Max (hawkida) wrote,
Max
hawkida

Car and fuel question

So I have filled up my car several times now, they have a tendency to drink petrol. I'd had no problems the first few times. Then, a couple of weeks back I had a few passengers and when I tried to fill the car would take a small amount of fuel before the pump cut out as though the tank was full. It did this repeatedly, taking about 70p - £2 of fuel at a time. Eventually, when the cost was what I expected to spend, I stopped. I had tried several different angles of pushing the hose's nose into the fuel tank, don't think I was doing anything different. I wondered if the car might be at a weird "laden" angle with all the passengers and asked them to get out, to no avail. So I put it down to a dodgy pump.

Today I just went and fuelled up at that same station, but a totally different pump and it's doing exactly the same thing. So, either my car's got something weirdly wrong with it, or I'm doing something stupid. My bet's on the latter. Any clues what it might be, anyone?
Tags: car, confusing, petrol
Subscribe

  • Washing

    I've done the washing. All of it. And most of it's dry. We'll forego the question of ironing. I don't do ironing. Not unless I really, really have…

  • (no subject)

    What have I acheived today? Well, I did some washing. And yeah, that's pretty much it. Been a bit of a slothful day, really. But I deserve it after…

  • Quiet

    It's quiet right now and I'm feeling pleased with myself. I've tidied the living room (and boy, did it need it) and done twenty minutes on the rowing…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 15 comments

  • Washing

    I've done the washing. All of it. And most of it's dry. We'll forego the question of ironing. I don't do ironing. Not unless I really, really have…

  • (no subject)

    What have I acheived today? Well, I did some washing. And yeah, that's pretty much it. Been a bit of a slothful day, really. But I deserve it after…

  • Quiet

    It's quiet right now and I'm feeling pleased with myself. I've tidied the living room (and boy, did it need it) and done twenty minutes on the rowing…