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a buddy of mine filled up his 03 (34gal tank) his fuel light just came on, he filled his truck (2 transactions) added the total number of gallons from the reciepts 37.78 gallons!! i'm not sure but i dont think 3.78 gallons can fit in the fill neck?? and he should have had at least 4 gallons in there when the light came on... the manager said when the air temp goes from high to low, low to high it throws off the calibration on the pump! they gave him a 10$ gift card. just a heads up? i'm computing by hand from now on...
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weird.......
 

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Just saw a thing on the news about that tonight.With heat the liquid expands to throw off the calibration of the pumps.
 

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a buddy of mine filled up his 03 (34gal tank) his fuel light just came on, he filled his truck (2 transactions) added the total number of gallons from the reciepts 37.78 gallons!! i'm not sure but i dont think 3.78 gallons can fit in the fill neck?? and he should have had at least 4 gallons in there when the light came on... the manager said when the air temp goes from high to low, low to high it throws off the calibration on the pump! they gave him a 10$ gift card. just a heads up? i'm computing by hand from now on...
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I would have wanted at least a $20 gift card fuel is 5.00 x 4=20.00
 

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that happen to me one time at a chevron, i have a 34 gallon tank and my gas light wasnt even on yet but i bought 35 gallons, i went and talked to the clerk and he said people always try to scam him and he didnt believe me.
 

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I have a 04 QC short bed. the owners manual states that the short bed trucks are 34 gal and the long bed trucks are 35gal. If I run my truck to "0" on the DTE I can easily get 35-36 gallons in her since I am running the fuel vent relocate.
 

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Older artical but somewhat true..


TIPS ON PUMPING GAS

I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline.... but here in
California we are paying up to $3.75 to $4.10 per gallon. My line of
work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to
get more of your money's worth for every gallon:

Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose, CA, we
deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline.
One day is diesel, the next day is jet fuel and gasoline, regular and
premium grades. We have 34 storage tanks here with a total capacity of
16,800,000 gallons.

Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the
ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations
have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the
more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so
buying in the afternoon or in the evening....your gallon is not
exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and
the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other
petroleum products plays an important role.

A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the
service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.
When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a
fast mode. If you look you will see that the trigger has 3 stages:
low, middle, and high. You should be pumping on low mode, thereby
minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All
hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast
rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those
vapors are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank
so you're getting less worth for your money.

One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF
FULL. The reason for this is the more gas you have in your tank the
less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you
can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof.
This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere,
so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I
work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every
gallon is actually the exact amount.

Another reminder, if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage
tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up; most likely the
gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, and you
might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.

WHERE TO BUY USA GAS - THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW. READ ON:

Gas rationing in the 80's worked even though we grumbled about it. It
might even be good for us! The Saudis are boycotting American goods.
We should return the favor. An interesting thought is to boycott their
GAS. Every time you fill up the car, you can avoid putting more money
into the coffers of Saudi Arabia. Just buy from gas companies that
don't import their oil from the Saudis. Nothing is more frustrating
than the feeling that every time I fill-up the tank, I am sending my
money to people who are trying to kill me, my family, and my friends.
I thought it might be interesting for you to know which oil companies
are the best to buy gas from and which major companies import Middle
Eastern oil.

Companies that import Middle Eastern oil:

Shell...........................205,742,000 barrels
Chevron/Texaco......... 144,332,000 barrels
Exxon /Mobil............... 130,082,000 barrels
Marathon/Speedway... 117,740,000 barrels
Amoco............................62,231,000 barrels

Citgo gas is from South America, from a Dictator who hates Americans.
Don't buy from CITGO).

Companies that DO NOT import Middle Eastern oil:
Sunoco...............0 barrels
Conoco..............0 barrels
Sinclair...............0 barrels
BP/Phillips..........0 barrels
Hess...................0 barrels
ARC0..................0 barrels

If you go to Sunoco.com, you will get a list of the station locations
near you. All of this information is available from the Department of
Energy and each is required to state where they get their oil and how
much they are importing. To have an impact, we need to reach literally
millions of gas buyers. It's really simple to do.

I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it
to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)...and those 300 send it to at
least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) and so on, by the time the message
reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE
MILLION consumers !!!!!!! If those three million get excited and pass
this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been
contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE
HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!! Again, all you have to do is send this to 10
people. How long would it take?
 

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cummin of age, Thanks for that I just sent that to everyone I know and its nice to know who to buy fuel from and to keep MY dollars out of the middle east:hyper::thumbsup Kenny
 

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I think the real cause was that pump calibration was off and not from diesel fuel in a tank 10 feet or more in the ground. BTW, I've set a 5 gallon jug of diesel in the sun and never saw it expand like gas does when sitting in the sun. Also If his tank had the vent mod then it will hold more then 34 gallons.
 

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I'm just gonna throw this out there for the expanding fuel. The tanks that the fuel sits in are located far enough under ground that the temperature at that depth will not change. So the myth of expanding and retracting fuel is false. Look it up sometime for the depth in ground that does not change with air temp --- I believe it is a foot or less.

Zach
 

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just for the record though, i would say that the vapor thing is true, though maybe more with gas than diesel
 

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Never hard of that before. My tank has never rolled over 34 gallons at the pump before, cuz of the reserve
 

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did you know a 55 gallon drum actually holds 57.xx gallons:thumbsup
 

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I put 95$ in my truck and my gauge did not even move,I think I got 3 gallons.
 

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listen to this my best friend works for kinder morgan on the docks pumping the ships. he said that kinder morgan told them that if fuel prices got to where the average person that worked for them could not afford to fill up there vehicles to get to work that they would start paying for there fuel. he said they would do this for every employee because they make so much money off of us buying fuel!
 
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