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Re: quattro-digest V4 #459

Wow! Do we love our Audi's or what?! Charles is right. But in the meantime,
while you're waiting for the health results, it doesn't help to be riding
around with those fumes in the car (please don't smoke in the car!), get it
cleaned in and out and under and through and around...

Sean Ford
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Newton, MA  02162 (USA)
'92 Audi 100CS 5spd  17K miles (and counting!)
'89 Suzuki Katana 600 14K miles (and hibernating)

> From: Charles Schwartz <cschwart@stern.nyu.edu>
> To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject: Re: quattro-digest V4 #459
> Date: Friday, March 14, 1997 9:52 AM
> Christian wrote:
> >OK, I've had a bad night..........................................
> >I was at the gas station filling up the Coupe Q with super unleaded and
> >suddenly the gas hose burst where it mounts to the pump,,,,which is 4
> >above and 2 feet over from my car.  SO, I find myself being showered by
> >gasoline at high pressure....this is not good.
> [snip.. horrific tale]
> >NOW, the regional manager of the gas station is going to call me
> >what should I ask for?  The interior smells a little like gas, and I
> >the hell out of the Coupe and think I saved the paint (I will know for
> >in the morning).  I will probably ask for a paint detail and a steam
clean of
> >the interior.  What do you all think?
> The LAST thing I would worry about is your car.  Get a lawyer, and FAST.
> Gasoline is very toxic.  Exposure to that much gas can cause serious
> problems which may not show up for YEARS.  See a medical specialist who
> deals with toxic material exposure.  Gasoline is a known to harm the
> eye, lung, and liver, as well as being carcinogenic.  There is NO EXCUSE
> for that hose having broken.  It is the duty of the station to keep all
> their equipment functioning in a safe mannor.  I would not settle this
> a long time.  I would wait and see how or if I was affected.
>  -Charles