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Is there something specific about diesel vs petrol and germ transmission BTW? Wasn’t sure why you split it.

Post-covid we have hand sanitiser in the car so I wouldn’t use disposable gloves when it’s there I guess.

Tyre pressure monitoring, along with daytime running lights (and probably some other stuff) have been mandatory on new cars since about 2012.

Petrol just evaporates if it gets spilt, diesel doesn’t so you tend to get a hand covered in diesel if you don’t use gloves.

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i just tend to put the diesel in the car and not spray it around everywhere

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they don’t have hand gloves here and yes i am sure i am putting diesel in :grinning:

It’s irksome that diesel is named after a person and petrol isn’t

  • Yes, that is irksome
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wileycat, yesterday:

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also invented wine

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tbf I have seen people who manage to do similar to this on forecourts

β€˜Fuel oil’

Mine clicks a lot, definitely before it’s full, probably some minor fault but I’m refusing to acknowledge it as a fault I might have to fix.

In the two years I’ve been driving, I have never filled a car up because I borrow other people’s cars and never come close to running out of petrol on any journey :smiley:

I don’t actually know how to fill a car up.

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just remembered this is a bit of a lie - i’ve β€˜filled up’ twice, but attendants do that for you in Spain, so the fact remains that I’ve never filled up a car myself.

Always assumed this was just a thing in American films/TV.

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FILL HER UP, MUCHACHO

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Do they have a little card machine with them, or do you still have to go into the shop to pay?

have to go into the shop.

the place we go to has a few huge ovens behind the till churning out fresh loaves of bread, so they get you there too.

Get this in Greece too :+1:

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Do Greek ones also double up as bakeries though?

More likely to be a repair shop in my experience…