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What causes more air pollution, tailpipe emissions or pump slobs spilling gasoline?
 

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Re: What causes more air pollution, tailpipe emissions or pump slobs spilling gasoline? (tjl)

Both combined

kidding, i would say the slobs spilling gas, since that wasted gas could have moved a car a couple of blocks.
 

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Re: What causes more air pollution, tailpipe emissions or pump slobs spilling gasoline? (Golfotron)

i would like to know too... i would also like to know that if people didnt spill how much more gas we would have... making the price cheaper...
 

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Re: What causes more air pollution, tailpipe emissions or pump ... (BLKonBLKMKVGTI)

I know before I fill up my car, I pour a gallon out for mah hommies...
 

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Re: What causes more air pollution, tailpipe emissions or pump ... (Huckvw)

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I know before I fill up my car, I pour a gallon out for mah hommies...

this made me smile. lol
 

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Re: What causes more air pollution, tailpipe emissions or pump ... (PimpMyRide)

Nobody pollutes at a gas station quite like Emil from Robocop.
I'd say tailpipes, overall... how many pump slobs are there doing the porn-star finish on their tank fillups?
 

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Re: What causes more air pollution, tailpipe emissions or pump slobs spilling gasoline? (tjl)

I first read the thread title as "...or plump slobs spilling gasoline?" and thought 'This is gonna be awesome....'
Ah well.
 

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It's a valid question.

Evaporative emissions, as anyone whose car has thrown a CEL for a loose gas cap can tell you, are a big part of the auto industry's efforts to reduce emissions. Gas being rather volatile (vaporizes quickly), a splash of spilled gas makes its way into the atmosphere right quick.
On a MY2007 or 2008 vehicle, you'd probably cause more damage by spilling gas than you would driving from your house to the gas station. However, we've still got old vehicles with minimal/no emissions control, and brainless mouthbreathing sacks of inbred selfish **** running without cat converters on the road, so spillage is probably a tertiary environmental concern.

In my limited travels in Europe it seemed that most fuel pumps had a plastic sheath surrounding the nozzle. Does anyone know if this is done to capture vapor while fueling?



Modified by jebglx at 4:29 PM 10-30-2007
 

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Re: (Wellington P Funk)

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and brainless mouthbreathing sacks of inbred selfish **** running without cat converters on the road

I think I'm going to go let both my cars idle overnight, that way they'll be warmer in the morning.


Modified by jebglx at 4:30 PM 10-30-2007
 

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I think I'm going to go let both my cars idle overnight, that way they'll be warmer in the morning.


Idling car + closed garage door = you won't even feel the cold tomorrow morning!
 

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Re: (Wellington P Funk)

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In my limited travels in Europe it seemed that most fuel pumps had a plastic sheath surrounding the nozzle. Does anyone know if this is done to capture vapor while fueling?


If they're anything like the plastic sheaths I've seen in my not-so-limited-travels here in the city of my birth, then, yes, that's exactly what they're for. Vapor recovery system.
 

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The ratio is something like every spilled gallon of gasoline gives off as many unburned hydrocarbons as driving a modern car 10,000 miles.
Give or take.

Wow!
Now there's a testament to modern emissions control!
 
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I'm sitting here wondering how the hell anyone can spill gas in the first place? The pump handles on modern pumps work pretty damn well, to the point where some of them are a PITA to use because they're too sensitive.
While spillage is obvioulsy a bad thing...how much of it really goes on at a modern gas station? Even if you top off and get a spurt out of the tank, it's probably less than a couple of ounces at most.
 

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In the New Jersey driver's manual it says to be careful when filling your tank not to spill gas, because it wastes gas.
It also says not to speed through red lights.
 

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I'm sitting here wondering how the hell anyone can spill gas in the first place? The pump handles on modern pumps work pretty damn well, to the point where some of them are a PITA to use because they're too sensitive.

When the pump clicks off, there are still usually a few drops of gasoline that can dribble out. Its this that makes me wait a couple of seconds after the pump shuts off so I don't spill on my paint. I have seen several fill up their cars and after pump click-off, just yank the nozzle out spilling those last couple of drops. Get enough people doing this and it can add up really fast.
 

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The air (in the LA basin at least) coming out the tail of a PZEV car is cleaner than when it came it. I heard it on NPR and from Jeremy Clarkson, so it must be correct.
 
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