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.
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?
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?
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.
I don't believe it.
Anyway, I drive a diesel. I can leave the engine running and sit wherever I want.
Right. No ignition. No spark. Besides it really difficult to light diesel that way.
I knew that.