I bought my first VW diesel a 2006 Jetta in 2007 and experienced this the first time I went to buy fuel. I didn't realize you could buy diesel at the regular pumps with the cars. 282K miles later this is NOT a problem. Just don't go pretend being a Semi as those nossels are WAY bigger and most fuel stations will have diesel at the regular pumps where all the gasoline engines go to fuel up. I take delivery of my 2018 Diesel King Ranch Friday can't wait.
Does anyone sell an aftermarket fueling inlet to facilitate the larger nozzle? These were common for VW TDIs. I haven’t filled up my truck yet, but I looked and there is no gas cap on it. Is this normal on new diesels?
I am going to swap out the 26 gallon OEM tank for the Titan 48 gallon tank when it becomes available in April. As part of this swap out, I was going to see if I could get a fueling inlet to facilitate the larger nozzle. Not that I plan to go fill up where the big rigs do, but if I ever found myself where I need diesel and it isn't available in car lanes that I wouldn't have to hassle with it. Even some of the car lane diesel nozzles I have found don't fit in as far as others at some other stations--it seems there is a difference between fuel station brands on this.
I have run across truck stops with "high speed/flow" nozzles that have a larger nozzle diameter. No issue for my old powerstroke with wide open filler, but I did notice the baby powerstroke has a smaller filler hole which limits you to non-semi truck stations.
A lot of people have claimed that the big rig fuel is superior to the car lines. Maybe having to do with freshness? Thoughts? Also, where do we find out about this Titan 46 gallon tank? That would be awesome!!!
You need to have the long bed 6.5' to swap out for the Titan tank--if you have the short bed 5.5' then you are out of luck. The Titan website page has "short bed" on the page, but that is an error, as I confirmed with Titan that you must have the 6.5' bed.
I have also discovered this as a surprise. Has anyone found a way to recognize from a distance which pumps have the larger nozzles and which ones have the smaller ? I am not a fan of getting out to get the nozzle from the cradle to figure out that I parked at the wrong pump.
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