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2018 mini Cooper - petrol nozzle doesn't fit


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Hi guys

I've run into a bit of a problem when trying to fill up a mini cooper tonight and I really hope someone can help.

My car is in for some repairs and I've got a 2018 mini cooper but after going to both Asda and sainsbury petrol stations I've found that the unleaded fuel nozzle will not fit no matter what I do. I didn't stand around for too long because I must have looked a right tit but it goes nearly all the way in :D but then somethings stopping it from going any further.

Has anyone come across this before, and what the hell am I doing wrong ??


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Are you sure it's petrol?


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If you're talking about the petrol hatch mini cooper, it goes in far enough to fill the car, but not to the hilt of the nozzle, :D


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Thanks for your comments guys.. It's definitely a petrol engine, it's the first thing I always check due to driving a few different cars. As much as I hate to admit it, the girlfriend sorted it in the end:suicide:

It did take her a while to do it but the petrol station was empty this time and it just needed to go in at an angle. In my defence, I have only been driving 18 months and she's been driving 12 years and has had a similar issue with another car.

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