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Old 07-22-2008
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I shut if off because it is supposedly safer, but why bother with the wear and tear on the ignition cylinder and the inconvenience. It isn't illegal or anything.
Wear and tear on the ignition? If that was a problem then it would say in the manual for the vehicle. ***Do not start your car more than 500 times in one year***LOL

How is it an inconvenience? You lose 2 seconds of your life? Oh no!!! It's easy to turn off off your car when you fuel. I think that "tip" is used because people do a sh!tty job a wiring they cars.
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just to let throw this out there you burn as much gas starting your truck as you do letting it idle for a hour...but i do turn my truck off at the pump to...i don't trust people that much...
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It says on the pump to not leave your car running when you fill up. I've always turned mine off.
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The locking caps are a joke!!! All you have to do is get a real tight grip on the cap around the bottom and twist. The cap comes right off! It's like a child proof asprin cap. Just ask anyone who works at a full serve gas station. Did it for 2yrs in high school can't tell ya how many locking caps I had to remove for people.
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Oh yhea turn the car off, no cell phone, stay outside of the car, no smoking. All about static electrisity. gasoline is flamable fumes are explosive.
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Wear and tear on the ignition? If that was a problem then it would say in the manual for the vehicle. ***Do not start your car more than 500 times in one year***LOL

How is it an inconvenience? You lose 2 seconds of your life? Oh no!!! It's easy to turn off off your car when you fuel. I think that "tip" is used because people do a sh!tty job a wiring they cars.
Wow pretty persistent about such a small detail. I was just offering a different view. I never said it was right or wrong. I choose not to and nowhere is is against a law to leave my keys in my truck when I pay for gas in my truck. What figgin difference does it make if the car is off? Irregardless of how silly it may seem or normal to me, this is how i fuel and i do it often w/o any problems. I think the shutting the car off has to do with the fact that they are running and live, combusting fuel right next to a pump; not how people wire THEY cars, lol.
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It's not illegal to leave your vehicle running when filling up (cops do it ALL the time) but here in Texas it IS illegal to leave a unattended vehicle running.
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Wow pretty persistent about such a small detail. I was just offering a different view. I never said ti was right or wrong. I choose not to and nowhere is is against a law to leave my keys in my truck when I pay for gas in my truck. What figgin difference does it make if the car is off? Irregardless of how silly it may seem or normal to me, this is how i fuel and i do it often w/o any problems. I think the shutting the car off has to do with the fact that they are running and live, combusting fuel right next to a pump; not how people wire THEY cars, lol.
I know it has to do with the ignition and the gas fumes are flammable. But it also has to do with people that can't take care of their cars. Like having spark plug wires that are so old that the spark jumps to the block or other wires.

I never said you were wrong. You said you turn off your car. The people that can't do it bug the hell out of me. Kind of like signaling.
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someone must be really ignorant to steal gas and ruin a fuel tank.
They could care less how much a new tank costs,they just want your gas.
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Personally I like to leave mine running and shoot fireworks out of the bed to pass time until its done filling.
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I think here in Florida it's illegal to keep your car running when you fill it up. Or at least they have huge signs saying not to at every station.
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Seems like such a hassle to have to get your keys out of the ignition when you refuel and take the cap off and fling keys around, almost scratching the bedside, etc.
It might seem like a hassle until you wake up one morning and your freshely filled Ford Expedition is sitting on E and someone has your $100 of fuel.
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ur supposed to shut it off and take um out anyways.
i have fueled up a few times over my driving years with the car running for the following reason

- gas station 3 blocks from house, wanted car to stay warm in winter
- starter was going out on one of my cars
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