Shortage of fuel: what is this “click” at the gas station and why should you be wary of it?

Shortage of fuel: what is this "click" at the gas station and why should you be wary of it?

During this period of fuel scarcity, many motorists are tempted to leave with a car with maximum gas. What is sometimes mistakenly ignored is the “pressure”…

The excitement at the STA continues this Sunday. And when motorists manage to find fuel, sometimes after long minutes of waiting in lines, many are tempted to leave with as much fuel as possible in the car. Sometimes, even if that means mistakenly ignoring the “click”.

What are we talking about? As I reminded CNews, this “click” is heard when the tank is almost full. This is an audible alarm designed to warn the motorist to stop pulling the trigger. It can still force the system and keep adding fuel.

And this is where the shoe pinches: “Even if the excess is removed through the drainage system, it then flows out onto the road, which poses a danger to other drivers, in particular, to motorcyclists,” our colleagues explain. Dangerous, but also expensive, the precious fluid is then obviously lost.

Skin irritation

CNews adds that exceeding the “click” can also “cause problems in the fuel vapor recovery pipe.” Health Plus Mag further states that fuel can quickly irritate the skin if it comes into contact with it.

In 2013 Genside wrote an article explaining how the automatic shutdown of gas pumps works. Specifically, we learn that the cannons have a small tube inside which operates the Venturi effect, a phenomenon related to fluid dynamics. All details are on the website of our participants.

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