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      04-21-2009, 04:54 PM   #23
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It's perfectly fine to fill up your car while the engine is on. Try travelling outside of the
U.S. and you'll notice that almost everyone else in the world fills up with the engine running.
just because "everyone else in the world" (as you assume) does it, doesn't mean it's still ok. at least for the reasons, i called out.
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      04-21-2009, 04:58 PM   #24
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It's perfectly fine to fill up your car while the engine is on. Try travelling outside of the
U.S. and you'll notice that almost everyone else in the world fills up with the engine running.
Gasoline also makes an excellent polish for a hot exhaust! Ignore those signs they are just a joke mandated by the states and some of those other countries that make it illegal (Canada I believe).
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      04-21-2009, 06:56 PM   #25
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I usually try and fill up with the car running while I'm enjoying a nice cigarette. If I'm feeling particularly festive, I'll light up a sparkler or two.
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I have fuel pump failure and threw CEL and SES after putting in valero gas(non brand). Does your pump also stop while fueling up? Mine doesnt fill up unless the gas person is holding on the handle or else it will stop like my tanks full and it isnt. Might be coincidence or maybe it IS the gas these non brand gas stations get.
This happens to my car pretty often. The attendant usually puts the nozzle upsidedown and that works. If not, it will continue to click and stop filling up. I think that's a sign that there's air in the tank.

Not sure though.

Hope someone can chime in and clarify.

And I turn off the engine before I get the tank filled.
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This happens to my car pretty often. The attendant usually puts the nozzle upsidedown and that works. If not, it will continue to click and stop filling up. I think that's a sign that there's air in the tank.

Not sure though.

Hope someone can chime in and clarify.

And I turn off the engine before I get the tank filled.
That happens to me occasionally, as well. I don't know why. I turn off the car when filling up, but probably just because that's what I've always done. The only reason to turn the car off that I can think of is what mayno said, that you'll get a warning for not having the gas cap secured. Then again, you're just at idle and not drawing much gas from the tank, or creating much pressure.
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      04-22-2009, 12:06 PM   #28
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Although various members have stated when they fill up with gas they leave the car on. Everyone who has bashed them for doing so hasn't yet given an answer to WHY it is bad to do so... I personally do shut my car off, but what indeed is the real reason to shut the car off?
Cuz the fuel fill area is notoriously close to the car's exhaust. It's not as dangerous as say filling up a hot lawn mower but it's still an ounce of prevention as the penalty for failure is kinda severe.

It is probably more of a holdover from the earlier days of cars before fuel injection and electronic engine control where cars could easily backfire through a catless exhaust, etc. Cars today are a ton safer in numerous ways but where heat and gasoline might meet that ounce of prevention is never a bad idea IMO.

I never did meet or hear of someone who had a problem filling up a running car but I did bump into someone who failed trying to fill up a hot lawnmower once. Not pretty.
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You have to multi-task these days you know. I'm usually smoking a cig and talking on the phone while filling up with the engine running.
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What's the point?

So you turn the engine off.......everything is still as hot as if you would have left the engine on. That argument is null and void.
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      04-24-2009, 12:20 AM   #31
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Just a heads up my car was throwing a 142 code (o2 sensor) and it ended up being a HPFP replacement. Just got the car back today. Odd but true.
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