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Old 12-17-2013, 06:19 AM   #1
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Is it unsafe....

To fill a running vehicle with gas?

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Old 12-17-2013, 06:25 AM   #2
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Depends how fast you're driving...
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The Mythbusters say yes, but their methods are hardly scientific. Err on the side of caution?
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:45 AM   #5
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No, personally I don't think it's unsafe. However, it very well may trip the check engine light to come on since it would pick up the open gas cap as an emissions/EVAP system failure methinks.
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Olden days (20+ years ago) it was standard practice.
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Like most things in life, you can do it and get away with it 999,999 out of 1,000,000 times. But you have no idea when that 1 time is going to happen when it kicks you in the crotch.

Similar to IMSB failure.
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It's as safe as using a cell phone at a gas station
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I think the concern is about a difference in potential between the gas pump and the car which may result in a spark. Given the location of where that spark is going to jump if it does, it definitely could end badly.

Here it is the law, and a gas station attendant will not turn on the pump for you until you turn off your engine.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:54 AM   #11
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Its safe, but as mentioned before, you can get a CEL and also, the tank will not fill completely.
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Why would you feel the need to ?
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:57 AM   #13
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Why would you feel the need to ?
Single digit weather. Cab cools off very fast. More for vehicles in general not our P cars. Want it to warm up since I don't let it run to warm up at the house. It's cooooold!!!
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I think the concern is about a difference in potential between the gas pump and the car which may result in a spark. Given the location of where that spark is going to jump if it does, it definitely could end badly.

Here it is the law, and a gas station attendant will not turn on the pump for you until you turn off your engine.
I wonder how this would relate to plugging in an electric car if the engine was on. Would the spark be like free electricity or would you be charged for it?
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Would refrain from smoking while doing so.
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The owner of a tiny gas station near me always smokes a cigar while pumping gas !
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The owner of a tiny gas station near me always smokes a cigar while pumping gas !
I saw some kid doing this at a gas station. I turn to the guy close to me and ask...is she really smoking a cigarette? He looks at me and shakes his head. By the time he looked again, I was speeding out of there like I stole gas or something. What a retard!!!
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Last March a gentle man was killed at a BP station in my area doing this. I'll pass.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:48 PM   #20
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I saw some kid doing this at a gas station. I turn to the guy close to me and ask...is she really smoking a cigarette? He looks at me and shakes his head. By the time he looked again, I was speeding out of there like I stole gas or something. What a retard!!!
It's physically impossible to ignite gas or gas vapor with a lit cigarette as I understand it.

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