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Old 09-06-2005, 04:36 PM   #1
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ok so i live in NJ where it illegal to pump your own gas, so I never did, i'm goignto school in PA so i've had to, now is that auto pump latch gonna disengage automatically when it'* full? i wasnt sure so i just been pumping it to about 3/4 cuz i didnt wanna risk spraying gas.
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It'll turn off unless it is in some way broken.

The very first fill up after I bought the car, it didn't shut off. I was livid cause I thought the gas would destroy my paint. A few years later, it developed a little rust spot right below the gas door. Still there.
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ok so i live in NJ where it illegal to pump your own gas, so I never did, i'm goignto school in PA so i've had to, now is that auto pump latch gonna disengage automatically when it'* full? i wasnt sure so i just been pumping it to about 3/4 cuz i didnt wanna risk spraying gas.
It should disengage when the fuel reaches the fuel nozzel. That is if it'* not broken. I don't know in PA but in California they are real anal on things like this. Big fines and such. It always throws me off when I go to Oregon as well. I always get out to pump my own gas until someone comes running over to grab the hose from me.
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wow thats unheard of around here
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Around here they took them all off "By order of the fire marshall" I'm still wondering how that one fire marshall got CT and MA both to do this to me at the same time.

A soda bottle works wonders on a super cold New England day.
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Around here they took them all off "By order of the fire marshall" I'm still wondering how that one fire marshall got CT and MA both to do this to me at the same time.

A soda bottle works wonders on a super cold New England day.
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Around here they took them all off "By order of the fire marshall" I'm still wondering how that one fire marshall got CT and MA both to do this to me at the same time.

A soda bottle works wonders on a super cold New England day.
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The part of the handle that holds it up and clicks off automatically. They took them off all pumps in MA and CT. My fire marshall crack was sarcasm.

Basically they want you standing there attending to the pump. Which in safetly circles would be the correct thing to do.

On a super cold, bone chilling day .. I might have put an empty soda bottle into the pump handle to keep it flowing until the click.
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Around here they took them all off "By order of the fire marshall" I'm still wondering how that one fire marshall got CT and MA both to do this to me at the same time.

A soda bottle works wonders on a super cold New England day.
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The part of the handle that holds it up and clicks off automatically. They took them off all pumps in MA and CT. My fire marshall crack was sarcasm.

Basically they want you standing there attending to the pump. Which in safetly circles would be the correct thing to do.

On a super cold, bone chilling day .. I might have put an empty soda bottle into the pump handle to keep it flowing until the click.
I've used the cars gas cap before.
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About those gas stations where it is illegal to pump your own gas, here in VA around Winchester we still have full service gas stations where they will check all your fluids, clean you windshield, and pump your gas.
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Around here they took them all off "By order of the fire marshall" I'm still wondering how that one fire marshall got CT and MA both to do this to me at the same time.

A soda bottle works wonders on a super cold New England day.
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The part of the handle that holds it up and clicks off automatically. They took them off all pumps in MA and CT. My fire marshall crack was sarcasm.

Basically they want you standing there attending to the pump. Which in safetly circles would be the correct thing to do.

On a super cold, bone chilling day .. I might have put an empty soda bottle into the pump handle to keep it flowing until the click.
Ohhh, ok.

I haven't seen a full service station in a really long time.
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