime , no matter what pimp i use ....!

Im used to it now ....

My Cayman hasnt had this issue though strangely enough
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found the pump cutting out issue regardless of the filling station, it seems to be a Porsche thing! My Boxster did it and now my 997, thankfully, it's easily solved by doing the upside down pump trick. Once it does cut off do not be tempted to try adding any more fuel...your shoes will suffer, I found out the hard way! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Upside down trick usually works. A chap who had a Balmoral Green Range Rover gave me that tip Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use mainly Tesco and sometimes Shell, never had an issue fills up without ever cutting out must be lucky I guess 😁
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nigel99 wrote:
No issues for me on the Shell pimps, I'd start looking at the interface between the pump and the car. Perhaps ask a lady passer by to assist.


LOL that made me chuckle Grin
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