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badattitude December 17th, 2016 5:32pm

Did you know that getting back in your car while refueling can blow you up? Especially in the winter when it's really dry and staticky.

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croopertrooper Greater Cincinnati Area
12/19/16 11:19 am

Yep, I've always been paranoid about that. I always make sure to touch the outside of my car a bunch. Apparently that helps with the static?

613dimples New York
12/17/16 11:32 pm

What about all those who who get gas in New Jersey, where they pump the gas for you? This can happen even if the engine is off?

badattitude no place like home
12/18/16 8:52 pm

It can, but unless the gas pumper gets in your car and back out it won't build up a charge that way. Most states except Oregon and New Jersey let you pump your own gas. But people, mostly women get back in their cars to stay warm. They build up a charge from the vehicle then when they touch the pump handle it sparks. Like when you touch the shopping cart. The spark discharges in the vapors of the pump handle.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
12/17/16 6:43 pm

I don't believe it.

Anyway, I drive a diesel. I can leave the engine running and sit wherever I want.

badattitude no place like home
12/18/16 8:54 pm

Right. No ignition. No spark. Besides it really difficult to light diesel that way.