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Old May 27th, 2002, 17:30   #46
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I was filling up my TDi at a time when diesel prices were very much below gasoline prices.

The owner comes running out of the station yelling at me & telling me to stop, that I'm pumping diesel. I tell him it's okay, the car runs on diesel. He tells me that people with gassers were buying diesel because it was cheaper and then he had to send a tow truck out to get them when the car wouldn't run.
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Old May 27th, 2002, 18:01   #47
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I pulled into a station in Upsala Ontario this winter. Don't bother getting a map out it probably ain't on it.
Anyways there is only one diesel fuel pump and I look at the price and think geez that's cheap! about .50c a liter, it's probably crap but what the heck! I'm pumping away and an OPP (Ontario Provincial Police Officer) slides up to me and says ....... sir do you know that fuel is only for off road use? Huh? He points to the little decal on the fuel cabinet that I hadn't noticed until now!
Well I'm red and tell him... Gosh I'm sorry I never seen that decal officer and I stop pumping and go and pay , he smiles and says he's got a TDI too and he made the same mistake when he got his Jetta. Whew!!! No jail no big fine. We chat for a few moments and he tells me how much he loves his and I tell him how much I love mine bla bla.
You meet the nicest folks driven TDI's
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Old May 27th, 2002, 18:15   #48
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I have a few tales of pump-filling mayhem.

The wierdest one: I was filling up at the nearest Amoco with no.2 fuel, which is on the borderline of a rough neighborhood/ghetto. There are always folks walkin about and I wouldnt go there at night honestly. So I am pumping fuel one day and this rather drunk looking older man comes stumbling across the street and stops and looks at me, meanwhile I have my "no I don't have any change today, sorry" comment ready, as usual, when he goes "that a Diesel?" I reply, "yeah!".. he says, "how's it on the highway?" This is where I go into the speel about the torque and how wonderful it is. He says, "I'm 'unna get me one of them." I said, "cool!" lol. I wished him good tidings and luck on finding a good'un. I figure the guy used to be a truck driver and missed the whole thing.. ya know.

And then the charming little moment story: I was travelling cross-country with my girlfriend at the time and was not carefully monitoring how much fuel I had left, when beeeeeep, the light cuts on and I drive quite a ways till I see a station. Whew! I thought, and go in, and they say their pump is out of order and the nearest station is "a few miles down the road" in some town. So, with no other choice, I baby the car down the highway till the turnoff, and start going quite a ways from the highway into this SMAAALLL town. I think, at the station, was a good percentage of it's population. It was so southern it hurt (lousiana.) I pull in, and feel like I had just gone back in time.. a black fellow walks up to the car and I tell him to fill it up with Diesel, meanwhile there are old white men inside and one very old black man just sitting by the fan.. one was actually fanning himself with something.. classic! I walk in to pay and the old black man asks "they got a diesel in somethin' that small now?" I smiled and said, "yep!" He, as well as the rest of the station, and I, had quite a moment right then. Kinda like a "awww, shucks, that's so neat" kind of a moment. <tear in eye> He asked what kinda mileage I got, and I told him. Walked out, tipped the very nice man who filled it up (who lit up like a christmas tree when I handed him the money and bowed saying thank ya, thank ya (I mean jeez, I felt like I was in the 19th century or something.) Then I started it up, smiled at my girl and said, "that was so nice" and drove off, weeping willows all around. The whole thing felt like I was some alien visitor landing in my UFO and asking for directions. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Old May 27th, 2002, 18:36   #49
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I ran over my head with my own car at a gas station just off I95 in Jacksonville, Florida once. Luckily it only happened once. That was back in the summer of '77. I'll bet the guys that were pumping gas at the time are still telling that story.

But my car was a '71 Karmann Ghia convertible. A gasser of coarse so the story doesn't belong here. It is somewhere back in the archives though if you want a good laugh.
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Old May 27th, 2002, 19:07   #50
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No Lie! Filling up, the man next to me at the gas pump with a "Detroit Drednaught" remarks " you'll be sorry you bought a diesel car! My brother had an OLDSMOBILE DIESEL and it "blew up" after only 60,000 miles! How long can a diesel last in a little foreign job like that?"
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Old May 27th, 2002, 20:10   #51
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I don't have much choice for diesel in Central PA. I use the Sheetz station. It has two diesel pumps off to the side. However, it is right next to the air pressure station. So, the gassers pull right up and don't leave me enough room to fill up.

I have a procedure that involves latex gloves, fuel additive, and I always check the mileage and oil level. So, this takes time. The gassers that pull up to fill their tires get made. So, I always allow enough room for them.
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Old May 27th, 2002, 20:36   #52
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...I baby the car down the highway till the turnoff, and start going quite a ways from the highway into this SMAAALLL town. I think, at the station, was a good percentage of it's population. It was so southern it hurt (lousiana.) I pull in, and feel like I had just gone back in time.. a black fellow walks up to the car and I tell him to fill it up with Diesel, meanwhile there are old white men inside and one very old black man just sitting by the fan.. one was actually fanning himself with something.. classic! I walk in to pay and the old black man asks "they got a diesel in somethin' that small now?" I smiled and said, "yep!" He, as well as the rest of the station, and I, had quite a moment right then. Kinda like a "awww, shucks, that's so neat" kind of a moment. <tear in eye> He asked what kinda mileage I got, and I told him. Walked out, tipped the very nice man who filled it up (who lit up like a christmas tree when I handed him the money and bowed saying thank ya, thank ya (I mean jeez, I felt like I was in the 19th century or something.) Then I started it up, smiled at my girl and said, "that was so nice" and drove off, weeping willows all around...
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">This sounds like a great idea for a new TDI commercial. [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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Old May 27th, 2002, 21:25   #53
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These stories are so fuuny please keep them coming. I don't own a TDI, instead I have a 1987 Mercedes Diesel but since they are so common no one looks twice at me when I fill up with fuel. The only thing that happened to me when I filled up one time at our local Citgo station I just started pupming (the pump is located between 2 gas pums so needless to say I ended up blocking one of them)this lady pulls up in the Chevy Suburban and gets out to tell me that I'm blocking the pump so I tell her " That I'm pumping diesel" Her reply " I didn't know they had diesel here" I said "Most people don't", which is true I can't tell you how many times I have to wait on people that are puping gas at the only pump that has diesel when there are 6 other available pumps waiting to be used.
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Old May 28th, 2002, 04:51   #54
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Not a diesel story but fits in with the reply referencing the "oil crisis" of the 70's. My dad was waiting in a gas line for 2 hours to get his $2 every other day allotment of fuel ... got in line at 4 AM. The line moved forward and as he started his car to pull forward another car came out of nowhere and cut in front of him in line. Now my dad has a saying ... "Don't get mad, get even." He went to the rear of his car, removed his LOCKING gas cap ... and installed it on the car that cut into line ... then left. Bet that other driver was ticked off when he got up to the pump!
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Old May 28th, 2002, 09:46   #55
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Hi all! Keep these stories rolling in! They're great...........and I thought I'd only get one or two replies!!!!!!!!!!
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Old June 7th, 2002, 15:17   #56
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This one may not belong here and its not that funny but...Thousands and thousands of years ago one of the first jobs budding new ChemEs get is to test fuel. Their standard tools are a sample bomb and a bomb calorimeter. The guys at the airport generally fill it up, look and say “Yeah, it’s the right color, Let ‘er rip.” Well, guess what after years and years of this routine suddenly the people at the airport locks these now middle aged ChemEs up for what? A bomb? More than 1 bomb? Well these two guys have been certifying safe aviation for the past several years at the same airport and now you’ve got them locked up? Now you don’t want them to call a sample bomb a sample bomb or a bomb calorimeter a bomb calorimeter anymore.
People are sooo STUPID.

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This one may not belong here and its not that funny but...Thousands and thousands of years ago one of the first jobs budding new ChemEs get is to test fuel. Their standard tools are a sample bomb and a bomb calorimeter. The guys at the airport generally fill it up, look and say “Yeah, it’s the right color, Let ‘er rip.” Well, guess what after years and years of this routine suddenly the people at the airport locks these now middle aged ChemEs up for what? A bomb? More than 1 bomb? Well these two guys have been certifying safe aviation for the past several years at the same airport and now you’ve got them locked up? Now you don’t want them to call a sample bomb a sample bomb or a bomb calorimeter a bomb calorimeter anymore.
People are sooo STUPID.
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Old June 8th, 2002, 22:00   #58
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Was leaving Atlantic City this morning and I stopped at the Sunoco on the AC expressway. Two foriegn guys working the station, almost pooped their pants when I pulled up to the diesel pump. They kept telling me to pull up further and I didn't want to put diesel in my car.(the diesel pump was in the middle of the island away from the other 2 sets of pump) I flicked the fuel door open switch and they looked at the inside of the lid, and after about 10 seconds of dragging their jaws on the floor of the station they asked me if I wanted to fill it, cash credit etc. I said yea, and let me top it off. (I had my doubts these guys knew of the venting trick) They said that was the quietest diesel they have ever heard in their life. Then they went on talking in their native language, and by the way they were gesturing I am guessing it was a conversation about my car. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

Little side note was talking with a friend mines grandfather (their family owns a dealership that sells all GM vehicles) He was talking about his Denali and how the thing guzzles gas. As a joke we tabbed up roughly what he spent on gas for 5000 miles of driving versus what I spent in 5000 miles of driving. My number was around $130 while his was around $425. I know apples to oranges but still money makes it all relative [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

He also mentioned how GM screwed up big time with diesel and probably single-handedly put the market back on those cars about 20 years. I agree...
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Old June 9th, 2002, 21:46   #59
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The other day I was fueling up at the truckstop near my house, and I had some guy, who had the audacity to tell me "Sir, do you know that you are using a diesel pump"...sheesh [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

So I had a license plate frame made that said the name of my favorite website (www.tdiclub.com) on the top: And at the bottom it says "Yes It's a........DIESEL!!!!!!! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

BTW thank you Fred for this great forum [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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The owner comes running out of the station yelling at me & telling me to stop, that I'm pumping diesel. I tell him it's okay, the car runs on diesel. He tells me that people with gassers were buying diesel because it was cheaper and then he had to send a tow truck out to get them when the car wouldn't run.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">What a bunch of ignorant SOB's [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

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Old June 10th, 2002, 11:08   #60
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Was leaving Atlantic City this morning and I stopped at the Sunoco on the AC expressway. Two foriegn guys working the station, almost pooped their pants when I pulled up to the diesel pump...
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I was at the same place just outside of AC on the turnpike and an Amercican born 50ish gas station attendant, said TDI!! He proceeded to let me fill up my car using the venting technique, I just got 2 gal in the car, otherwise only $.50, since I was topping off my 100% biodiesel mixture.
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