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      11-21-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
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Pumping Gas Issues

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I am just curious if I am the only one affected by this, but here goes. When filling up on Gas, I usually use the gas lock so that it can continue to pump while I sit inside the car until it tops off. However, I notice with the M3, the gas lock disengages prior to fill up. It is quite annoying and was wondering if anyone has found a solution to this? It cold outside and I would prefer to sit inside with heated seats
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      11-21-2011, 02:26 PM   #2
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Never had this problem...

Make sure the nozzle is sitting snug inside your tank and not hanging halfway out or something. You need to be close enough to the pump and at the right angle so that the nozzle is straight and pushed in all of the way. If it is twisted or hanging halfway out, not only can you cause a spill, but you'll probably have issues filling.

Is it really that cold in California?
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It happens sometimes at a particular gas station / pump. I always had issue w/ Chevron with my Cayman S. I recently had issue with Shell with the M3. If you know which pump is the issue just avoid it. Otherwise you need to adjust the nozzle a bit, sometimes pulling it out more helps and if that doesn't try to twist it a bit at an angle (opposite of what Templar said). You are most likely going to need to stay outside when this happens.
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I would say stay outside the car because you can pick up static from inside and release it when going to remove the pump and boom cars up in flames... But I too have noticed that it sometimes stops halfway
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I would say stay outside the car because you can pick up static from inside and release it when going to remove the pump and boom cars up in flames...
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Yes, I see this issue at one Chevron station in my town. Have to hold the nozzle at a steeper angle than it naturally sits when left alone.
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It happens sometimes at a particular gas station / pump. I always had issue w/ Chevron with my Cayman S. I recently had issue with Shell with the M3. If you know which pump is the issue just avoid it. Otherwise you need to adjust the nozzle a bit, sometimes pulling it out more helps and if that doesn't try to twist it a bit at an angle (opposite of what Templar said). You are most likely going to need to stay outside when this happens.
Guess it's different for everyone. I didn't have the issue on my M3, but did on my other car. It was because I was a bit too far away from the pump and at a funny angle, so the nozzle wasn't completely in the right way. When it stopped pumping I turned the car on and noticed it wasn't completely full. I stopped, went back, pulled closer and pushed the nozzle in the right way so it wasn't hanging out funny. It filled it completely and was good to go.
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My problems are more like using a full tank every weekend.
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I would say stay outside the car because you can pick up static from inside and release it when going to remove the pump and boom cars up in flames... But I too have noticed that it sometimes stops halfway


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My problems are more like using a full tank every weekend.
I've got the same exact problem... You think I should take it to the dealer and see what's up?! Will it be covered under warranty?!
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Okay, so it's probably the pumps fault. Yes this doesn't happen at all stations, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I guess, I'll suck it up and stand outside...oh the price I pay to drive an M3.

and static charge? I have leather seats. I can see that happening if I had cloth seats.
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Okay, so it's probably the pumps fault. Yes this doesn't happen at all stations, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I guess, I'll suck it up and stand outside...oh the price I pay to drive an M3.
I had the same thing happen to me at a Shell... I just adjusted how the nozzle was situated and it was all good.

and I NEVER leave the pump unattended... maybe I'm a dork but I stand there with my hand on it the whole time.
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and static charge? I have leather seats. I can see that happening if I had cloth seats.
sorry i'm bored. thought it would be funny. Glad you caught on lol.
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What a thread .... I love this forum

There should be a suggestion box on the gas station so you can make a suggestion to provide chairs since filling the tank is so stressful and we need to sit down while pumping gas ... and not to forget to have a phone near by so we can call the banker to arrange a loan for the gas bill we just inherited ....



All joking aside ... why would you need to take refuge in your car in California? are your winters that cold? Ever been to Canada in the winter time -40 C = also -40 F ... people pump gas and mind the nozzle since it often stops due to back pressure from the tank. To prevent stoppage one needs to hold the nozzle in a certain way/position to let the air/back pressure escape.
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      11-21-2011, 05:34 PM   #14
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[All joking aside ... why would you need to take refuge in your car in California? are your winters that cold? Ever been to Canada in the winter time -40 C = also -40 F ... people pump gas and mind the nozzle since it often stops due to back pressure from the tank. To prevent stoppage one needs to hold the nozzle in a certain way/position to let the air/back pressure escape.[/quote]

We californians are spoiled. Anything below 60 is damn cold. And usually in the mornings it's in the 50s where I live. So, trying to save myself from the cold. Plus I am trying to live up to my D*bag image pumping gas in shorts and sunglasses when cold and dark outside.
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[All joking aside ... why would you need to take refuge in your car in California? are your winters that cold? Ever been to Canada in the winter time -40 C = also -40 F ... people pump gas and mind the nozzle since it often stops due to back pressure from the tank. To prevent stoppage one needs to hold the nozzle in a certain way/position to let the air/back pressure escape.

We californians are spoiled. Anything below 60 is damn cold. And usually in the mornings it's in the 50s where I live. So, trying to save myself from the cold. Plus I am trying to live up to my D*bag image pumping gas in shorts and sunglasses when cold and dark outside.
Well my friend be a man put on some trousers and a jacket pump your gas while you manoeuvre the nozzle so that all the air/back pressure escapes the tank and the pump does not stop ... and for havens sake take off them sun glasses when it's dark outside ...

Happy and safe motoring always
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I had the same thing happen to me at a Shell... I just adjusted how the nozzle was situated and it was all good.

and I NEVER leave the pump unattended... maybe I'm a dork but I stand there with my hand on it the whole time.
You and me both. I even go one step further...when I pull the nozzle out, I put paper towels under it so it can't drip on my paint!
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You and me both. I even go one step further...when I pull the nozzle out, I put paper towels under it so it can't drip on my paint!
And if someone ask you "you be doing it right"

Most gas stations have a sign saying "Do not leave pump unattended" further ... using that paper towel is super since gas will eventually penetrate the paint and the paint will start to bubble then rust looks terrible ... so you are doing some preventative maintenance

Well Done I say
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YAY!! Thanks Rolf! I thought some of you guys were going to flame me for my paper towel habit! Turns out I'm doing the right thing.
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My dad owns 4 gas stations so I think I can answer your question lol

If the nozzle is not tightly compressed against the against the car it'll shut off immediately. It's another requirement the government put on all nozzle manufacturers.

Just make sure its nice and snug...if not, it's the nozzles problem(maybe you've tried another station)....idk
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So, trying to save myself from the cold. Plus I am trying to live up to my D*bag image pumping gas in shorts and sunglasses when cold and dark outside.
My guess, this is not especially challenging for you.
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Hi guys,
I am just curious if I am the only one affected by this, but here goes. When filling up on Gas, I usually use the gas lock so that it can continue to pump while I sit inside the car until it tops off. However, I notice with the M3, the gas lock disengages prior to fill up. It is quite annoying and was wondering if anyone has found a solution to this? It cold outside and I would prefer to sit inside with heated seats
Dude, you are in the bay area and you want to keep warm inside your car with heated seats?

Wow.
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My dad owns 4 gas stations so I think I can answer your question
Well I own 4 cars and my dad owns 5 I have not seen my dad in 6 months but I think I can still use his car count. So if anyone has any car questions let me know I should be able to set you straight. Also I really know my stuff when it comes to tires because between the two of us we have 36 tires not even counting spares or winter sets.
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