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Old March 7th, 2018, 09:46   #9061
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Anybody have strong feelings about including tales from EV charge stations in this thread?
Wouldn't that be basically parking and going to work after plugging in, or raging about the non-EV parked in the EV charger spot?
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Old March 7th, 2018, 09:48   #9062
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Wouldn't that be basically parking and going to work after plugging in, or raging about the non-EV parked in the EV charger spot?
That’s not an unfair statement.
Pretty similar to people going shopping while in front of a diesel pump, but for longer.

It’s why I asked rather than just going there.
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Old March 7th, 2018, 10:29   #9063
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Anybody have strong feelings about including tales from EV charge stations in this thread?
Not as long as it is a TDI that you are "charging".
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Old March 7th, 2018, 10:57   #9064
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Anybody have strong feelings about including tales from EV charge stations in this thread?
Videos of fist fights and people sleeping in the cars while tethered would be welcome also.
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Old March 7th, 2018, 11:29   #9065
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Videos of fist fights and people sleeping in the cars while tethered would be welcome also.
Also, those of warnings that the wrong plug/voltage/current was being used!
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Old March 9th, 2018, 08:43   #9066
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This ^^^^
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Old March 9th, 2018, 09:07   #9067
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Also, those of warnings that the wrong plug/voltage/current was being used!
I have experienced that at a Chevrolet dealer. Everyone came out to see my car catch on fire, worked just fine.
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Old March 11th, 2018, 06:51   #9068
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So my latest story is a riveting tale:

I nearly put diesel in my son's 2006 Mini Cooper S on Saturday... *whew*


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Old March 11th, 2018, 15:46   #9069
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I did put diesel in my mates Cooper S today....


Its ok though... Its a Cooper S Diesel....


Not worthy of the 'S' badge really....
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Old March 11th, 2018, 17:34   #9070
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My wife, who has a gasser Jetta as well as a TDI NB, was really frustrated a few days ago, because she tried to put diesel into the Jetta, but the nozzle wouldn't fit into the tank opening. Yow. It just doesn't pay to try and buy fuel when you're tired.

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Old May 8th, 2018, 09:28   #9071
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My wife, who has a gasser Jetta as well as a TDI NB, was really frustrated a few days ago, because she tried to put diesel into the Jetta, but the nozzle wouldn't fit into the tank opening. Yow. It just doesn't pay to try and buy fuel when you're tired.

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I can certainly relate to that. One of the goofier things that happens when I tired and have been on the road too long is I tend to forget which side the fuel cap is on. And what makes it doubly, nay, triply stupid is I have no cars otherwise where it would be on the driver's side, and I've been driving VW TDIs for 18 years now. You'd think I'd know by heart. But I guess not.

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This isn't so much a story as it is a gripe, but today while out running errands (and tired after pulling an all-nighter) I passed by a newly constructed Circle K Shell station in a nearby town that was selling diesel for $2.779. This was a few pennies cheaper than others I'd seen while running my errands (and a big drop from the $3.149 at the truck stop by the interstate) so I flipped a U-turn and went back to the station.

As I pull in I'm surprised that a) every pump has a diesel handle, but b) every diesel handle has a yellow bag over it. Shoot! This place hasn't been open but maybe four months and already the pumps are wonky?

To add insult to injury, after I stopped at the pump for a second to post prices to GasBuddy, the diesel went up to $2.859 — they raised the price on the one fuel they don't even have!

I wound up filling up at a new BP station up the road. It was recently converted from a Chevron. I'm surprised to see a BP here. This area was hit incredibly hard by the BP oil spill years ago and I wouldn't think people had forgotten about it. After the spill, this area went from having a good dozen BP stations to ZERO. This is the first “new” one for probably 25-30 miles. The diesel was $2.799.
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Old May 8th, 2018, 13:27   #9072
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I can certainly relate to that. One of the goofier things that happens when I tired and have been on the road too long is I tend to forget which side the fuel cap is on. And what makes it doubly, nay, triply stupid is I have no cars otherwise where it would be on the driver's side, and I've been driving VW TDIs for 18 years now. You'd think I'd know by heart. But I guess not.
Most (if not all) modern cars have a little arrow by the symbol on the fuel gauge to tell you which side it's on. I've sometimes used that on my own cars, and it's very useful in rentals. Of course I remember when some cars had the filler behind the rear licence plate.
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Old May 8th, 2018, 15:15   #9073
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Most (if not all) modern cars have a little arrow by the symbol on the fuel gauge to tell you which side it's on. I've sometimes used that on my own cars, and it's very useful in rentals. Of course I remember when some cars had the filler behind the rear licence plate.
Where was the filler on a 1956 Chevrolet?
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Where was the filler on a 1956 Chevrolet?
Right behind the LH tail lamp. My dad had a Bel Air.
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Right behind the LH tail lamp. My dad had a Bel Air.
So in that case, if the arrows were in use back then it would have pointed to the left. On my Miata the filler port is on the left but it is on the top of the fender. IIRC, there was a car that had the port right behind the back window but centered.
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