So I recently received my new company car, a Jaguar XE. When refuelling the car there is quite a lot of diesel misting coming out of the tank. I've never had this before on any diesel car and I'm wondering if it's normal. I've read some posts on other forums and found this as a possible cause:

fuel misting cause


While it might be normal, It's annoying and it makes my hands stink. I also noticed the fuel hose isn't going in as deep as on other cars that I'm used to, this might be the cause of the vapour recirculation system of the fuel pump not working. Anyone else ever had this issue?

  • Most filling stations provide thin plastic gloves - does wearing them help? – Solar Mike Jul 20 '17 at 8:10
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because there is no actual maintenance or repair issue to solve. – CharlieRB Jul 20 '17 at 11:32
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    @CharlieRB I know from the XE forums that some people did get a repair, they got a new fuel entry system or however you want to call it. So it actually is somewhat related to an repair. – Bram Jul 20 '17 at 13:10
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    I would say that problems where "no action is required" can still be considered maintenance/repair issues. For example, for mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/45965/… the answer can very well be "no action required", yet nobody voted to close this question. – juhist Jul 20 '17 at 13:15
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    Fill tank at a slower rate. – Moab Jul 25 '17 at 0:28

I've had this issue with an audi, although I wouldn't really call it an issue, more of an annoyance. I solved it by turning the fuel nozzle clockwise a bit and found that it went in a little bit farther, and I didn't get misting anymore. However when filling a diesel car you will always get a bit of diesel on your hands, it's inevitable, so if you don't like eau de diesel use the gloves that are supplied at most stations. I have a pack in the back of my merc in case I get to a station that has run out, they are dirt cheap and handy for other things too like when filling oil.

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  • I'll try turning the fuel nozzle next time I'm going to fuel, if this solved the major misting i'm happy! I know that you always get a bit "eau de diesel" but I don't need to be covered in it. The gloves are always available at the stations I go so that's not an issue. – Bram Jul 20 '17 at 13:15
  • That does sound like more than should be, if that doesn't solve it you may want to talk to the dealer, after all it is under warranty. – GdD Jul 20 '17 at 13:17
  • My car will be at the dealership beginning of next month, so I'll ask to be sure. With "covered in it" I ment the misting ofc, it quite a lot of "smoke" that is coming out when fuelling. And also because the nozzle is not going in as deep as I'm used to, I'm not comfortable yet with using the fuel lock so I don't need to keep holding the hose. – Bram Jul 20 '17 at 13:26
  • You could try squeezing the filler less as well, a slower fuel flow may reduce the mist. – GdD Jul 20 '17 at 13:29
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    Where are you based? Just go to a station where they provide filling service. You don't want the stench, pay a dollar or 2 in tips. – Numair Aidroos Jul 20 '17 at 17:32

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