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Getting gas - why so difficult


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In Oregon, we are not allowed to pump our own gas. Sometime in the past someone was pumping their own gas and probably smoking a cigar and burned themselves up - alas, the law.

Well, we have gas attendants who come and pump your gas, but they just can't figure out how to fill my car up because the intake isn't modern. You'd think that I'm not the only 70s car on the road and that they'd know how to do this.

Any thoughts?

Happy Turkey day.

Brett

'71 02

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another state that protects us from ourselves at the gas pump.

Give the pump monkey your best scowl and in a gruff voice admonish: "Don't slop gas all over the paint!"

That, coupled with a weird car that doesn't have the gas cap under a door somewhere, has worked for me everytime.

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i heard about your Oregonian problem( preparing myself to deal with it when i drive up to see you all soon). I would just " nicely assist" the attendant, by showing him the initial insertion position and standing there to catch the dribbles when he relaxes.diverts his attention from the gun and the run out begins. At least the law is "job security" for gas station attendants. I have not seen another era car that has such a radical bend in the neck. Most of the cars I usually have to fight the license plate to keep it from snapping back up! Good luck, keep the area under the fill hole well waxed and have a rag ready for your "helper".

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I always get out of the car, watch the station attendent attempt to even get the nozzle in the hole and then politely say, I'll just do it. I've learned to pick a station that has slower pumps, that way you can dribble the gas in. I did see one station that had a device that slipped over the nozzle and pushed the vacuum hose back. That was pretty slick. He had an 02 as well. Keep a rag handy. See you at the next meeting.

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the spring loaded condoms. The Shell station on SW 4th has the long old style nozzels. You have to get of the car too and watch the attendants (this also keeps them from leaning on your car - that always pisses me off). With our cars your pretty much always have to hold the nozzel in. If they are busy offer to hold it for them.

I travel into Washington a lot and always fill up there. Gas is always a little bit cheaper and I get to pump my own gas.

-Jason

72 tundra tii

72 agave 2002

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I always get gas at the 76 on Interstate and Killingsworth. The only problem they have is trying to operate my original locking gas cap, which I do for them anyway. They now how to pump gas into my 02 and they haven't dripped on my paint in a long ass time. Also if they're busy they let me fill it up so they can get the other cars. Besides all that they are consistently one of the cheapest gas stations in town....

Ryan

68 02

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policy to provide jobs for older residents. When I'm in Portland/Gresham I drive over the bridge to Washington so I don't get into a fist-fight with an attendent. I pump my own in Oregon whether they like it or not if I need fuel once I fill in Yreka. I found a Texaco in Eugene that didn't seem to care late at night and planned my stop there every time. Any of you Portland '02ers listen to my buddy Uncle Mort on KBOO on Mondays from 3-5pm?

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I just brought home my first 2002 on Monday (1974)... after reading this I'm a little worried about fillin' her up and keeping the gas on the inside of the car. I only know of the condom type nozzles here in the Bay area... I'd love some suggestions to keep from spilling. THANKS!

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If you ask nicely, they'll usually let you do it yourself. BTW, if you live in the beaverton area, the Fred Meyer's on Walker is the CHEAPEST :o

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go slow, real slow. It can be done cleanly even with full condom nozzle guns, but PITB( back) to do. Chevron( the best gas for 02) has stations with just the little rubber guard in some locations. good luck.

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I know what you mean. I sometimes have to get out of my car and show the attendant how to hold the nozzle. The problem stems from the fuel nozzels being reduced in size to accomidate the lead free fuel fillers that was mandated by the goverment. you would think that someone would come out with an adapter that would work on older cars. G

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