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JLDickmon wrote: »
Floods the charcoal can. Can make purge and vent solid valves malfunction
Big Chief wrote: »
I usually top off at 1/2 tank and especially after a trip just to be in a good "Standby" like we did vehicles in the Army so we would be ready roll again if need be.
knitepoet wrote: »
Sam, according to everything i can read, CURRENT automotive fuel tanks are designed to trip the auto valve when the tank is at 80-85% of its actually capacity to prevent overflow from heat expansion.
samzhere wrote: »
Thanks for the info. Modern vehicles have all sorts of sensors and valves and whatever that the old ones didn't offer. For better or worse, depends.
I now remember my Mini-Cooper ('67) that had two, count 'em, two separate gas tanks, one set into each space just above the rear wheelwell and intruding into the shoulder-bag size trunk. There were 2 separate filler pipes, very short, about 4" that went straight to the tanks. Naturally you'd be filling the tanks and the hose shutoff valve was either not there (this was the 60s and you still had those thin hoses and perfunctory nozzles), and if you weren't careful, whoosh! and a big spout of gasoline would gush out and wet your legs and make sticky goo on the car's body. Lotsa fun owning a Mini-Cooper, eh?
Pelagic Kayaker wrote: »
Like the 22 shortage that caught many by surprise do you keep your vehicles topped off or are you the type who drives around with a 1/4 tank or the gauge on fumes? I used to gas up only for the needed amount of daily driving but the last few years I religiously kept both the trucks and car topped off. Haven't gone as far as keeping a couple 5 gal cans around (although I should) but it's nice to know I always have a 400-500 mile radius should the need arise.
jbohio wrote: »
My Chevy 2500HD 4x4 doesn't pee gas on me when I fill it up, clear to the top. Right to the cap.
Big Chief wrote: »
Y'all have my luck on the road. Stop and fill up at what you thought was a good price and then see it cheaper by a dime down the road a bit :bang:
coolgunguy wrote: »
Same here, with just about every vehicle I've owned. I say just about because our newest (2012 Ford Escape) apparently has a 'hey stupid' hole just below the top of the neck that WILL pee out if you try to top it all the way off, but it does it into the wheel well, not down the side. Mebbe I'm doing it wrong? :jester:
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