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Old 02-22-2012, 12:49 PM   #1
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Questions from a newbie...

Questions from a newbie...

This may sound stupid but i'm new to this.

I've just signed up and my fuel tank has about 1/4 fuel left. If i go and fill it up do i record this in fuelly, or wait until the next time i fill up?

Secondly is a partial fuel up when i spend whole amounts such as $10 or $20 without the tank being filled to its entire capacity?

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Old 02-22-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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If you're using odometer tracking, sure, go ahead and enter your fuel-up. If you're using tripometer tracking and you didn't reset your trip at your last fuel-up, then reset it at this fuel-up and you can start next time. Here's more info: What's the difference between tracking with Trip Miles vs. Odometer?

A partial fuel-up is when you can't fill up to the top. So yeah, if you put in fuel based on a round dollar amount like $10, that's a partial. Here's more info about that: How do I account for partial fuel-ups? and Why do I have to fill the tank all the way up every time I buy fuel?

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Old 02-23-2012, 12:08 AM   #3
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I've just put in my most recent tankful as a partial, because Shell have just introduced assisted fuelling, which is unheard of here. So I wasn't able to vent&brim, & hence I wouldn't get a reliable mpg figure (I guess it was at least 4 litres short). By putting it in as a partial it should correct itself next time.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:40 PM   #4
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What is "assisted fueling?" I've never heard of that before.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:32 PM   #5
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Perhaps that's not the right terminology. It's when someone from the garage does the refuelling instead of the driver. Hence why it's not possible to get a consistent refuelling compared to previous ones where I always brim&vent.
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