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Hanechdene
 


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Are you the filler cap to hold the trigger open?

If so you have the cap the wrong way round as it open the trigger fully Whistle
  
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I love the way she tries to blow the fire out Shocked

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I have a fire extinguisher pin on my key ring. It works on every fuel pump and don't have to stand there waiting. I do fill up 2-3 times a week though so gives me time to empty the rubbish.
  
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trying to think if I've used HGV pump for D4 ... it certainly was ok with 300tdi and saved many many minutes.

ASDA opposite the Trafford Centre certainly has a "pay at pump" HGV pump ... but now there is a Costco fuel station just behind it, probably use that if I'm in that neck of the woods.
  
Post #18539054th Sep 2017 8:22 am
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I'm not bothered by the wait while it fills, but I am bothered by the spilt diesel that I usually have to stand on (and then tread back into the car). I'm just imagining the disasterous spill if an unattended and jammed open pump were to dislodge from the filler when in use, or if the auto shut off were to fail (I've had that happen!) Shocked
 4/10/18: After 44 Days in the workshop she’s finally back and I couldn’t be happier to hand that D5 loaner back!
Love the car, but faith in LR Assist and LR’s technical back up has taken a BIG knock Sad 
 
Post #185872018th Sep 2017 4:35 am
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I don't mind the wait, it would break my heart having to pay for fuel that's running down the paintwork or on the forecourt, should it over flow.

Even though the car is filling by itself you still have to wait, what do you do to kill the time? Have a cigarette? Use the mobile? Laughing
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Hardware17
 


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tried Costco last Thursday ... after 5 minutes of trying to get the pump to recognise my membership card, gave up and went to ASDA next door.

The HGV pump now has a standard sized nozzle ... IIRC when I used to use it, it had something like twice normal diameter but that was ok with 300tdi ... but flow rate was higher than normal pump so me and my £72 parted company quite quickly.

Smile ... or should that be Sad ?
  
Post #185872918th Sep 2017 6:14 am
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Red Merle
 


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@ J77 Laughing
 4/10/18: After 44 Days in the workshop she’s finally back and I couldn’t be happier to hand that D5 loaner back!
Love the car, but faith in LR Assist and LR’s technical back up has taken a BIG knock Sad 
 
Post #185873018th Sep 2017 6:15 am
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ostosix
 


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no wonder theres fuel all over the nozzle, cheers
  
Post #185874418th Sep 2017 7:10 am
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flydive
 


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Red Merle wrote:
I'm not bothered by the wait while it fills, but I am bothered by the spilt diesel that I usually have to stand on (and then tread back into the car). I'm just imagining the disasterous spill if an unattended and jammed open pump were to dislodge from the filler when in use, or if the auto shut off were to fail (I've had that happen!) Shocked


J77 wrote:
I don't mind the wait, it would break my heart having to pay for fuel that's running down the paintwork or on the forecourt, should it over flow.

Even though the car is filling by itself you still have to wait, what do you do to kill the time? Have a cigarette? Use the mobile? Laughing


I wonder how the rest of the world manage to survive Wink
  
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Red Merle
 


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My standing in puddles of diesel, treading stinky diesel into the car and occasionally setting themselves on fire!
 4/10/18: After 44 Days in the workshop she’s finally back and I couldn’t be happier to hand that D5 loaner back!
Love the car, but faith in LR Assist and LR’s technical back up has taken a BIG knock Sad 
 
Post #185879018th Sep 2017 9:48 am
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flydive
 


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Never seen any of that around here.

Must be a UK thing. Wink
  
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As I recall its now in Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal, and the Netherlands you have to keep sqeezing the gun. Only in a BP in Ayamonte [Spain] it still holds, but thats a serviced station and the bloke doesn't want to squeeze it all day long... Laughing
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cleland72
 


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Sorry for resurrecting a (slightly) old thread but it's something I've thought about a few times, points, none particularly important being;

- remember as a child in the '70's/early '80's that petrol pumps in the UK (some at least, our local Esso) did let you lock the handle on.

- driving from the UK to Italy, as we do quite a bit (Italian wife), the countries where fuel is cheap, Luxembourg & Austria, both have this feature. Belgium (certainly), Italy (think so, can't be sure) don't, can't remember about Germany as we rarely fuel there (being as it's between Luxembourg and Austria).

- I tend to use the squeegee bucket to clean the windows while the tank is filling. Why don't we have those in the UK? (Actually obviously because we're too busy squeezing the pump handle).

- As someone who also rides a bike *anything* that increases the chance of diesel getting onto the ground is *bad*.

- I was actually impressed with the woman in the video, maybe she's not got much imagination but if flames were leaping from my petrol tank and pump nozzle, I'd probably leg it (for the avoidance of doubt that's assuming my family weren't in the car!); not pull the pump out, stopping the flow and put the nozzle down away from the car before then legging it.

A Smile
  
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IainMac82
 


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I have one of these in the door pocket of both my cars. Great little things:

http://www.pumppal.co.uk/pump-pal-shop/
  
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