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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:51 pm 
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thinking about getting gas on the ef and was wondering if anyone has located the gas filler is a great spot or done an alternative mounting idea?? i hate those big chrome doors or fitting it in next to the petrol filler....

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:56 pm 
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You could think about behind the numberplate... like the XF's used to have. I have no idea how complicated this would be, but it'd be hidden and convienient - No need to remember which side the filler is on when it's in the middle!! :?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 5:05 pm 
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What id like to see, is someone use the original filler, and place a second one on the drivers side, and then route the gas filler to there. Shouldn't be too hard, but you'd need someone to know what theyre doing! Probably cost an arm and thee legs too

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 5:45 pm 
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Dare I ask why you don't like having it next to the petrol filler?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 5:49 pm 
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its the sardine principle, my mum has it like that on her car and when i fill up the gas for her i keep scrapin the knuckles!

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 5:51 pm 
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you couldn't use the number plate as it is fixed to the boot - it goes up!! lol .,.. I appreciate the sardine principle too I hate it as well but it is the neatest and less obvious way of having it done. I hate the big chrome filler plug on the side of the dual fuel cars...

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 5:53 pm 
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hmm, i wonder if it would be too difficult to stretch the fuel door/filler bezel?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 5:58 pm 
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on both my LPG EB's the filler is in the same location as the petrol.

In one case the petrol tank has been removed, so its no issue at all.

The other car is (erm, was) dual fuel.. and I have no problems filling with either petrol or LPG.

I'll take some pics if I remember.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 5:59 pm 
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its the sardine principle, my mum has it like that on her car and when i fill up the gas for her i keep scrapin the knuckles!


You either have huge hands (as mine arn't small) or they've installed it dodgey on the car. Your hands would have to be 5cm's fat to even come close to scraping on mine.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:11 pm 
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I too dont have this issue when filling up the duel fuel car with both located in same location, maybe yours of offset to one side too far?
Can it be changed?

Id want them in same spot, MUCH neater.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:56 am 
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well my mums cars a magna and i havent seen a falcon/fairmont/fairlane install.. and just hated trying to undo the cap with the tips of my fingers

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:38 am 
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There's no problem with the filler on the fords, I had it like that on my EA. Back then this type of filler was just coming in, in fact the installer hadn't heard of it being available for the wagon. I also had no trouble with filling either petrol or gas. The Gas filler stuck out a bit further than the petrol one an this made it easy to screw the nozzle on. The petrol was not a problem as the petrol nozzle is longer and therefore you hands get near the the gas filler.

It was the only way I would allow them to do the install, chopping a hole in the bumper or guard was not an option.

 

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