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Old 04-30-2014, 11:10 PM   #41
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I just bought my first diesel..........2015 Chevy 2500 LTZ.

I shut down to refuel. I guess my main reason is:

$4.00 per gallon!
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:25 PM   #42
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I shut down to refuel because. ....It's a violation of the fire code not too!!!

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Old 05-04-2014, 12:25 PM   #43
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I shut down to refuel because I used to work in the ICU of a hospital Burn Unit.

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Old 05-04-2014, 06:28 PM   #44
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It's a violation of the fire code not too!!!
I did a quick search and cannot find such a restriction in the Florida Fire Prevention Code, nor in our county Code of Ordinances for Fire Prevention and Protection. I think this used to be more of a problem before the vapor recovery systems on cars. Smoking, static electricity, and old analog cell phones are ways to set off gas vapors, but generally that had to be relatively close to the fill nozzle.

Static electricity is why they tell you to fill portable containers while they are sitting on the ground.
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:14 AM   #45
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now i live in nebraska and the majority of my trips are down to oklahoma and back. i do not shut down while fueling unless i need to run into the station for something. coming off the interstate or hwy my egt's are not below 300* by the time i reach the pumps so i do let it idle to get those temps down as well as coolant and other oils. now when i have my fifthwheel toy hauler i can't pull into the gas pumps so i always stop at truck stops and use the diesel lanes so no worries about gas fumes there. pushing 50 foot long kind of limits myself and many others on filling stations. lol in nebraska most truck stops are right off the exit not down the road a mile or two like most other states but if you are running gauges (like i believe everyone should with diesels) then you can tell where you are on temps once you enter the stations parking lot.
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Old 05-06-2014, 05:32 PM   #46
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Always turn our engine off when filling up. Silly question(or maybe not) : Can the newer diesels fill up from the same pumps as the "big rig" diesel trucks? And, can we use the DEF from the pumps like the big rigs? Just wondering, some of the older Pilot stations can be tight for a 40' fifth wheel. TIA
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:49 PM   #47
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I have a cool down timer. 5 minutes or 350*. There is no external spark source from a diesel to ignite gasoline vapours.
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I don't know about diesel engines but gas engines running with the gas cap off will screw up the computer and an evap code will come up. My question do these diesels have the same type problems.
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I have a cool down timer. 5 minutes or 350*. There is no external spark source from a diesel to ignite gasoline vapours.
I know for my f350 diesel I can buy a fast flow kit for the tank filler tube to fill up at the same pumps the semi's do.
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I don't know about diesel engines but gas engines running with the gas cap off will screw up the computer and an evap code will come up. My question do these diesels have the same type problems.
I don't think the newer ones do but my 1999 f350 doesn't throw a code. the only time I have ever seen my ses light come on is when I hit 30 lbs boost lol it goes off in half a mile and sets no codes the scanner picks up. only happened twice in over two years but still.
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