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Ade_MK
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:34 am    Post subject: Fuel filling oddity Reply with quote

Hi Everyone

After a busy first few weeks I've filled the car a few times and notice that when the pump cuts off the tank is very rarely completely full, usually about 3/4s to 7/8s.

I tend to monitor fuel consumption by resetting the trip counter for each tank but obviously this inconsistency makes this difficult.

On the plus side even with less fuel in I'm still seeing better mileage per fill that I did with my M3 so I'm very happy there.

But it'd be nice to be able to fill it completely consistently. I've search FAQs etc and couldn't find anything about this but an online search suggested filling with the pump handle twisted through to about 10'o'clock to prevent the early shut off.

I just thought I'd ask here before doing anything daft during my next trip to the petrol station.

Is this just a 911 thing or something peculiar with the 991/me/my local petrol station?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be an over sensitive pump because I’ve never had a problem fully filling the tank on mine. Perhaps try a different filling station?
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Ade_MK
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply. I'll try a different pump next time. I usually always end up at the same one at my local station by chance recently.

If it's the same i'll try a different station and see how i get on. Thumb

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I presume it’s a 4. Pretty common if so.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turn the nozzell upside down and it will fill to the top
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it is a 4.

I'll have a play with the nozzle position when i next fill up then just to be sure...

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