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johnkoza

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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:26:01 PM

I always wondered if shaking the hose after the pump shuts off will coax a few more drops of gas out of the low point in the hose. Any opinions?
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 6:42:03 AM

Never........
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DAWGnh
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 6:02:35 AM

no
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mawtaow
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 5:59:40 AM

no
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 5:34:52 AM

No, just wait for remain gas to flow so as not to have run down the side of the car
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contiki
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 6:29:51 AM

no.............
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contiki
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Message Posted: May 25, 2014 7:16:22 AM

Never.........
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: May 24, 2014 5:33:59 AM

No, just wait for gas to drain so it doesn't spill on the side of the car
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shstew
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 11:26:39 AM

Only to prevent spilling
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RunningMan66
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 10:11:43 AM

Yes, but I do it so that the excess doesn't spill
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luvmyrv
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 9:45:00 AM

Yes so it doesn't spill on the car.
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inventorymaster
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 9:30:45 AM

no
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sheba24
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 9:12:55 AM

No
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kishoreCA
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 9:02:09 AM

yes I do - for both reasons - thinking I might get few more last drops and also not to spill any drops outside.
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GustheCat2
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 8:41:34 AM

I shake it so gas doesn't drip on my fender
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contiki
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 6:35:13 AM

No............
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pt88
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Message Posted: May 17, 2014 8:41:13 PM

no
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: May 17, 2014 8:35:13 PM

No
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inventorymaster
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 8:42:56 AM

no
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Selectmart2
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 8:42:23 AM

I lift and shack the hose just to keep it from dripping all over.
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 6:04:02 AM

I don't shake the hose, but I will give the nozzle a small shake/tap to get the last few drops.
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alphanyr
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 1:30:09 PM

ok
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 1:01:12 PM

Not really.
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shstew
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 9:20:44 AM

no
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mawtaow
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 6:21:07 AM

no
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 6:07:45 AM

no
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 5:42:43 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 7:01:27 AM

No...........
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 5:58:40 AM

sometimes
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estroh
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 12:06:47 AM

Nope unless I need to use the "can"
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RadarIN
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 6:57:22 AM

no
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mawtaow
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 6:55:46 AM

yes
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Maxer105
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 6:38:18 AM

No, can't pump your own gas in NJ.
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cv
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 6:33:40 AM

Yeah, but it seems to do little good.
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 5:20:00 AM

yes
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Grizzly1505
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 5:04:50 AM

@lablib
how much you think you would short the next guy if that is even the case??
your statement is plain ridiculous.....
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 5:02:11 AM

no
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Lablib
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 3:40:19 AM

If you stop the pump and then squeeze the handle and shake the hose you can get a little more gas. However you are stealing gas that you did not pay for and shorting the next guy to use that pump. And who do you think hears about it from the guy getting shorted? That is right the poor attendant behind the checkout. Stop it, it just plain rude.
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Godozo
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 9:51:59 PM

No reason to. Most of the pumps out there are set up to allow only a few drops after shutting off.
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Maxer105
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 5:51:03 AM

no
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Glasman
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 5:18:52 AM

"you can shake it-you can beat it- you can bang it- but you gotta put it a way before the last drop will fall !
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dfp609
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 5:05:00 AM

Not unless I am putting the gas into a can.
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estroh
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 12:13:08 AM

Nope unless I need to use the "can"
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DAWGnh
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 7:55:13 AM

no
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tcalve
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 5:09:32 PM

I try to empty the hose a best as possible so that gas doesnt drip on the car, my shoes, cloths.
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estroh
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2014 12:35:59 AM

Nope
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 8:25:19 AM

Lift the bend and empty the hose as you take the nossel out. Keeps gas from dripping on your fender and ruining the paint.
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Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 8:16:39 AM

Not most of the time.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 7:58:58 AM

just like in the bathroom.
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 7:56:54 AM

I paid for it, why not?
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 7:36:43 AM

I don't believe spilled gas will eat paint. First the engineers probably test this very scenario. Dribbling gas on test painted car fenders.

Second I recently debadged my car, removing all the dealer stickers and factory emblems. I used one of the nastiest chemicals available to do this. Plus rubbing the stickons with a cotton rag. I was uneasy doing this, expecting the paint to come off. Or at least discolor.

Nope, not even the clear coat was affected.
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