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    Filling up your 306

    Here's a weird one for all you 306 owners.

    Does anyone else have a VERY frustrating time filling up the tank on their 306. On our GTi6 it clicks off ALL THE TIME. You therefore have to take it very slowly, so therefore becomes a very tedious and long process.

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    Is it just me ??? eek!

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    There is a precise angle to do it with seemingly little to no margin for error... and then you can fill it up at full blast!

    I'll show you some day!

    Sure you can't get to the cruise?

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    YEL020,

    If ya can make it on Sunday I'll show ya!
    I'll try and descibe the precise angle here...

    Put the nozzle into the filler, and if you're holding it with your right hand, turn your hand anti-clockwise.

    You need to get it so the pipe is at about a 45 degree angle pointing down and to the front of the car.

    Full blast works perfectly then!

    Derek

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    Gotta go to a christening, where Katie and I are going to be godparents, so Sunday is a no go. Although, depending on how long it goes for, I may be able to meet up with you guys later in the day if for a chat etc somewhere as I would like to meet you all.

    And then Adrian and I can talk GTi6's, to get up Brenno's nose !!! tongue approve :p

    Thanks for the tip with the fuel filling. I'm sure I've tried that angle, but who would know.

    <small>[ 26 April 2002, 04:37 PM: Message edited by: YEL020 ]</small>

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    YEL020,

    If you don't have a sticker (either internal OR external now), come pick one up from me at work (Rock Around The Block, Woodville Rd Granville) tomorrow afternoon - gibgib's coming to replish my supplies.

    We can talk refuelling then... although I've only got a lowly 306 XR..

    Derek

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    I used to have lots of problems with my old 306 but the new one seems to be trouble free.

    Deka has got the technique spot on though - I do it now anyway just out of practice.

    I just filled the 306 up last night - $69. The guy at the servo couldnt beleive it. That amount of fuel is usually swallowed by big Jags and Pajero's and stuff.

    =)

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    macquered:


    I just filled the 306 up last night - $69. The guy at the servo couldnt beleive it. That amount of fuel is usually swallowed by big Jags and Pajero's and stuff.

    =)
    Ouch. I'd be careful about running a 306 that low. Low tank levels can play havoc with cat converters, fuel pumps and sensors in modern cars. Keeping above a quarter of a tank is the way to go.

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    $69 of fuel? How much per litre did you pay!? $1.10 or something??

    I've driven from Southport to home (Killara, Sydney) in my car - 890km on one tank... The empty light started coming on at about Gosford on the freeway. I filled it up the next morning and it took 56 litres or something. That'd be $50 or so right?

    The scary one is the XM. It has supposedly an 80 litre tank but we've put 85 and 90 litres in it before. That's what, $80+ ? At least with that much weight in the back the hydropneumatic suspension keeps it level!

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    I find that if you try to put the nozzle all the way in, it'll click off the fuel bowser pretty much all the time.

    The bowser nozzles usually have a little indented bit about 10cm from the tip where you can easily rest it on the lip of the fuel filler hole .. and you can then press the lever full on and not have any cutting out.
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    Yeah, I have had that problem heaps. Ocasionally i get it right. The most I have ever put in my 60l tank is 62l.

    This weekend I managed a full tank run on the freeway. I put 17l in at one point, so got 900kms from 72l, which works out at 8l/100kms. Not bad considering the engines high tune.
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    DeKa, didn't get a chance to shoot over to see you on Sat. Thanks for the offer anyway.

    And I'm glad I'm not the only one that has problems. Makes me feel a bit more normal, although some may say that will never happen...

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    YEL020,

    Good thing you didn't come - gibgib didn't make it with the stickers during the day so he and I met up at midnight at Macquarie Centre so I could get some to take on the cruise!

    There are about 100 stickers all up at work right now though - both internal and external.

    Derek.

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    Having just got my 306, I'm glad to know other people have had this problem. I still can't fill up without adjusting several times though!
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    Rek,

    900kms from 72 litres?!! i don't know why i can only get 500 max from 60.. bugger!

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    What a difference 3 hours makes!!! Tuesday last week I was warned to fill up the Mi16 as my neighbour had seen some servo's changing the signs. Anyway, I went to the movies and filled up afterwards for $1.039 @ the Artarmon Mobil using the 8000 PULP. I was kindly suprised about the economy on that previous tank - as it included the thrash on the Sydney Cruise when the car was full and heavy!!!

    Car took 61 litres on 850kms. I do the test every tank, right up to the top of the filler neck, after following "WHEELS" + "MOTOR"'s lead - if they do it, it must be the most accurate way.
    So, me thinks that equates to 7.17L/100kms, not bad for a 1250kg monster!
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    i get half that out of about 60L eek!

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    Someone has stated the following before and it works.

    Twist the nozzel (along the axis of the pipe coming in) while in the hole toward the front of the car to about 45deg. Thats it. It has worked perfectly every time for me. Cut my fueling stops from 15mins to 5.
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    On the topic of range, just recently I got about 750kms from a 60l tank on the freeway, however last week I only got 490kms around town. A huge difference. I do know the O2 sensor was shorting so hopefully this has something to do with the crappy town economy.
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    I also have a similar issue with my 205 GTi.
    I dont let any petrol station attendants near the fuel cap on my car anymore. One of them put it in wrong and about $2 of fuel came spurting back out and onto the ground.
    grrrrr

    On the 205 you have to hold it at a high angle (ie near vertical) and really shove it down the pipe.
    Then it's full balst and no worries

    Izza

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    Yeah, my 205 is terrible for that.
    Unless you're really careful and fill it really slow, you get 5 litres over the floor or yourself!

    And petrol running down the body takes all the colour out of the plastic wheelarch extensions

    Pump attendants usually only manage to get it three-quarters full b4 they give up.

    But I don't have these problems with my 306, it always fills fine whatever angle the nozzle's at.

    On the fuel consumption topic, my 306GTI6 just did 555km on 53 litres around town. Not that great really. frown

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