Ford easy fill fuel filler

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  1. etap

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    Just picked up new motorhome with the new ford Diesel engine and it has this new easy fill fuel filler cap, does anyone have any experience of these? Good or bad or other ? As I don't understand why the filler hole has to have a plastic separate nozzle to fill up with diesel, which makes the hole bigger, can understand it the other way round??
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    You just push the pump nozzle into the centre of the cap. The plastic nozzle is only meant to protect the filler tube into the tank if you need to use a portable fuel container. The handbook for my Ford car states:

    "Do not insert the nozzle of portable fuel containers or aftermarket funnels into the capless fuel system. This could damage the fuel system and its' seal and may cause fuel to run into the ground instead of filling the tank."

    "When filling your vehicle's fuel tank from a portable fuel container, use the funnel included with your vehicle"


    "When you insert the correct size fuel nozzle a spring loaded inhibitor will open. This helps to avoid filling up with the incorrect fuel"

    Your Ford owners manual should give further instruction on the correct way to fill and avoid damaging the filler neck.
     
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  3. TG1903

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    I have the Transit Custom panel van and the plastic filler bit is only needed if you need to fill from a diesel container , otherwise the diesel pump just fits as normal.The one thing I would say is after filling allow at least 10 seconds before you remove nozzle otherwise diesel drips out down the side of the van .I am waiting delivery of a Chausson on Ford transit chassis .
     
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    • Don't know if I have a plastic funnel anywhere in the car but putting fuel in from a pump is fairly straight forward. Push the nozzle against the plate covering the filler hole and insert the nozzle. If it isn't in far enough the delivery will shut off automatically. Then as TG1903 suggests, wait about 10secs before removing the nozzle.
     
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    They are great, no more struggling with a filler caps or keys. Open up, fill up, close, pay and go. No key, no messin, nice and quick. Well done Ford.
     
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    I was under the impression from the dealer that with Ford Diesel engine one can only use a diesel pump at a filling station if you insert the plastic tube first, as the diesel pump nozzle is too big to go in the filler tube, is this correct or not?
    Thanks for any replies.
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  7. Shovelheadrob

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    It's as simple as this
    as said the plastic tube is so that you can use a can should the need arise. The only diesel nozzles that may be too large will be some HGV diesel pumps as they are faster fill. HTH
     
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    Is far as Iam concerned the dealer doesn't know what he's talking about ,the diesel nozzle does fit without plastic filler pipe .The Plastic bit is only for filling from a container(Jerry can style).
    P.S My custom panel van is the 2.2 Diesel , same as your motorhome
     
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    Thank you everyone for your help. I will inform the dealer!
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    Trust someone to try and reinvent the wheel (or hole in this case!).
     
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    It's great.. you can't misfuel... Only diesel models will open the thingy if you try and put petrol in it just runs out over the tire.
     
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    They won't like it in Norfolk, farmers and gypsies won't be able to fill from red diesel tanks!:)
     
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    I've got a 2010 ford focus.Went to fill up.put diesel in.came to remove nozzle.No chance:(.After a 30 min struggle.Ended up ripping the top off filler.went to Ford garage.turns out after a few years the plastic gets brittle.To replace it is a big job.according to Ford you have to drop fuel pipe from inside..on speaking to mechanic the plastic bit is shit.But you don't need it.no water can get in & underneath the plastic is a spring loaded metal cap(y).so if anyone has same problem don't worry you can still fill up and no worry of water getting into tank.
     
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    AsI started this issue I can now confirm having filled up our new MH this morning with Diesel, just as has been pointed out the plastic funnel is only for filling your tank from a container, otherwise fill up as normal.
    It is surprising tho. How many people have not heard of these new easy fill caps.
    Thanks everyone your all correct again.
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