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Fuel Checker Makes Sure You Grabbed The Right Handle

By Luke Anderson

Have you ever put the wrong type of fuel in your car? I’m not talking about skimping out and getting regular when your car calls for premium. No, I’m wondering if you’ve ever put diesel into your gas tank by mistake? Well, now there’s a handy gadget that can check whether or not you’re putting the right stuff in your vehicle.

Install this little gadget on the inside of your fuel flap, then just hold the fuel nozzle up to it ever time you fill up. It will light up to tell you whether or not you’ve got the right type. Seriously, do we really need something like this? Why not just look at the pump and make sure you grabbed the right one? Heck, if I’m not mistaken, the nozzle on a diesel pump is actually larger than that of regular gas so it won’t fit into your car. If you’re really paranoid, then by all means pick one of these up for around $40

[ Fuel Checkers ] VIA [ Red Ferret ]







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  • ace

    “No, I’m wondering if you’ve ever put diesel into your gas tank by mistake?”

    “…, the nozzle on a diesel pump is actually larger than that of regular gas so it won’t fit into your car. ”

    So you’re wondering if we ever put gas in our diesel tanks. No, but a friend of mine did that with his father’s car.

    OMG I am so bored right now.

    -A-

  • Greg

    As the owner of a 50 MPG diesel beetle, I can tell you that a) there are many diesel pumps that use the exact same nozzel b) I have to double check that some joker didn’t swap the nozzels as they are usually close to the gasoline ones. Not that i would ever dream of buying this stupid toy.