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How often do you fuel up your vehicle?

Old 11-30-2016, 05:55 AM
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When ever my wife is in my truck and I stop for gas, she always asks me the same question. Why are you stopping for gas, you still have half a tank? I like to be prepared for the unexpected so I always like to make sure I have plenty of gas in my truck.
She`s he opposite, she`ll ride the gas light and hope she can make to a gas station. I keep telling her your messing with fate by doing that.
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Half a tank?

I would be bitching at you as well.
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I drive until the light comes on, knowing there are 6 gallons left when it does come on. Then I drive another 25 miles or so before I fill it.

Yes, I understand the pump is cooled by the fuel, and low gas means no cooling. So far, I have put roughly four million miles on vehicles, and not had a single fuel pump failure, so I have just about zero concern about that.
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I drive until the light comes on, knowing there are 6 gallons left when it does come on. Then I drive another 25 miles or so before I fill it.

Yes, I understand the pump is cooled by the fuel, and low gas means no cooling. So far, I have put roughly four million miles on vehicles, and not had a single fuel pump failure, so I have just about zero concern about that.
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I fill up somewhere between 1/2 and 1/4. It doesn't bother me to go lower, but costco gas is quick and on my daily path of travel. If we are traveling, I do fill up at nearly every stop, which is normally closer to 1/2. Only reason for doing this is in case there is a shit show at the gas pumps at the next stop, we can just skip filling up and not get delayed.
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When I say I like to be prepared, take for instance, the Alabama gas line when it ruptured. It could have been a lot worse. I could have been offline for several weeks or months. At least I`ll know in my mind I have close to a full tank of gas so I can ration my driving whereas the wife, she`ll be stranded on the side of the road waiting on me to pick her up.
That's just my thinking.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
I fill up somewhere between 1/2 and 1/4. It doesn't bother me to go lower, but costco gas is quick and on my daily path of travel. If we are traveling, I do fill up at nearly every stop, which is normally closer to 1/2. Only reason for doing this is in case there is a shit show at the gas pumps at the next stop, we can just skip filling up and not get delayed.
I fill up at about the same levels, but I RARELY get gas at my local Costco as there is ALWAYSa ridiculous line to save 10-12 cents a gal

I won't sit for 15 minutes to save $1.50
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Keep it over 1/2 unless im on a road trip.
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What If it happened right when you hit 1/2 a tank just before you got a chance to fill up?
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Old 11-30-2016, 06:27 AM
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Then he would still have 1/2 a tank...
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Gas gauge died again - I fill it every 400 miles. That leaves me a seventy five mile cushion so I get it when it's convenient. By the gauge, local or traveling, l fill the next convenient time below a quarter.

Half a tank in case of a pipeline shortage? Really? I drive waaayyy too many miles to be filling that often.
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Then he would still have 1/2 a tank...
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If I'm traveling in an area with which I am not familiar with the distance between available fuel, I will get gas at the 1/4 mark.

When at home: I wait until the light comes on.

It's a good thing he OP doesn't have a Tesla: he'd be stopping at every alternating current outlet.
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Originally Posted by catfever24 View Post
When I say I like to be prepared, take for instance, the Alabama gas line when it ruptured. It could have been a lot worse. I could have been offline for several weeks or months. At least I`ll know in my mind I have close to a full tank of gas so I can ration my driving whereas the wife, she`ll be stranded on the side of the road waiting on me to pick her up.
That's just my thinking.
So when a gas line breaks all the gas stations instantly have no gas?
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I guess this is not you.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuEdU_lrtZk
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When the light comes on. Still has 5 gallons in it
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When there is less than 20miles till empty, then I just toss in another $20.

Don't think I have filled the tank ever.
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I guess this is not you.

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When I need to pee.. which is often
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I fill up at ¼ tank, don’t like to go lower
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