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· oh so LAZY
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when the fuel light used to come on, it would fill to about 12.9 -13.0 gallons. lately it has been filling to almost 14. the other day i filled it up when the light came on and i put 14.335 gallons. i saved the receipt. i thought it was strange, and was wondering if anyone else has put that much gas in the tank?
 

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it does only have like a 13 gallon tank. thats why i think its weerd that im now consistantly putting 14 gallons into it. its not at one gas station either. i wonder if they are all in a conspiricy to charge us for more gas.
 

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I wonder where the gas is measured at... I'm in the habit of turning the nozzle over at the end of the fillup and lift the the sagging middle section of the hose and sometimes close to half a gallon will spill out without me holding the handle... if that is true they are charging you for that half gallon that is in the hose....
 

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I remember when I had my B14, I filled 14.5 gallons one day. I thought it was strange that I pumped that much. I didn't save the receipt, but oh well...
 

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James said:
I wonder where the gas is measured at... I'm in the habit of turning the nozzle over at the end of the fillup and lift the the sagging middle section of the hose and sometimes close to half a gallon will spill out without me holding the handle... if that is true they are charging you for that half gallon that is in the hose....
that makes sense, but, the gas that is already in the line from the last person would account for what i was charged for, so it equals out. unless of course the person before me did what you do and amptied the line out.
 

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umm, thats why there are seperate lines for 87, 89, and 93.
not really a lot of gas station suse the same line for 87-93... sunoco uses the same line for those and a separate one for 94
 

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civicdragon said:
not really a lot of gas station suse the same line for 87-93... sunoco uses the same line for those and a separate one for 94
The Texaco around here uses two tanks, one w/ 87 and another w/ 94. It adds a little 94 to the 87 to make 89 and 93. Every so often, they run out of 87 and sell the 94 @ the 87 price. I take every car up there when I see this happen for a fill up whether it needs it or not. ;) And BTW, I've never been able to get close to 13.2 in my tank.
 

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Well when gas gets cold it condenses (measured by volume when pumped) but you live in florida so this makes no sense to me how you fit that much gas in your tank.
 

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well, it was pretty cold at about 78 degrees. sorry, j/k.

oh, and i stand corrected about the different gas lines, now that you said that i have seen them all as one line, but not commonly.
 

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well i never put that much gas in my car... i never had more than 12 gallons put in... ive run it for a good while after the light came on.. i mean it was on and didnt turn off for nothing and i filled it to like 12.2 gallons... so maybe this doesnt happen in NJ
 

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if my scanner worked, i would show you guys my receipt. it is really wierd, if it was just one station, i would assume they were ocercharging, but i get results like this everywhere.
 
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