Yes, you can. Fill until the pump clicks off, then pull the nozzle out of the restrictor and flow the fuel VERY slowly until you can see clear fuel in the neck. This can be difficult on some pumps, but it can be done.That’s why fueling up is problematic in this model. You CAN’T see the fuel level like you can in a Mark 4.
I do it all the time in our Passat (with the OEM nozzle guard), the wife gets pissed waiting in the car, "why does it take you 20 minutes to fill the car?"That’s why fueling up is problematic in this model. You CAN’T see the fuel level like you can in a Mark 4.
Definitely keep those bits handy in case your HPFP fails and you need take it back to VW for the extended warranty. If they find it removed they would likely deny any warranty coverage.I removed the plastic neck filler with snap ring pliers. Only takes a minute and can be reinserted if needed. Makes fueling and adding cetane boost a little easier. You’ll also be able to fit the older large diesel pump nozzles.
Irving stations will always have a handle for automotive fills. I've also had good success with Esso in the Maritimes.I was in Nova Scotia and had to get fuel at a place that only had the huge truck nozzles. I’m very happy that I carry a VW plastic adapter so I could fill up.