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Old March 1st, 2013, 08:51   #1
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Default Misfueling guard

I had some diesel in cans and decided to use it and to get fresh diesel in those cans. Then I ran into the misfueling guard.

I managed to get 5 gallons in with only a little spilling. My old B4 didn't have this problem. Is that guard really a useful advance that prevents misfueling, or is it just BS? How does the thing work anyway? How do you guys fill with cans, or have you given up on that?
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Old March 1st, 2013, 08:59   #2
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Never filled up with cans. I would be worried about water contamination but that is just me.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 09:40   #3
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Just remove the fueling guard. I did and it's a fairly easy process. Here's the thread with details:

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...=364065&page=4
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But keep it handy as it goes back in easily and you may want to put it back before heading to the dealer. A funnel will also work.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 11:35   #5
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Just remove the fueling guard. I did and it's a fairly easy process. Here's the thread with details:

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...=364065&page=4

X2. My Passat did not have one but my new JSW did. First thing I removed (well second, I removed the stupid dealer advertisement badges first)... You can actually see the fuel now when filling up and the nozzle goes in without having to hold your mouth a certain way...
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Old March 1st, 2013, 12:55   #6
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The dealer wanted $22CDN for their bypass adapter.

I went to bmw and bought it for $12CDN (BMW P/N: 16.11.0.440.157).

IT looks like this(not my picture):



I wish vw had designed their misfuel adapter to screw on/off.

I drive in the city and generally fill up when the light goes on. I only plan on using the adapter if I have no other choice if I'm in the middle of nowhere.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 17:23   #7
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No need to remove anything, just manipulate the mechanism with your fingers (10 & 2 i think) and push the flap in. It will stay open until you fill with a regulation size commercial nozzle.
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I have a long black funnel - I think I bought from Wal Mart. It had a narrow tip that I had already cut off. Works perfect - slides right in.
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just manipulate the mechanism with your fingers (10 & 2 i think) and push the flap in
Well I tried, but it defeated me. I assume you mean to push those black things (at 10 and 2) down (toward the tank) and then push the flap open? I could barely get two index fingers in to do that, and the flap was never released. I thought maybe they were supposed to move out rather than down, but they didn't want to go that way.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 08:52   #10
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Well I tried, but it defeated me. I assume you mean to push those black things (at 10 and 2) down (toward the tank) and then push the flap open? I could barely get two index fingers in to do that, and the flap was never released. I thought maybe they were supposed to move out rather than down, but they didn't want to go that way.
It sounds like you're almost there, it is a little tricky but it does work. I think I pushed the tabs in with two fingers on the same hand and then pushed the flap back with my other hand. It is good to know how to do just in case you need fuel and only have access to a smaller nozzle that won't open the flap.
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This one:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/RhinoGear-...unnel/20440553

Cut it off @ the step. Perfect size.
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