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Re: I can't put fuel in my clio!?

Best of luck Ryan.

I would use something like a thin cable tie to check the breather is clear.

Loop the cable tie tightly into itself though, so it won't fall into the tank, and remember to have the car secure if you are lifting it off the ground.



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Re: I can't put fuel in my clio!?

Originally Posted by VelSatisfied View Post
Best of luck Ryan.

I would use something like a thin cable tie to check the breather is clear.

Loop the cable tie tightly into itself though, so it won't fall into the tank, and remember to have the car secure if you are lifting it off the ground.


Hi Paul

Well I tried to look for this breather pipe, but couldn't find it? lol... maybe im looking in the wrong place? I looked under the wheel arch, could see the filler pipe going into the tank but nothing else? :-/ I've tried looking for a picture on here but couldn't find one!


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Re: I can't put fuel in my clio!?

The breather on the Clio runs up the side of the filler pipe then is joined to it about 6 inches from the filler, when you are filling it you can often see fuel coming back up it and joining the fuel you are putting in, mine and others I have filled do not like to be filled unless they are at least half empty and sometimes for no good reason can exhibit the behavior you describe, I find that not pushing the nozzle right in and controlling the flow so it's not on full helps, some fuel also foams more than others and this as a effect, I would run the tank down to at least half full then give it another go.

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Re: I can't put fuel in my clio!?

What is the capacity of the clio tank?

Mine is nominaly 60 l. the gauge is in 8 segments
Ive kept the car at never beyond 3 segments empty for awhile now.
Weirdly enough its not to do withchecking economy,its more to do with I want full weight in the tank for ride height appearance .

I have checked brim to brim economy etc.

It works something like this
I hit the garage and top it up, usually to the second time the garage pump cuts out when its full on(pump handle on full).
If I do that and use about 5 l as shown on the trip computer ( a bit over a gallon)then the first segment goes blank.
At about the 10l used according to the trip computer,the second segment goes blank.

On a strict visual indication I have used in and around 15 litres and the tank is 3/4 full but if I went to top it up I wouldnt get more than 10 l in on a garage pump.without trying trickle bursts to cut the froth.
Another 7-8l used and the gauge now shows 5/8 in the tank but ive only used about 18 l max .
another 8l gone and the tank shows 4/8 ie half full but ive only used 25 of 60l.

What I have done is put 4.54 l in a 1 gallon jerry can( the plastic type) then driven home after topping the tank with a pump and seeing how much more would go in.
I got the full 1 gallon in without any overflow and there were no diesel streaks or dropping afterward..
Lets say I used half a litre driving home at most.
I then got another 4 L into the tank without any probs that I could see.

Dont know if thats any use to you or not. Maybe current derv foams like a ..lot ;0

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