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When filling up

Is it ok to keep these things running durring fill up?

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i do it all the time.. only once has some one said anything to me.. after we chated he went to his car an started filling it an got right on his cell.. go figure..
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Since gas has a better chance at exploding than diesel does, I fill up with it on. That's my reason. And then just think of all the millions of hours and (i'm sure) billions of gallons of diesel spent while refueling and you never hear of those exploding.



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Diesel isn't even close to being as flammable as gas. I have no trouble keeping it running. I usually do anyways since my guage tends to need to "reset" or it won't read right till I restart.


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Thanks guys. The reason I asked was I didnt know if the foaming or anything like that was bad for pumps. I ALWAYS leave my stuff running. The best is my Mustang. People look at me like Im crazy when its sitting there loud and lumpy! lol

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I leave it running.

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I only turn it off because i dont want to burn the fuel just sitting at idle lol .

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ive only owned GAS before this truck so im used to keeping it off.......... looks like im going to keep it on from now on!!!!!! any down sides to doing this ????

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Not that I can think of. Since gas engines shouldn't be left on, it would probably be best to stay away from the gas pumps. But then again maybe not since we don't use sparks to ignite, just compression.
So probably no down side. The gauge just takes forever to come up.



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Thanks guys. The reason I asked was I didnt know if the foaming or anything like that was bad for pumps. I ALWAYS leave my stuff running. The best is my Mustang. People look at me like Im crazy when its sitting there loud and lumpy! lol

Thanks for the info!

that is not a good idea. Fires have been related to filling a running engine when its unleaded fuel but diesel isn't flammable enough to ignite this way.
a friend of mine caught himself on fire filling a hot lawnmower..it wasn't running, just really hot.

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