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    confused Someone correct me if i'm wrong !

    Waiting for the missus at Morrisons this morning, i'd parked oposite the petrol station. To my amusement, on 3 occasions i watch people hold up the hosepipe from the nozzle as if they were emptying it of the last few dregs of petrol.
    Now, correct me if i'm wrong, but i always thought that the lever on the fuel filler gun was the "shut off" point and no fuel behind it (i.e. in the hose) could pass ! I always rattle the gun in the filler neck to knock of the drips so they don't run down the side of the car.
    So why do people hold the hose up as if to try and empty it .


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    I do it to empty the nozzle so it does drip everywhere, but that's all.

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    There is a bit of fuel sits in the nozzle after the trigger, and I do the same as Ste for the same reason - to stop it dripping onto the car/your shoes as you put it back. As you say, pointless to try and drain it from the hose as it won't get past the trigger.

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    I always shake the nozzle to stop it dripping out onto the car or me,habit i suppose.......

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    i always pick up the hose when finished,just to get the last drop out , thats my fuel and i want the last drop, tight i know but i paid for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VEC-MAN View Post
    i always pick up the hose when finished,just to get the last drop out , thats my fuel and i want the last drop, tight i know but i paid for it.
    ......but nothing will get past the trigger anyway so pointless

    The shut off valve is in the handle, the system is pressure sensitive so when the handle is pulled the pressure drops and the pump starts, when you release the handle the pressure build up switches off the pump. You can shake, rattle and roll the hose all you like, nowt gonna come out of it
    I only ever just give the nozzle a shake as the others have said to stop the few last drips getting on the paintwork.
    Last edited by Caterman; 22nd March 2008 at 14:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caterman View Post
    ......but nothing will get past the trigger anyway so pointless
    yeah i guess your right i think it`s a force of habit.

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    With the increase in price,s you will start to see people wringing the pipe out for the last few drops.

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    i always give it a good shake to stop it dripping on my trousers

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenderguitar View Post
    i always give it a good shake to stop it dripping on my trousers
    or even worse down the good clean car as that just happened to me in a rush thismorning

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