User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Getting dirty when refueling - really frustrates me !!! (Only for diesel owners)

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Newark-on-Trent
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Angry Getting dirty when refueling - really frustrates me !!! (Only for diesel owners)

    Just refilled my Vectra with DIESEL.
    Nothing wrong with the diesel but the incident happens more and more and each time I am more frustrated.
    Basically the fuel pump don't stop on time and throws some diesel outside to paintwork or couple of times onto myself. Makes me so mad I don't want to pay for it and puts me off from visiting the same station again (even if is cheap)
    Has it ever happend to you?

  2. #2
    Regular Member ptrehearn152's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    norfolk
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    yeah, and it stinks for ages.

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North west
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    never happened, when the tanks getting full i slow down the rate of filling. By looking at the gauge before you fill up you know roughly how much its going to cost you to fill the tank so just pump the fuel slower when your nearly done.

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Stockton on Tees
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    There's a certain pump at tesco's stockton that don't switch off and lobs diesel out. Went all over me and car. I got a free car wash and sent them a cleaning bill for my trouser. I Don't use the right hand side pumps anymore just incase

  5. #5
    Regular Member Keithy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Dundee
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    worst part is rubbing your eyes after

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Newark-on-Trent
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen S View Post
    There's a certain pump at tesco's stockton that don't switch off and lobs diesel out. Went all over me and car. I got a free car wash and sent them a cleaning bill for my trouser. I Don't use the right hand side pumps anymore just incase
    Yes I have complained but didn't get anything. It was not Tesco though. Next time it happens I think I am likely to start the fight .
    Can it harm paintwork if left dirty?

  7. #7
    Regular Member Hideous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    GB
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    The pumps have always stopped for me - never once had this happen. If you're filling past the first "click", then obviously it's going to spill over sometimes. When it hits the red on your fuel gauge, go to station & try to stop filling after 50-55 litres go in - it won't ever spill over if you do that.

  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen S View Post
    There's a certain pump at tesco's stockton that don't switch off and lobs diesel out.
    So it keeps pumping fuel after it has stopped counting how much you've used? - sounds like free fuel to me!

  9. #9
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands/South Staffs border
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Hi,
    Had a pump at the BP Kingswinford not stop pumping a few weeks ago, luckily I saw it, so was only a small amount, told the guy in the shop, he just said thanks, I'll chuck some sand on it later!

    I've had this happen when its been extremely cold (-5 or below) but also when the temperatures have been in the high 20s, I guess UK pumps arent designed for certain extremes lol

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Worcs/Staffs/Westmids (ish)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I've had this happen with both diesel and petrol....

    Solution? Stand to one side when refuelling if you don't want it all over your trousers/shoes.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. For the Diesel Owners amongst us.....
    By GazVXLINE170 in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 9th July 2010, 21:01
  2. !!!Attention all diesel owners!!! (Petrol owners may want a look too!)
    By John LE in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 18th April 2009, 20:56

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •