Freezing weather

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Pippy. Polo
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Freezing weather

Post by Pippy. Polo » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:25 pm

Just tryed to put petrol in my niro but the outer fuel cap is frozen and won't open due to cold weather :cry:


h2onorth
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Re: Freezing weather

Post by h2onorth » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:57 pm

Whow that's a first, how cold is it and which area is that your in? pippy.polo
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Pippy. Polo
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Re: Freezing weather

Post by Pippy. Polo » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:49 pm

I'm in the east midlands and sorry didn't look how cold it was it just really baffled me as I had just pulled up at the petrol pump stopped the car and pressed button (not released it hadn't opened) got out to put petrol in and the cap wasn't open so went and pressed button again but this time I looked in my passenger wing mirror and couldn't see it wasn't opening so I gave up sat in car park for a few mins hopping it would open if I keep trying it and in the end it did so I put petrol in when it was open there was some ice around the opening and near the realise lock so will need to keep an eye on this just 💭 it was worth a mention for others to look out for


Pippy. Polo
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Re: Freezing weather

Post by Pippy. Polo » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:52 pm

Pippy. Polo wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:49 pm
I'm in the east midlands and sorry didn't look how cold it was it just really baffled me as I had just pulled up at the petrol pump stopped the car and pressed button (not released it hadn't opened) got out to put petrol in and the cap wasn't open so went and pressed button again but this time I looked in my passenger wing mirror and couldn't see it wasn't opening so I gave up sat in car park for a few mins hopping it would open if I keep trying it and in the end it did so I put petrol in when it was open there was some ice around the opening and near the realise lock so will need to keep an eye on this just 💭 it was worth a mention for others to look out for
Think when I was on way home the temp was around - 2


deguy
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Re: Freezing weather

Post by deguy » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:44 pm

We're having mild weather now, but it's been colder than that here and I've not had a problem so far, though I suppose if water or snow got around it and then froze it might be an issue.
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Topicalcat
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Re: Freezing weather

Post by Topicalcat » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:57 pm

Years ago I had a Chrysler Alpine (that period between Rootes & Peugeot). One winter day the door seals froze on all four passenger doors, I had to climb in via the rear hatch which still opened. Moisture is the enemy.

I guess that screen de icer spray would have solved your predicament without causing damage.
Last car a Hyundai IX35 diesel. Next car may well be a Niro.


Recycleman
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Re: Freezing weather

Post by Recycleman » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:27 pm

Another fact is just inside the boot on the nearside is a popout flap where you can manually release the flap.


Pippy. Polo
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Re: Freezing weather

Post by Pippy. Polo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:06 pm

Thanks for all the info will be looking for the flap inside the boot and as for the de-icer great idea


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