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    Default Why does my gas tank seem bigger?

    I would fill up my work truck at the gas station and it would always say 11 or 12 gallons. The last fill ups have been around 14 gallons. WTF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Door Hanger View Post
    I would fill up my work truck at the gas station and it would always say 11 or 12 gallons. The last fill ups have been around 14 gallons. WTF!
    Because your driving with the gas light on longer

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    Nope.....not in that truck. When the "low on gas" light comes on.....it really means pull the hell over and get gas right now!!!!!!!
    I have ran out of gas twice in that truck. After the second time, I never run it down low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rIVERtRASH View Post
    Because your driving with the gas light on longer
    LOL I have been doing this...pulled in for gas the other day in my 1999 Camry Commando Commuter 'cause I knew it was getting close. Put 18.6 gallons in the 18.5 capacity tank...can you say "MT!"?

    I'm really glad I picked up that car...it gets 26-30 MPG. With gas at $4, my Excursion and its 44 gallon tank look good sitting in the driveway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Door Hanger View Post
    I would fill up my work truck at the gas station and it would always say 11 or 12 gallons. The last fill ups have been around 14 gallons. WTF!
    i wish my truck only took 11 or 12 gallons when i fill it up.

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    Don't forget about that ethanol blend that all us California guys are stuck with now-
    less milage, and the highest prices in the country.......


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blowncat 509 View Post
    Don't forget about that ethanol blend that all us California guys are stuck with now-
    less milage, and the highest prices in the country.......

    I think Hawaii is more expensive then us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Door Hanger View Post
    I would fill up my work truck at the gas station and it would always say 11 or 12 gallons. The last fill ups have been around 14 gallons. WTF!
    Sounds like you have been waiting until the last minute to get gas.....
    But the longer ya wait, the worse it hurts and if you have an in tank fuel pump it's kinda hard on it...not only have the auto manufactures figured out how to put an electric motor in a gas tank and not blow up, it seems gas makes an acceptable coolant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrrr View Post
    LOL I have been doing this...pulled in for gas the other day in my 1999 Camry Commando Commuter 'cause I knew it was getting close. Put 18.6 gallons in the 18.5 capacity tank...can you say "MT!"?

    I'm really glad I picked up that car...it gets 26-30 MPG. With gas at $4, my Excursion and its 44 gallon tank look good sitting in the driveway.
    Your Excursion sounds a lot like my Tahoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sold honda.bought hondo View Post
    Sounds like you have been waiting until the last minute to get gas.....
    But the longer ya wait, the worse it hurts and if you have an in tank fuel pump it's kinda hard on it...not only have the auto manufactures figured out how to put an electric motor in a gas tank and not blow up, it seems gas makes an acceptable coolant.
    Funny that you say that....the fuel pump (inside the tank) is being change next weekend while I'll be at the river.

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    try filling up early in the day,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blowncat 509 View Post
    Don't forget about that ethanol blend that all us California guys are stuck with now-
    less milage, and the highest prices in the country.......
    You guys in CA aren't the only ones. It's every where now.
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    I've noticed this too. It seems that every time (regardless of where the gas gauge is) it takes the same amount (12.2 gallons).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrrr View Post
    LOL I have been doing this...pulled in for gas the other day in my 1999 Camry Commando Commuter 'cause I knew it was getting close. Put 18.6 gallons in the 18.5 capacity tank...can you say "MT!"?

    I'm really glad I picked up that car...it gets 26-30 MPG. With gas at $4, my Excursion and its 44 gallon tank look good sitting in the driveway.
    It may be silly looking, but our smart car needs an 8 gallon fill up every two weeks for all our around town driving. Last time it was just over $30........ And it has a power convertible top. Sometimes the Infiniti stays parked in the garage for a week or more.
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