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As you draw into a petrol station in an unfamiliar car, ie, hired, borrowed etc

Have you ever thought,

What side is the filler cap on ??

 

Have a swatch at this !!!

 

From an E-mail i Received:

 

 

I have been driving (legally) for over a decade. One would think I would have noticed the little secret on my dash that was staring me right in the face the whole time. I didn't and I bet you probably haven't either.

 

 

 

Quick question, what side of your car is your petrol tank? If you are anything like me, you probably can't remember right away. My solution is to uncomfortably stick my head out the window, strain my neck and look. If you don't do this in your own car you definetly have done it in a borrowed or rental car. Well ladies and gentlemen, I'm going to share with you my little secret so you will no longer look like Ace Ventura on your way to the petrol station, or put your neck at risk of uncomfort or injury. If you look at your petrol guage, you will see a small icon of a petrol pump. The handle of the petrol pump will extend out on either the left or right side of the pump. If your tank is on the left, the handle will be on the left. If your tank is on the right, the handle will be on the right (see photo below). It is that simple! I don't know how you feel right now but when I found out this morning I felt cheated! Why don't the dealers share such importnant information with car buyers? I don't understand why this isn't in the drivers ed manual? I don't get why any mechanic I have ever been too or know has even thought of mentioning this to me? The only possible explantion can be that all these people probably don't even know! Go out and share the worlds best kept auto secret with your friends as this is information is way too important to be kept secret.

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Its not true ;)

We have had tis on here before

 

My question is WHY DOES IT MATTER?

 

 

The pump nozzle will reach to the other side on ALL cars

:confused:

 

 

I know. It always makes me laugh when there is a pump free but people queue to get another one because the nozzle is on filler side

:slap:

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As you draw into a petrol station in an unfamiliar car, ie, hired, borrowed etc

Have you ever thought,

What side is the filler cap on ??

 

Have a swatch at this !!!

 

From an E-mail i Received:

 

 

I have been driving (legally) for over a decade. One would think I would have noticed the little secret on my dash that was staring me right in the face the whole time. I didn't and I bet you probably haven't either.

 

 

 

Quick question, what side of your car is your petrol tank? If you are anything like me, you probably can't remember right away. My solution is to uncomfortably stick my head out the window, strain my neck and look. If you don't do this in your own car you definetly have done it in a borrowed or rental car. Well ladies and gentlemen, I'm going to share with you my little secret so you will no longer look like Ace Ventura on your way to the petrol station, or put your neck at risk of uncomfort or injury. If you look at your petrol guage, you will see a small icon of a petrol pump. The handle of the petrol pump will extend out on either the left or right side of the pump. If your tank is on the left, the handle will be on the left. If your tank is on the right, the handle will be on the right (see photo below). It is that simple! I don't know how you feel right now but when I found out this morning I felt cheated! Why don't the dealers share such importnant information with car buyers? I don't understand why this isn't in the drivers ed manual? I don't get why any mechanic I have ever been too or know has even thought of mentioning this to me? The only possible explantion can be that all these people probably don't even know! Go out and share the worlds best kept auto secret with your friends as this is information is way too important to be kept secret.

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You obviously don't own a Zed then.........

Handle is on the right, tank is on the left :slap:

 

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that is not what it is saying. The symbol/icon shows the pump and which side the nozzle is on for your petrol filler cap. So it is correct on the zed. I wonder if it is true for all cars???

 

It is incorrect on the zed. Filler cap is on the left and the symbol shows the nozzle on the right.

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It is incorrect on the zed. Filler cap is on the left and the symbol shows the nozzle on the right.

 

it is just confusing how it is phased. it basically means the symbol shows which side of the pump the nozzle should be on when you drive into the petrol station so it will be on the same side as your filler flap.

 

So correct in the zed because you want to drive up to a pump that is orinated in the same way as the symbol so you can fill you into the zed flap which is on the left.

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If your tank is on the left, the handle will be on the left. If your tank is on the right, the handle will be on the right (see photo below). It is that simple!

it is just confusing how it is phased. it basically means the symbol shows which side of the pump the nozzle should be on when you drive into the petrol station so it will be on the same side as your filler flap.

 

So correct in the zed because you want to drive up to a pump that is orinated in the same way as the symbol so you can fill you into the zed flap which is on the left.

It's not confusing its just wrong :rofl:
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Driving 3 cars I do sometimes forget but I just stretch the hose over if I get it wrong......

 

.......although on my Rav-4 there is a little arrow on the fuel guage pointing to the which side the fuel flap is! (But I still sometimes get it wrong :slap: )

 

Richard :D

I have something to say............ It's better to burn out than to fade away..... :tt2:

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Sometimes. It's usually in the Z as the filler cap is on the passenger side. Personally think it's a better side to have it on as you park so the driver's side is not butt up to the pump. Makes for easier access although I sometimes forget it's on the passenger side.

 

My Vectra is on the driver's side. I'm getting a newish Mondeo on Tuesday, not sure what side that one's on. Guess it's the driver's side again.

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I hate people who look at me funny just because I am willing to wait for a pump on the correct side. I don't care if there is a queue, if you want to drag that big dirtyarse hose accross your paintwork then go ahead, but you'll never catch me neglecting my car like that.

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I........................I don't care if there is a queue, if you want to drag that big dirtyarse hose accross your paintwork then go ahead, but you'll never catch me neglecting my car like that.

 

No need - I just pull up with the side of the car as close to the pump as possible, then move forward a couple of feet. I can then run the hose behind the car without it touching the paint-work ;)

 

Richard :smw:

I have something to say............ It's better to burn out than to fade away..... :tt2:

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.......................My Vectra is on the driver's side. I'm getting a newish Mondeo on Tuesday, not sure what side that one's on. Guess it's the driver's side again.

 

Bloody hell Si - you get through more cars than some (French) people get through pants :rofl:

 

Richard ;)

I have something to say............ It's better to burn out than to fade away..... :tt2:

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