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Old 11-18-2012, 09:16 PM
edpm3 edpm3 is offline
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I occasionally run into fueling stations that have the incorrect nozzle on their diesel pump. The incorrect ones are always the size of an unleaded gasoline nozzle. This sized nozzle is too small to push both of the detents in the fuel filler neck at the same time, so the misfueling prevention tab is not released. What always works for me is to whip out my trusty pocket knife, insert the nozzle and press it against the detent on one side of the neck, and use the knife blade to push the detent on the opposite side of the neck. The tab pops open and the nozzle goes all the way in. You could use a screwdriver or any long thin device, but I always have my pocket knife with me so that's what I use. With a little practice it's quick and easy, but not as easy as the stations putting the correct nozzles on in the first place.
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