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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Here in Munich there's a nice man who appears the moment I drive into the forecourt and fills the tank up for me so that my hands will not be contaminated with those nasty fumes. Think this used to happen in the UK too once upon a time, the times Mogg & Co. lust after.
    It's nice isn't it? Probably worth pointing out that the nice man has tasty 100 octane V-Power Racing. Oh, and that we can pay a flat fee for private use of our company car with the fuel included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clearedforlanding View Post
    It's nice isn't it? Probably worth pointing out that the nice man has tasty 100 octane V-Power Racing. Oh, and that we can pay a flat fee for private use of our company car with the fuel included.
    I don't use Shell, most expensive petrol going. What's wrong with Aral 102?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolCat View Post
    depends, if you do this regularly there is a high chance you will end up scratching your car paint, thats the reason I avoid it, I am perfectly able to do it (and have done it in hire cars), but would never do it in my own car
    Pretty much this. And I have had it on some petrol stations where the stupid hose won't reach, so then you look like a moron. The hoses are also filthy in their own right, so I like to avoid wrestling with them to either pull them out of the awful retractable thing, or to try and keep them off the car.

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    I have this super kind of car, I suggest you look at getting one, that goes......... backwards as well as forwards. And due to the assymetric nature of the location of the fuel inlet, it means that you can get the inlet closer to the pump without waiting 10 minutes, or risking a teeny little scratch (that would buff out in under 10 minutes).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance View Post
    I have this super kind of car, I suggest you look at getting one, that goes......... backwards as well as forwards. And due to the assymetric nature of the location of the fuel inlet, it means that you can get the inlet closer to the pump without waiting 10 minutes, or risking a teeny little scratch (that would buff out in under 10 minutes).
    So yeah, I do occasionally do this, but it can't have escaped your notice how insanely small a lot of forecourts are now? I've got two local ones and parking forward of the pump would mean you're blocking people trying to get out or blocking the pump in front. Having the front wing taken off would rather defeat the object of trying not to damage the car.

    And at least one of them refuses outright to turn the pump on if you reverse up, too.

    or risking a teeny little scratch
    Yeah, sorry about giving a tulip about the second most expensive asset I own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    I don't use Shell, most expensive petrol going. What's wrong with Aral 102?
    I have a Shell fuel card supplied by BMW so I guess that influences where I fill up. Aral 102 is lovely, I don't know of any untuned cars that will actually benefit from it, but it is what we use on track.

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    I try to fill up on the correct side (and if you're ever unsure, look at the picture of the petrol pump on your fuel gauge, there'll be an arrow beside it showing which side the filler is on), but it's also not difficult to drive a little bit past the pump so the hose is going round the back of your car, then all you have to do is hold the hose away from the bodywork/rear window, and Robert is married to your aunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    I don't use Shell, most expensive petrol going. What's wrong with Aral 102?
    The don't do go-faster diesel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Castle Cary Fairy View Post
    Saturday. I go to the local Morrisons to get fuel and there's an almighty queue spilling out onto the main carriageway of the road.

    Anyway, 10 minutes later I make it onto the forecourt of the service station to find myself in a queue for one particular side of a line of pumps - there was only one car at the other so I zipped straight in feeling somewhat perplexed by the apparent need of some folks to needlessly be in a queue - though I had my suspicions and these were confirmed by the girl at the till when I went in to pay.

    Yes, they were all in that queue because they were all so freakin' USELESS that they couldn't cope with the situation in which the pump is on the opposite side to the filler cap and obviously didn't have the wherewithal to perform the very simple action of pulling the hose round to the other side of the car
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