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View Poll Results: How do you fill your gas tank?
First Click Im Done 35 61.40%
Round to Nearest Dollar 8 14.04%
Pump 'till gas comes out filler neck 14 24.56%
Put More Gas on the ground than went into the tank 0 0%
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:20 PM   #1
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Filling Gas Tank

What's the best way to fill your vehicle with fuel?


I usually just take the handle out after it shuts off the first time. Maybe round up to the next dollar when paying with cash. I figure all the pumps shut off at about the same time, so why chance wasting gas by overfilling or having it heat up and overflow later?
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:27 PM   #2
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You know a funny thing happened to my G/F's 02 Monte, she waits till it shuts off, then runs it slowly till it about runs out on the ground. That practice was causing her CEL light to come on, in fact she ended up taking it in, and they told her that! I used to do 2 shutoff's one fast, and then slow. Now I just run the pump full blast till one click...
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:31 PM   #3
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yup one click outher wise it shoots all over the place
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:42 PM   #4
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I fill till first stop/click, and then round to the nearest $.05.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:49 PM   #5
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Good question. I USED to run the pump up to the nearest amount ending in 5 or 0. In the past month I've read an article on the Car Talk website, and brothers "Click and Clack" say NOT to do so for good reason: you can ruin your gasoline-vapor recovery system, so they say.

http://www.cartalk.com/content/eco/tips.html

Tip number 3 tells the tale. I do not consider myself a "tree hugger" but there are good tips on this webpage. Enjoy!
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I hold the trigger full blast and stop once it clicks. Then I give it a jiggle after it clicks to get out the last few drops.
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:23 PM   #7
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One day I filled up (stopping after first click) and then parked my car pointing up a hill. When I came back (4 hours later?) there was gasoline on the ground. lol

Ya so I definitely wouldn't do more than one click in my car, though that is probably just a "my car" thing .

I like the theology of most pumps will probably shut off about the same time.
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:02 PM   #8
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There's no option for "Let the gas pump person put as much in as he/she feels like."
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:28 PM   #9
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I run it to one click every time so that I can have the most accurate FE measurements.

Before I became FE obsessed, I would always run fill it up until you could see gas. My dad has done that for the past 30 years, done it in every car we've ever owned, and nothing has ever came from it. I don't buy that it's a potential problem. Usually the pump cuts off pretty early anyhow.

SVO, they have people to pump the gas where you are? I don't know of anywhere around here that does that.
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:32 PM   #10
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I think only two states require stores to pump. Increases jobs and all that.
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