Refuel Citroen C5 V6hdi

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Redrich
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Refuel Citroen C5 V6hdi

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I am trying to put diesel from a can into my car, but it only allows 5 litres, then overflows.Dial show 1/2 full
Any idea why
Thanks

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Re: Refuel Citroen C5 V6hdi

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These have a gauge with pump in the tank, so may be a faulty sender unit....

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Re: Refuel Citroen C5 V6hdi

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Seems just doesn't like more than 5 litres poured down without normal refuelling spout . Just had to add day by day.

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Re: Refuel Citroen C5 V6hdi

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You can definitely put more than 5l in, you just have to do it slowly.

Now that the filler neck has an anti-misfuel device fitted, fuel that's not coming straight out of a pump nozzle has to trickle in. It can be done - I recently put 25l of diesel out of a drum using a syphoning hose. It took about 20 minutes or so.