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Old 11-30-2009, 09:14 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Your fuel pickup is very unlikely to leave that much fuel in the tank. When you "run it dry", it's VERY CLOSE to being dry. If there is that much fuel being left in the tank, there is a problem with your fuel system.

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Old 12-07-2009, 08:05 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Better/smaller fuel tanks. I have a 16 gallon tank on my PT and have never put in more then 12 but have run out of gas and put in 12.5. I have never put more then 10.5 in a 13 gallon tank on Mazda Protege. That means for 1 month I'm hauling around 5-6 gallons or 36 lbs.
Sounds more like you don't know how to top off your tank, my experience, especially on my father motorhome is that certain Gas Pumps blow gas in the tank rapidly even on the slowest setting, as a result if you fill to first click you actually can put in a LOT more gas if you try.

My Buick is only a little north of 3/4 tank if I fill to first click at most gas stations. Nothing like a 500 gallon per minute fuel flow rate.

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Sounds more like you don't know how to top off your tank, my experience, especially on my father motorhome is that certain Gas Pumps blow gas in the tank rapidly even on the slowest setting, as a result if you fill to first click you actually can put in a LOT more gas if you try.

My Buick is only a little north of 3/4 tank if I fill to first click at most gas stations. Nothing like a 500 gallon per minute fuel flow rate.

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I should have put a LoL after that but it does seem that way, some of the pumps around here at the slowest setting blow in at what would be the full on setting at another gas pump. Its VERY irritating and makes it almost impossible to get a full tank of fuel, let alone top off!

My fathers motorhome has a fuel fill on both sides of the vehicle and some of the semi pumps not only blow it back on you it would even go out the overfill out the other side. We end up holding the thing upside down then it usually doesn't shoot out when we are at an offensive pump..
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If I got sprayed with fuel at a fuel station, I'd likely call a HAZMAT team in to clean it up, then sue the station for unsafe equipment and personal injury/property damage.

That stuff eats your paint.

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