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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:54 pm 
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Has anyone used the new filler nozzles being rolled out in Shell stations? They are a bit like the De-Visser type i.e. twist & lock with a handle, but on the opposite side to the handle there is a huge lug.

My filler is located behind a recessed number plate - no problem filling up with the old Gas guard or indeed the De-Visser type if the shield was missing/flexible, but these new ones don't fit!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:08 pm 
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Unless you have a 10mm hidden filler, your standard bayonet fitting (or adaptor) should have 22mm internal threads into which you can screw a (or another) 22mm adaptor. The 10mm hidden filler type bayonet adaptors are the only type of bayonet fitting or adaptor that doesn't usually have it's own 22mm internal thread.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:19 pm 
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LPGC wrote:
Unless you have a 10mm hidden filler, your standard bayonet fitting (or adaptor) should have 22mm internal threads into which you can screw a (or another) 22mm adaptor. The 10mm hidden filler type bayonet adaptors are the only type of bayonet fitting or adaptor that doesn't usually have it's own 22mm internal thread.


I thought I was going to have that problem with the Focus due to the towbar filler, but haven't as yet. I brought one of these to work around it if it did occur.
http://tinleytech.co.uk/shop/lpg-parts/bayonet-filler-adaptor-long-22mm-for-plate-fillers/

If anything I find those stupid recoil cords they have fitted are more of a problem. One benefit of filling up at countrywide instead!


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I find the ridiculously short hoses they have to be the most annoying. My filler is mounted in the centre, next to the towball, and the hoses will only just reach unless I park really close. Compared with the ones on the Continent where they are long enough to reach the other side of the car!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:49 pm 
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Gilbertd wrote:
I find the ridiculously short hoses they have to be the most annoying. My filler is mounted in the centre, next to the towball, and the hoses will only just reach unless I park really close. Compared with the ones on the Continent where they are long enough to reach the other side of the car!


That just compounds the problem - I've seen someone today at Cobham Services standing on the hose to make it reach when filling a Dodge RAM pickup truck.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:07 pm 
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That just compounds the problem - I've seen someone today at Cobham Services standing on the hose to make it reach when filling a Dodge RAM pickup truck.[/quote]

I too had to stand on the hose at Cobham services, and all the old type shell stations, got a really funny look from a woman behind me at Cobham, I had misjudged the distance and had legs wide apart and one arm stretched out on the fill button!!! Ferkin hamstrings haven't recovered yet...


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:06 pm 
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LPGC wrote:
Unless you have a 10mm hidden filler, your standard bayonet fitting (or adaptor) should have 22mm internal threads into which you can screw a (or another) 22mm adaptor. The 10mm hidden filler type bayonet adaptors are the only type of bayonet fitting or adaptor that doesn't usually have it's own 22mm internal thread.


Tried to use a new shell pump at the weekend , didn't seem to want to grip my adaptor so had to go to asda instead.
Something in the filler just put a gouge in the adaptor , better pay more attention next time.


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