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I got my 1750 GTV out today and gave it a good run for the first time in a while. It's off to the specialist for a few jobs this week, including a tune, so I thought I'd put some fresh super unleaded in it so I know there is plenty of fuel for it all to get properly set up.

The nozzle really doesn't go into the neck very well and I'd forgotten how delicate I have to be with the trigger of the pump not to have it all splash over me!

The tank is new, as is the rubber boot, so the fuel doesn't go anywhere it shouldn't, other than on the floor of the petrol station...

Does anyone have some hints as to how to get the nozzle further into the neck? Can I adjust the angle of the neck or is there a nifty widget which will help me?

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Never really had any problems whatsoever filling any of my three, so difficult for me to make any suggestions.
Is the tank breather clear , and not capped ?
That's the only thing I can think of that might give you this issue,

Steve
 

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Thanks for the reply Steve, where is the breather? I'll certainly check it!

I think the issue is more to do with the angle and size of the unleaded nozzle, I just doesn't go in all that far without touching the bodywork above the filler aperture...
 

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Thanks Steve, I can see the breather and I bet the "overflow" pipe from the rubber boot which sits inside the filler door should connect to it, to allow any spills to go into the tank rather than on the floor...

I'll check it when I'm bleeding the brakes later!
 

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First couple of times I filled my GTV up I had fuel pishing out onto the forecourt floor! Now I make a note of how many litres are going in and release the nozzle handle before it gets too high – something I rarely do with my modern car which shuts off the pump automatically. Perhaps its the angle the nozzle goes in at...
 
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