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Old 06-18-2018, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gen 3 Gas Tank Too Small.

Here in Texas, United/Market Street Supermarkets award a point for each dollar you spend. Each 100 points get you 10 cents of every gallon of gasoline you get at their gas stations (up to 25 gallons) Trouble is, I throw away the savings on the extra 15 gallons I can't fit into my 10 gallon tank. I'm thinking of buying three 5 gallon Jerry cans to finish out my 25 gallons, and going to the pump 2 1/2 times less often, with the bonus of building my points to 50 cents off the price of a gallon. Is there a better way?

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Old 06-18-2018, 10:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Got a gas can?
You might be able to find a few cheap ones at yard sales.
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When I can I go with my mother to the gas station to use some of the cheaper gas. I've only done it with my motorcycle and her car as of yet.
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How much gas can you transfer from the can without spilling?

Mom and I fill up at the same time, with the same discount. The first time we set down the nozzle. The second time Mom fueled and I moved each car.

I move much faster than she does.
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Got a gas can?
You might be able to find a few cheap ones at yard sales.
I was hoping someone would point me to a place where I can get a larger replacement tank, or an auxiliary tank to add to the car.
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I’m curious about this myself, as my car only holds 12 gallons max and I’d also like to double that... only thing I can think of is fabricating a bigger fuel cell to fit in the same space/take advantage of empty space under the car
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As long as you are not drunk no one should be spilling more than a tea spoon or 2 of gas. If someone can't put gas from a gas can into a car with out spilling it every where they probably shouldn't be driving a car.

Cars stopped having options for a larger gas tanks in the 1970 as far as I know.
You could add a few cell but it would be installed inside the car and would cost several hundreds of dollars. If not more to do it right.
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Yeah, I could put it in the spare tire well, but with that traction battery and the 12 V battery so close, I'm not sure how safe that would be.
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A car with an unprotected gas tank, think ford pinto or old F100 with side gas tanks.
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There is a large difference between spilling a teaspoon or two and an entire can.

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