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ul9601   
Sat Dec 31 2016, 05:17am
Joined: Dec 14 2014
Member No: #1975
Location: Auckland
Went to fill the tank but realised the fuel flap wouldn't open. I could hear the solenoid trying to open it but still nothing. With someone else pushing the fuel flap open switch, I carefully levered the flap and it popped right open. It turns out a small black spring (bent to 135 degree) fell out from its slot behind the solenoid latch. The spring clipped back in, it works fine now.
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onthecut   
Mon Jan 02 2017, 03:18pm
Joined: Sep 20 2016
Member No: #2793
Location: West Mids
That could leave you in a bit of a pickle if you were low on fuel. Not clear from your description -- is the small spring part of the flap assembly or the solenoid ?

As a matter of interest, is there a manual release lever for the fuel flap somewhere, in the evnt of solenoid failure ?

Mike.
ul9601   
Tue Jan 03 2017, 12:02am
Joined: Dec 14 2014
Member No: #1975
Location: Auckland
onthecut wrote ...

That could leave you in a bit of a pickle if you were low on fuel. Not clear from your description -- is the small spring part of the flap assembly or the solenoid ?

I'll take a photo - it just sits on the rubber boot thingy which surrounds the fuel filler neck.

onthecut wrote ...

As a matter of interest, is there a manual release lever for the fuel flap somewhere, in the evnt of solenoid failure ?

Mike.

I was wondering this myself and looked through the owners' handbook but didn't find anything. I recall CX handbook had an emergency release procedure.

ul9601   
Tue Jan 03 2017, 12:18am
Joined: Dec 14 2014
Member No: #1975
Location: Auckland

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onthecut   
Tue Jan 03 2017, 10:32am
Joined: Sep 20 2016
Member No: #2793
Location: West Mids
That looks like a case of no expense spent rather than no expense spared !



Mike.
 

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