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Old October 16th, 2017, 08:09   #9016
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Wow...

So apparently I killed the thread...

So I have another story: Was filling up end of last week and a diesel Passat pulled up on the other side of the island I was at. He started filling his car and walked partway around the island to look at my BMW (guess he saw the green handle and was confirming it was a diesel).

He asked me what kind of mileage I get, we talked a bit and I explained that I had a diesel Golf previously but used the buyback to "upgrade" to the BMW. When he left he had that gears-turning look in his eye
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Old October 20th, 2017, 12:41   #9017
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My stories are mainly just guys filling work trucks asking me how many MPG I see. No one has yelled at me to stop putting diesel in my car.

I feel like with the recent "dieselgate" the general public is now aware that VW has diesel cars.
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Old October 20th, 2017, 15:31   #9018
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My stories are mainly just guys filling work trucks asking me how many MPG I see. No one has yelled at me to stop putting diesel in my car.

I feel like with the recent "dieselgate" the general public is now aware that VW had diesel cars.
There, I fixed it for you.
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Old October 28th, 2017, 17:57   #9019
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While I was pumping my Mkiv Jetta wagon yesterday a Mkvi JSW rolled up and was waiting (only one diesel pump). Had a great conversation (we got some strange looks from the gasser people as we geeked out over our TDIs lol) with the owner who loves her car and is still up in the air about keeping it or getting the fix. She bought it from Les at GDM so I suggested she take the fix money and have him really fix it by put a Rawtek exhaust, Malone tune, and a CP3 on it and drive on well into the future.

She saw my TDIClub sticker and asked about the site. Hopefuly she visits and decideds to keep her car!
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Old October 29th, 2017, 16:02   #9020
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Stopped at a station with a combo pump, and the gas nozzle had a bag over it. Some old guy said it doesn't pump gas. I said thanks with a thumbs up. Wasn't sure how else to compliment him without being offending. I reached for the other nozzle and continued.

He drove off offended.

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Old October 29th, 2017, 22:27   #9021
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Stopped at a station with a combo pump, and the gas nozzle had a bag over it. Some old guy said it doesn't pump gas. I said thanks with a thumbs up. Wasn't sure how else to compliment him without being offending. I reached for the other nozzle and continued.

He drove off offended.

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Thanks! My car is a diesel. That may have worked.
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Old October 29th, 2017, 22:35   #9022
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Thanks! My car is a diesel. That may have worked.
Or maybe: "Thanks! Fortunately my car is a diesel."
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Old October 30th, 2017, 05:47   #9023
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"Thanks, it's a good thing I don't need gas".
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Old October 30th, 2017, 05:55   #9024
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Grabbing the diesel nozzle is self explanatory! ***!

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Old October 30th, 2017, 08:11   #9025
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"Good sir; your concern for my and my automobile's well-being is noted and appreciated. However, my conveyance actually runs on diesel fuel rather than gasoline, so this pump will in fact be adequate for my needs and allows me to remain without obstructing busy gasoline users such as yourself. Once again I applaud your care for your fellow man, and I bid you good day!"

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Old October 30th, 2017, 10:13   #9026
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Evidently not as your experience shows.
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Old October 30th, 2017, 20:52   #9027
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"Good sir; your concern for my and my car's well-being is noted and appreciated. However, my conveyance actually runs on diesel fuel rather than gasoline, so this pump will in fact be adequate for my needs and allows me to remain without obstructing busy gasoline users such as yourself. Once again I applaud your care for your fellow man, and I bid you good day!"

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I wish I could do the excessive verbosity thing in real life. Alas, I stumble over myself.
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Old October 31st, 2017, 10:28   #9028
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I wish I could do the excessive verbosity thing in real life. Alas, I stumble over myself.
Me too.. Took me twenty minutes to type it
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Old November 1st, 2017, 10:30   #9029
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So back to fill up stories....

Just got my Scout this summer and first few fill ups just about everybody had to come over and comment on it. Favorite was at a Murphy a block from the house. Pair of guys pulled in pulling fast looking lake boats. Both were amazed at its condition and commented "you must have paid a pretty penny for that"

I miss my TDI and keep looking for another, but in the mean time I have a different conversation piece.

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Old November 24th, 2017, 15:20   #9030
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Has anyone noticed how quickly an HGV diesel pump dispatches fuel... Quite startling!!


Its like tanking a Typhoon FGR4 off the back of a VC10...
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