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Old 06-22-2009, 12:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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so I put it on the lowest setting to allow it to trap all those vapors and get me more gas.
I've been burned enough times with pumps with a broken kickoff so I don't leave the nozzle unattended.

Mine will often kick off sooner if I pump faster. And pumps have such wide variations in speeds, so what I do is try to pump about .1 gallon per second, just imagine a clock ticking. That way I get the most consistent fill I can. I also make an educated guess as to what it's going to take to fill the tank, and listen for the gas to start gurgling as it gets full. That way if the kickoff is broken, I can avoid spillage. Sometimes it still fails me because some noisy vehicle will fire up as I am getting ready to finish.

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Old 06-22-2009, 02:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've been burned enough times with pumps with a broken kickoff so I don't leave the nozzle unattended.
man, I've never had that. But yea, I stand with my hand on the pump. Sometimes it pumps too fast on the lowest setting, so I pump manually. when I can hear air bubbles, or vapor bubbles I pump it slower till I hear a smooth liquid flow sound.

If the setting is right though, I'll put it on low, wash the windshield, and then come back to manually pump it to finish. Good thing about a big tank huh?
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Your car starts without anyone in it? Creepy.
What?
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Depends on the car and the pump. My regular gas stations don't tend to "spill over", so I let it fill until it stops, then wait 10 seconds, then remove and reinsert and give it one more "click." That way, I'm sure that it didn't click off 2 gallons too early. I pump slower at unfamiliar gas stations, as the Clunker tends to trip the pump too late and dribbles a little onto the paint.
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What?
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Sometimes it still fails me because some noisy vehicle will fire up as I am getting ready to finish.
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Your car starts without anyone in it? Creepy.
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I'll put it on the fastest setting, then when I know it's getting close to full (comparing gallons pumped vs. how empty my tank was) I'll pump slow till it clicks off, then pump slow till it clicks off again.

Just filled tonight, and it didn't shut off so I got topped off to the top and a little spilled.
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Nah, mine aren't usually noisy and don't start on their own. Now if I had a remote start then it would probably happen sooner or later. I just meant somebody starts their noisy vehicle like the tons of pickups around here with loud pipes. Drowns out the noise of my gas tank approaching full.

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