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Re: Class 101: How To Pump Gas

Postby Bsuds » Jan 5th, 2018, 7:45 pm

The Kelowna one does as well.
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Re: Class 101: How To Pump Gas

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 5th, 2018, 7:53 pm

Bsuds wrote:The Kelowna one does as well.


As does Winfield.
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Re: Class 101: How To Pump Gas

Postby Smurf » Jan 6th, 2018, 5:58 am

I think they should have both so people have a choice. When we had our station we served gas, checked oil, washed windows even checked tire pressure if you wished and we gained a lot of business doing it. If someone wanted to do their own that was fine. I do remember 2 young men who did not even know how to check oil when we hired them, They were both drivers :200:. i also taught a few young people how to do it as no one had ever showed them and they were interested. Where the H were their parents?
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Re: Class 101: How To Pump Gas

Postby jimmy4321 » Jan 6th, 2018, 6:05 am

If i remember correctly during the time when stations went from full serve to self serve , many stations had both.
I like that choice.
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Re: Class 101: How To Pump Gas

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 6th, 2018, 9:32 am

Richmond and Coquitlam don't have self serve gas.
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Re: Class 101: How To Pump Gas

Postby GordonH » Jan 6th, 2018, 11:45 am

I remember back in early 90s getting my vehicle serviced at Petro-Canada on corner of Harvey & Gordon (under new management, pervious run the PC next to Canadian Tire). They some very nice gas jockeys, that was the only Petro-Canada station I ever purchased fuel from besides getting repairs done.
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Re: Class 101: How To Pump Gas

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 6th, 2018, 1:19 pm

GordonH wrote:I remember back in early 90s getting my vehicle serviced at Petro-Canada on corner of Harvey & Gordon (under new management, pervious run the PC next to Canadian Tire). They some very nice gas jockeys, that was the only Petro-Canada station I ever purchased fuel from besides getting repairs done.


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Re: Class 101: How To Pump Gas

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 6th, 2018, 4:08 pm

alanjh595 wrote:Aaahhh.....the good ol' days are gone.......how I miss them too.


When one could scratch together 3 quarters, a dime, two nickels and 7 pennies
and get enough fuel pumped in to get where you were going and back. [icon_lol2.gif]
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Re: Class 101: How To Pump Gas

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 6th, 2018, 4:24 pm

dirtybiker wrote:
alanjh595 wrote:Aaahhh.....the good ol' days are gone.......how I miss them too.


When one could scratch together 3 quarters, a dime, two nickels and 7 pennies
and get enough fuel pumped in to get where you were going and back. [icon_lol2.gif]


I don't go back THAT far, but $10 would be all it took for the weekend in my V-8, including the drag racings from light to light.
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Re: Class 101: How To Pump Gas

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Jan 11th, 2018, 9:46 pm

GordonH wrote:I remember back in early 90s getting my vehicle serviced at Petro-Canada on corner of Harvey & Gordon (under new management, pervious run the PC next to Canadian Tire). They some very nice gas jockeys, that was the only Petro-Canada station I ever purchased fuel from besides getting repairs done.

My BIL pulled wrenches at that station,,
It was Pete's BA in the old days, they used to have a H-D ServiCar trike parked in the corner by the light.. white paint with the BA logo on the back of the box.
I am still searching for a copy of a photo of that bike ..
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Re: Class 101: How To Pump Gas

Postby StraitTalk » Jan 16th, 2018, 2:08 am

Well this is hilarious.
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Re: Class 101: How To Pump Gas

Postby GordonH » Jan 16th, 2018, 5:57 am

GordonH wrote:I remember back in early 90s getting my vehicle serviced at Petro-Canada on corner of Harvey & Gordon (under new management, pervious run the PC next to Canadian Tire). They some very nice gas jockeys, that was the only Petro-Canada station I ever purchased fuel from besides getting repairs done.

60-YEARS-in-Ktown wrote:My BIL pulled wrenches at that station,,
It was Pete's BA in the old days, they used to have a H-D ServiCar trike parked in the corner by the light.. white paint with the BA logo on the back of the box.
I am still searching for a copy of a photo of that bike ..


The 2 mechanics I remember at that location is Darcy & Reiner & owner/manger Eric.
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Re: Class 101: How To Pump Gas

Postby Smurf » Jan 16th, 2018, 6:09 am

alanjh595 wrote:

I don't go back THAT far, but $10 would be all it took for the weekend in my V-8, including the drag racings from light to light.


I remember gas under 25 cents a gallon (1950's) and thinking how expensive it was getting when it hit 50 cents a gallon. I was very lucky in that we had a large tank of car gas on the farm and my father let me use all I wanted until I left home and quit working on the farm. Used his products for oil changes, grease jobs, whatever as long as I did the work myself and did all the work he wanted me to do. It was actually a great perk when I look back.
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