11-20-2011, 05:52 AM
Location: Not In Kansas Any More
Join Date: Dec 2005
Mein Auto: 535i; 428 GC; Twin X1's
My wife has reported this same issue at the diesel station that is closest to our house. She even asked a truck driver to help her and he was stumped, which goes along with another poster's experience.
Originally Posted by yikes98
Bad pump nozzle bent at the top and bottom, from what I don't know
but happens all the time. I notice it more with diesel pumps where a lot of trucks use them. The two release tabs are on the top and bottom for the filler door. Rotate the pump handle 90 degrees and viola...then rotate back. Good to go.
I've noticed that the nozzles here are dented, and I've had to struggle a bit to get them to work at times, and in retrospect the rotating may have done the trick.
But another thing I've noticed is that this station has a coil wrapped around the nozzle; looks like it may be a spring, but maybe it's some sort of vapor recovery line. Anyway, I've noticed that unless I tilt the handle up, this spring-like contraption hangs up and prevents the nozzle itself from adequately "penetrating" the fill pipe.
No now we have two suspects. But maybe it is Major Mustard inthe dining room with a candlestick who is the real culprit!
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