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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    I just checked my handbook and found no info as to what side of car filler cap is located.
    On yours it doesn't much matter, it will run with the fuel in either or both orifices.

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    Newer cars indicate which side.

    https://blog.allstate.com/is-your-ga...-or-the-right/

    450s comply with the older (mythical) convention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    I just checked my handbook and found no info as to what side of car filler cap is located.
    does it say how to open a door or the boot ...... or where the engine is

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinger View Post
    Newer cars indicate which side.

    https://blog.allstate.com/is-your-ga...-or-the-right/

    450s comply with the older (mythical) convention.
    It doesn't apply to EmilysMum's Citroen. The filler cap is on the left whereas the icon suggests it's on the right.
    The filler cap on any car is easily found using a bit of common sense ...... if it's not on one side or the other it can only be in one of very few places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmilysDad View Post
    The filler cap on any car is easily found using a bit of common sense ...... if it's not on one side or the other it can only be in one of very few places.
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw=....0.MCxrDQUjWFU

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmilysDad View Post
    It doesn't apply to EmilysMum's Citroen. The filler cap is on the left whereas the icon suggests it's on the right.
    Oops!

    Quote Originally Posted by EmilysDad View Post
    The filler cap on any car is easily found using a bit of common sense ...... if it's not on one side or the other it can only be in one of very few places.
    True, but once you have found what you assume to be the filler cap, you aren't likely to search the car's entire exterior just in case there is another. The 450 isn't the first car to mimic a filler cap on the other side. SuperStevie on this forum highlighted a Peugeot (306?) that did just that but in its case, there wasn't a receptacle (airbox) lurking behind the imposter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinaldo_is_spam View Post
    A page of cars where you could put the fuel nozzle directly into the airbox and them still run fine. A bit like that old Punch cartoon where the owner of the large idling car being fueled is asked by the pump attendant (I did say old!) to ''Switch her off guv, she's gaining on me''.

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    Well done to the hero who got her out

    Glad no one was injured

    Puzzled by her failure to smell petrol fumes

    Smarts are very popular hire cars in some places, you'd think that would be more likely to happen in that scenario

    As usual, not enough info to learn anything valuable from the news report

    It would be good to understand how she managed to do what she did (aftermarket air-vent? previously broken air vent? some other modification?)
    Paul
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