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 Do you diesel guys pump fuel with gloves?
DieselRob  [Member]
5/19/2013 1:02:36 PM
This is my first diesel, 13' golf TDI, haven't even had a chance to pump my first tank of diesel as it's still on the factory fill up

On the various forums, some people talk about pumping diesel with gloves due to the smell, lack of evaporation, rough on skin so on and so forth...

I would have never thought about such a thing, I've pumped diesel a couple times into commercial vehicles(straight trucks/motor coaches) and it was a non issue

Does anyone here do that? Short of the smell, is there any real reasons to use gloves?
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jaw187  [Team Member]
5/19/2013 1:05:31 PM
I have pumped diesel for 20 some years with no problems. If it makes you feel better then get a pair of gloves
Firefinder37  [Team Member]
5/19/2013 1:06:23 PM
Move to Oregon, it is illegal to pump your own fuel there. Problem solved.
BillofRights  [Team Member]
5/19/2013 1:07:05 PM
No, that's for metro-pussies. But, it's a very good idea to use a paper towel, and make sure you don't get any splash on the shoes and pants.

Also, be sure to use a fuel additive if you live in an area where it gets cold in the winter.
Essayons  [Team Member]
5/19/2013 1:08:52 PM
Originally Posted By jaw187:
I have pumped diesel for 20 some years with no problems. If it makes you feel better then get a pair of gloves


This. I've had a TDI since 2000 and have only gotten enough Diesel on my hands at the pump to notice (feel or smell) two or three times in all that time.

Krautling  [Member]
5/19/2013 1:12:47 PM
The Diesel is supposed to go in the tank, it´s not for washing your hands.

Just try to act like a non retard while pumping and you won´t have any of those sissyboy problems.

I mean really, what level of retarded must one reach to even be able to soil himself with diesel while pumping? I reckon it´s possible, but really....
DieselRob  [Member]
5/19/2013 1:19:36 PM
Sheesh

Just spurring some conversation, all the times I've pumped diesel into a CMV, it's been a non issue with no glove. What peaked my interest is all these various car forums where people do use them.
Stiles1410  [Member]
5/19/2013 1:21:30 PM
No most guys I see doing that drive power strokes
Andrewh  [Member]
5/19/2013 1:21:36 PM
typically I have only seen trashed fuel pumps like that at the highway stops. big trucker fill ups splashing back on the handles, I guess, or just old leaky ones.

newer in town ones get very little traffic. enough to make me wonder sometimes about turn over of the fuel.
DuraToTheMax  [Team Member]
5/19/2013 1:22:49 PM
My dream girl is Kate Upton doused in diesel scented perfume.
DieselRob  [Member]
5/19/2013 1:23:51 PM
Originally Posted By Stiles1410:
No most guys I see doing that drive power strokes


Almost ended up in a Ford, I traded in my 2500HD chevy 6.0 but at the end of the day, I couldn't justify all that extra cost/maintenance when I no longer haul/tow.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my Golf, and all the torque in a 2.0L engine but 800+ torque would have been down right nasty. I needed fuel economy as my commute to work was killing me on gas. I had spent $300+ in 2 WEEKS, I was working just to get to work.


Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:
My dream girl is Kate Upton doused in diesel scented perfume.


Seabee_Mech  [Team Member]
5/19/2013 1:25:08 PM
I use gloves at the trucks stops when filling my big truck, the high flow pumps tend to splatter/spray when people top their tanks off. The pump handles are usually covered in diesel, without using gloves you wind up with it on your door handles, steering wheel etc. The smell tends to linger.

When filling my P/U at the auto fuel island it's usually not an issue.
DieselRob  [Member]
5/19/2013 1:27:06 PM
Originally Posted By Seabee_Mech:
I use gloves at the trucks stops when filling my big truck, the high flow pumps tend to splatter/spray when people top their tanks off. The pump handles are usually covered in diesel, without using gloves you wind up with it on your door handles, steering wheel etc. The smell tends to linger.

When filling my P/U at the auto fuel island it's usually not an issue.


That's kind of what I figured, I travel some, I may key a pair in the off chance I am over the road and the only diesel pump available are those.
DeadSled  [Member]
5/19/2013 3:57:39 PM
Originally Posted By DieselRob:
Originally Posted By Seabee_Mech:
I use gloves at the trucks stops when filling my big truck, the high flow pumps tend to splatter/spray when people top their tanks off. The pump handles are usually covered in diesel, without using gloves you wind up with it on your door handles, steering wheel etc. The smell tends to linger.

When filling my P/U at the auto fuel island it's usually not an issue.


That's kind of what I figured, I travel some, I may key a pair in the off chance I am over the road and the only diesel pump available are those.


I had gloves in my semi for fueling, pulling pins and sliding tandems. My dodge I just use paper towel if the pumps are nasty which they tend to get with the high flow pumps
LoganSackett  [Team Member]
5/19/2013 4:00:32 PM
I never bothered with my TDI.
TOTHEMAX  [Team Member]
5/19/2013 4:26:51 PM
No, I never use gloves. Some people may to avoid the diesel smell on their hands but it doesn't bother me.
BlueMR2  [Member]
5/19/2013 4:37:16 PM
Never considered using gloves on the few occasions I pumped diesel. If anything, I found diesel to be less obnoxious than gasoline. Also, if you're getting it all over your hands, you're not doing it quite right... :-)
Blackmore  [Team Member]
5/19/2013 4:59:25 PM
Originally Posted By DieselRob:
Sheesh

Just spurring some conservation, all the times I've pumped diesel into a CMV, it's been a non issue with no glove. What peaked my interest is all these various car forums where people do use them.


If you're getting it on your hands, you're not conserving it.



I see places here - but more often in Europe - where they have those vinyl food prep gloves available at the pump.

1badf350  [Team Member]
5/28/2013 8:30:34 AM
Originally Posted By Stiles1410:
No most guys I see doing that drive power strokes


chase237  [Team Member]
5/28/2013 9:27:24 AM
If you are searching car forums regarding a VW you will most likely cross paths with the emasculated lady boys, old hippies, and hipsters. The gloves go on for everything from taking out the trash to washing the car. Makes no sense to me but to each his own.

FWIW, there are a lot of folks who use gloves when cleaning their firearms.
d16man  [Team Member]
5/28/2013 9:33:40 AM
My dad has been running diesel for 30+ years now, never worn gloves (neither did I when I drove his vehicles). Never had to wear gloves. There is something about that smell though that gets you started on the right foot.....
Krochus  [Member]
5/28/2013 11:59:55 AM
I wrench on electric motors and driven equipment that range from 20hp shit pumps to 2000+ hp mill motors.

Depending on how nasty what I'm working on is I may wear rubber gloves to work on something. But to fuel my truck. Pffft! Diesel would be about the cleanest most sanitary thing I might encounter that day.
NathanL  [Team Member]
5/28/2013 2:51:18 PM
Normally I don't. If I am going somewhere special and I have on nice clothes I have a pair I keep right in the top of the toolbox that I can grab and use. Do this maybe once or twice a year. Some places are worse than others. Depends on local regulations as well as to wether you can use the deal in the pump to hold it open, some places they force you to stand there and hold it open which I never use.
Krochus  [Member]
5/28/2013 7:00:47 PM
I pondered this thread and think I may have come up with an underlying and unneeded (some say bad) habit that may be leading to all the glove wearing.

It's a pet peeve of mine too FWIW but stuffing a tank to get every last drop you can is likely the root cause of all these fueled up hands. I mean how are you gonna get diesel on your hands when you lock the pump on at the second to last notch (truck fuel stations in a passenger vehicle) and walk away till it clicks off?

I haven't bothered to verify if true but I had always been told that tank stuffing is hard on your EVAP system or at the very least leads to fuel spillage and erratic mpg figures.
apf383  [Member]
5/28/2013 8:24:09 PM
No gloves.
simmyqux  [Member]
5/29/2013 12:04:09 AM
Well I'm a farmer and I have pumped thousands of gallons of diesel. The only time I wear gloves is if I'm greasing
equipment while I'm waiting for the fuel tank to fill.

Never ever when just fueling a vehicle. I would probably equate glove wearing to sitting down to pee on the Nancy Boy
scale.
Gulftanker  [Member]
5/29/2013 12:11:59 AM
It never even crossed my mind to use gloves. Been filling my Cummins for years, and my Abrams before that.

A little diesel on the hands just adds flavor to the next meal you eat!
AKJEFF  [Member]
5/29/2013 12:20:48 AM
Yes, I got tired of getting grease diesel on my hands. The smell doesn't go away easily.
Hahns10mm  [Member]
5/29/2013 2:32:27 AM
Originally Posted By Firefinder37:
Move to Oregon, it is illegal to pump your own fuel there. Problem solved.

It's actually legal to pump your own diesel, but most pump attendants will tell you otherwise.
us-kiwi  [Team Member]
5/29/2013 2:54:35 AM
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I always wear gloves. Wait till you have a high pressure nozzle jump out of the tank and start spraying fuel everywhere at 30+gal/min.

Or just the back splash out of the tank will make your hands stink for a day until the next shower.

Besides the lot lizards don't like the smell. Just ask Dusty_C.

biscuits_and_gravy  [Member]
5/29/2013 11:51:15 AM
Originally Posted By Firefinder37:
Move to Oregon, it is illegal to pump your own fuel there. Problem solved.


Nope you can pump your own diesel you just can't pump gasoline
Boomer  [Team Member]
5/29/2013 2:47:27 PM
Originally Posted By us-kiwi:
I always wear gloves. Wait till you have a high pressure nozzle jump out of the tank and start spraying fuel everywhere at 30+gal/min.


So your hands will be clean while your shirt, pants, shoes, hair, etc get splashed with diesel. \
us-kiwi  [Team Member]
5/29/2013 9:38:32 PM

Originally Posted By Boomer:
Originally Posted By us-kiwi:
I always wear gloves. Wait till you have a high pressure nozzle jump out of the tank and start spraying fuel everywhere at 30+gal/min.


So your hands will be clean while your shirt, pants, shoes, hair, etc get splashed with diesel. \

Maybe its all psychological, but it just seems easier to jump in and grab the fooking thing if I'm wearing gloves.
edcurtis  [Team Member]
5/31/2013 9:45:58 PM
Originally Posted By Krautling:
The Diesel is supposed to go in the tank, it´s not for washing your hands.

Just try to act like a non retard while pumping and you won´t have any of those sissyboy problems.

I mean really, what level of retarded must one reach to even be able to soil himself with diesel while pumping? I reckon it´s possible, but really....


SixSquared  [Member]
5/31/2013 11:29:30 PM
Originally Posted By edcurtis:
Originally Posted By Krautling:
The Diesel is supposed to go in the tank, it´s not for washing your hands.

Just try to act like a non retard while pumping and you won´t have any of those sissyboy problems.

I mean really, what level of retarded must one reach to even be able to soil himself with diesel while pumping? I reckon it´s possible, but really....


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not_sure  [Team Member]
5/31/2013 11:49:56 PM
Originally Posted By DieselRob:
Originally Posted By Seabee_Mech:
I use gloves at the trucks stops when filling my big truck, the high flow pumps tend to splatter/spray when people top their tanks off. The pump handles are usually covered in diesel, without using gloves you wind up with it on your door handles, steering wheel etc. The smell tends to linger.

When filling my P/U at the auto fuel island it's usually not an issue.


That's kind of what I figured, I travel some, I may key a pair in the off chance I am over the road and the only diesel pump available are those.


I will be getting a Jetta TDI in July and have never had a diesel vehicle without tracks on it. Is there any difference in nozzle size between the "car" pumps and the pumps for the semi's and if so, will I be able to use either?
DarkCharisma  [Team Member]
6/1/2013 9:01:06 AM
You must be reading the pussy diesel owner forums. Diesel is basically lotion, rub that shit in.
edcurtis  [Team Member]
6/1/2013 10:12:13 PM
Originally Posted By DarkCharisma:
You must be reading the pussy diesel owner forums. Diesel is basically lotion, rub that shit in.jerk off with it


FIFY
us-kiwi  [Team Member]
6/9/2013 8:38:10 PM

Originally Posted By not_sure:
Originally Posted By DieselRob:
Originally Posted By Seabee_Mech:
I use gloves at the trucks stops when filling my big truck, the high flow pumps tend to splatter/spray when people top their tanks off. The pump handles are usually covered in diesel, without using gloves you wind up with it on your door handles, steering wheel etc. The smell tends to linger.

When filling my P/U at the auto fuel island it's usually not an issue.


That's kind of what I figured, I travel some, I may key a pair in the off chance I am over the road and the only diesel pump available are those.


I will be getting a Jetta TDI in July and have never had a diesel vehicle without tracks on it. Is there any difference in nozzle size between the "car" pumps and the pumps for the semi's and if so, will I be able to use either?

Big Truck diesel nozzles are much bigger in diameter. They will NOT fit into a car filler pipe far enough to open the flapper valve. And they can pump FAST.

don't try it unless you want a diesel shower.


MattyMattel  [Member]
6/23/2013 9:13:47 AM
Originally Posted By Seabee_Mech:
I use gloves at the trucks stops when filling my big truck, the high flow pumps tend to splatter/spray when people top their tanks off. The pump handles are usually covered in diesel, without using gloves you wind up with it on your door handles, steering wheel etc. The smell tends to linger.

When filling my P/U at the auto fuel island it's usually not an issue.
This right there,and btw, FUCK Pilot!

Dave15  [Team Member]
6/24/2013 1:04:10 PM
I rarely do, and once in awhile I regret it!
Truck stop pumps REALLY flow, and the hose, nozzle,ground,etc are usually covered with fuel.

I try to eat breakfast before I fill up, so my McGoodness don't taste like fuel

LOL, got splashed pretty good this am filling a Massey from a gravity tank.
JDeere7296  [Member]
6/24/2013 4:47:33 PM
Originally Posted By simmyqux:
Well I'm a farmer and I have pumped thousands of gallons of diesel. The only time I wear gloves is if I'm greasing
equipment while I'm waiting for the fuel tank to fill.

Never ever when just fueling a vehicle. I would probably equate glove wearing to sitting down to pee on the Nancy Boy
scale
.


My thoughts exactly!!!!!!

I've pumped thousands of gallons of diesel in my life, never worn gloves. Like simmyqux said, only wear gloves when greasing tractor or cultivator/disc bearings.
TxStM4  [Member]
6/24/2013 5:23:38 PM
Originally Posted By not_sure:
Originally Posted By DieselRob:
Originally Posted By Seabee_Mech:
I use gloves at the trucks stops when filling my big truck, the high flow pumps tend to splatter/spray when people top their tanks off. The pump handles are usually covered in diesel, without using gloves you wind up with it on your door handles, steering wheel etc. The smell tends to linger.

When filling my P/U at the auto fuel island it's usually not an issue.


That's kind of what I figured, I travel some, I may key a pair in the off chance I am over the road and the only diesel pump available are those.


I will be getting a Jetta TDI in July and have never had a diesel vehicle without tracks on it. Is there any difference in nozzle size between the "car" pumps and the pumps for the semi's and if so, will I be able to use either?


Like kiwi said the truck pupms are larger and flow more, but with that being said the nozzle still fits in my 12 Duramax just fine. As for a jetta , but I would make the assumption since it's a diesel it would have a larger filling neck, maybe another TDI driver can clue you in on this.

As for OP, like others have said the only time I've worn gloves while filling up was when I was greasing up a loader or backhoe, plus I actually like the smell of diesel, while I don't want to take a shower in the stuff, I don't mind if I get some on my hands.
wildearp  [Team Member]
6/25/2013 4:38:06 PM
Back in the day when our guys drove medical equipment to a site and then did the procedures, it was not generally a good idea for them to have diesel odor on their hands in the OR. It is hard to remove, regardless of handwashing. They wore gloves.

There are many good reasons to not have your hands smell like diesel all day. Too bad the couch dwellers are so experienced with their vaginas that they think everyone wearing gloves is a pussy. Enjoy a fine massengill moment.

FYI, the residue is on the pump, hose, and on your diesel fill cap. There is no way to avoid it without PPE. Same shit happens with your shoes. (shoe change or covers for OR)
hawkin  [Team Member]
6/26/2013 12:32:34 PM
Originally Posted By simmyqux:
Well I'm a farmer and I have pumped thousands of gallons of diesel. The only time I wear gloves is if I'm greasing
equipment while I'm waiting for the fuel tank to fill.

Never ever when just fueling a vehicle. I would probably equate glove wearing to sitting down to pee on the Nancy Boy
scale.


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