// Refueling at the Pump
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Refueling at the Pump

    Has anyone seen valid information on techniques for putting gas into our cars (any kind of car). I've seen a email that states various percentages of savings by 1) Not using the faster trigger positions, 2) Not filling your car when the tanker is filling the station's underground tank, and 3) Not letting your tank level fall below half. Rationale was given for each of these points.
    And while I'm at it, is there any point to avoiding the gas that "may contain up to 10% ethanol"? In other words, the reduction in gas mileage with ethanol vs the slightly higher price of the same gas that contains NO ethanol.

  2. Remove Advertisements

  3. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    The only pumping technique

    The only pumping technique that probably really works is lifting the rubber tube (hose) when you're done pumping to collect the gas that remains in it.

    I'm not aware of the fact that the presence of ethanol reduces gas mileage. What I do know though is that ethanol supposedly burns hotter, thus putting more wear on your engine.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts