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Tips on Filling your Vehicles...and saving money at the gas station.

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    Tips on Filling your Vehicles...and saving money at the gas station.


    Tips on Filling your Vehicles...

    I just received this message from a friend and would like to share with my Anabolic Minds community. Any feedback would be appreciated and if you think it has merit please share this knowlege with others because we're all getting f*cked in the a.ss by oil companies and if it helps save us a dollar or two - then all good.

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    I don't know what you guys are paying for petrol... but here in Durban, we are also paying higher, up to 47.35 per litre. But my line of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money's worth for every litre.

    Here at the Marian Hill Pipeline, where I work in Durban, we deliver about 4 million litres in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline.

    One day is diesel; the next day is jet fuel, and petrol, LRP and Unleaded. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 litres.

    ONLY BUY OR FILL UP YOUR CAR OR BIKE IN THE EARLY MORNING WHEN THE GROUND TEMPERATURE IS STILL COLD. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground, the denser the fuel, when it gets warmer petrol expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening.... your litre is not exactly a litre.
    In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the petrol, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products play an important role. A 1degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.

    WHEN YOU'RE FILLING UP, DO NOT SQUEEZE THE TRIGGER OF THE NOZZLE TO A FAST MODE. If you look, you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low,

    middle, and high. In slow mode, you should be pumping on low speed, thereby minimizing the vapours that are created, while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapour return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapour. Those vapours are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less worth for your money.

    ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TIPS IS TO FILL UP WHEN YOUR TANK IS HALF FULL. The reason for this is, the more fuel you have in your tank, the less air occupying its empty space. Petrol evaporates faster than you can imagine. Petroleum storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the petrol and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation.
    Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated, so that every litre is actually the exact amount.

    ANOTHER REMINDER, IF THERE IS A FUEL TRUCK PUMPING INTO THE STORAGE TANKS, WHEN YOU STOP TO BUY, DO NOT FILL UP - most likely the petrol/diesel is being stirred up as the fuel is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.
    Hope, this will help you get the maximum value for your money.

    DO SHARE THESE TIPS WITH OTHERS! LETíS SHARE INFORMATION AND BENEFIT ALL, FOR THE BETTER OF MANKIND.

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    It was posted by someone else recently and looks like you can save only $50-60 a year if you go through all these troubles. Is it worse it to you?
    I'm not saying not to do it thou...
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    I heard today from someone that by next spring we can be paying up to 7.50 a gallon. I drive a Navigator and that b*tch eats gas like a crackhead in a mcdonalds dumpster.
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    Where did you hear that? Nah, it's gonna be more like $7.499, so don't you worry.

    P.S. Got to sell that b!tch, Trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DmitryWI View Post
    Where did you hear that? Nah, it's gonna be more like $7.499, so don't you worry.

    P.S. Got to sell that b!tch, Trip.
    I love it though!!!!!!!!! UGH!!!!!!!
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    I have a feeling some people will resort to siphoning gas very soon......*cough* trip *cough*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauma1 View Post
    I have a feeling some people will resort to siphoning gas very soon......*cough* trip *cough*
    Kid don't hate me and my garden hose....I dont think we ever siphoned anyones gas, but we made up for it in other ways..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripDog View Post
    Kid don't hate me and my garden hose....I dont think we ever siphoned anyones gas, but we made up for it in other ways..
    LOL, we sure did bro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DmitryWI View Post
    It was posted by someone else recently and looks like you can save only $50-60 a year if you go through all these troubles. Is it worse it to you?
    I'm not saying not to do it thou...
    my apologies, i didn't even look, lol

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    Nah, that's cool, we need all tips we can get with prices like that.
  

  
 

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