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Old November 9th, 2017, 08:24   #1
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I know that the Golf Mk7’s fuel opening is made so gasoline nozzles won’t fit. But will it take both the narrower car style diesel nozzle and the wider truck nozzle? Sometimes the latter is the only one available.
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Nope. Only the car style nozzle. VW (and we) sell a funnel so you can use a truck nozzle if needed.
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Thanks. Sounds like an essential piece of gear. Car size nozzles are definitely not at many stations.
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They're at all the stations I use in MA, at least so far.
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I can’t say the same for stations in my part of MA.
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Agreed, its tough staying away from the truck stops.

Of all the stations I've traveled to, if one pump has a large nozzle the other doesn't and I just have to move the car.

Not sure if you have Irvings as much as we have them here but I've never been let down with them, knock on wood. Support your local refiner!
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Often there are only truck size nozzles, even at normal service stations.

I prefer Irving fuel. The company is Canada-based btw. Do they refine in Revere?
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Huh, I never have any trouble finding the smaller nozzles. Even when I travel down to Texas each winter and fuel up at truck stops, they always seem to have at least one of the smaller nozzles. The only time I chose to use a big nozzle was when a car was blocking the small one and I didn't feel like waiting for them to move.
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I've only run into one station with the big nozzle this year, and that was at a Mobil in Swanton, VT right before we crossed into Canada. As I'm getting out, the lady inside had already made her way out to point me toward the regular pumps, which had car sized diesel nozzles on each end.

The only time I couldn't fill was when I stopped at a station right here in Delaware that had a gas-size nozzle on their diesel pump.
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Obviously, parts of my state are behind the times.
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I've driven my 2015 Golf from NC to Kansas and never had a problem finding autodiesel pumps. Very shortly after purchasing the car, we did acquire a truck nozzle adapter, but we have used it only once in the 36,000 miles we have had the car.

OTOH - that is one of the BEST things about an ALH ( my NB) - I can take any nozzle anywhere.
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