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This is a discussion on Gas??? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; So I have a 98 ss camaro ls1, I stopped at cheveron to get gas and it's taking a ridiculous ...

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    So I have a 98 ss camaro ls1, I stopped at cheveron to get gas and it's taking a ridiculous amount of time I look up and notice the pump says i'm at 16.8 gallons and I'm thinking ummm no my gas tank isn't that big. So I go talk to the clerk the pumps still going he says we'll the city just came out and calibrated the machine you have to talk to them I get back to my car to see it stop at 17.412 gallons I get home and look at auto trader it says my tanks only 15.5 so what do I do. (I think the clerk stop the pump to be honest because it stopped almost right when I left the stand and he was clicking away an his computer).

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    how low was your gas gauge when you filled up?

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    What to do? Bend over. I would go to a different gas station from now on though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss View Post
    how low was your gas gauge when you filled up?
    right before the E red line I have had the car lower before and never took that to fill up.

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    Never ever go Inside!!! what you need to do is call the city or the cops(yes ive seen people do it before) what that attendant just told you is a bunch of Bull manure! the city never calibrates the pumps, they have a special government for that, but darn it i just lost the link, thank you virus. but be aware next time you do that report their asses. I ve seen officals comming with empty gallons and testing the pumps. but they are undercover though. Usually theres an 800 number on the pumps. by law it has to be there, where did you fill up

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurraquio View Post
    Never ever go Inside!!! what you need to do is call the city or the cops(yes ive seen people do it before) what that attendant just told you is a bunch of Bull manure! the city never calibrates the pumps, they have a special government for that, but darn it i just lost the link, thank you virus. but be aware next time you do that report their asses. I ve seen officals comming with empty gallons and testing the pumps. but they are undercover though. Usually theres an 800 number on the pumps. by law it has to be there, where did you fill up
    Cheveron on lawerence express way right by 237 in sunnyvale ca I can get the address.

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    here are a few other small things to think about what time of day was it . you get less gas when it is hot , youwanna fill up early in the morning when the tanks are cool and never have it go as fast as it can you lose some that way see the following message

    Subject: Tips on buying gasoline


    TIPS ON PUMPING GAS (Good information) I don't know what you
    guys are paying for gasoline.... but here in California we are also paying
    higher, up to $3.50 per gallon. 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 gallon..


    Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose , CA we deliver
    about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline. One day is
    diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular and premium grades.
    We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons.



    Only buy or fill up your car or truck 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 more dense the
    gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon
    or in the evening....your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum
    business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel
    and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role.

    A 1-degree 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 vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at
    the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of

    the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors 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 gas tank is HALF FULL
    or HALF EMPTY. The reason for this is, the more gas you have in your tank
    the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you
    can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This
    roof serves as zero clearance between the gas 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 gallon is
    actually the exact amount.



    Another reminder, if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage
    tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up--most likely the gasoline is
    being stirred up as the gas 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 most value for your money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TA421 View Post
    here are a few other small things to think about what time of day was it . you get less gas when it is hot , youwanna fill up early in the morning when the tanks are cool and never have it go as fast as it can you lose some that way see the following message

    Subject: Tips on buying gasoline


    TIPS ON PUMPING GAS (Good information) I don't know what you
    guys are paying for gasoline.... but here in California we are also paying
    higher, up to $3.50 per gallon. 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 gallon..


    Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose , CA we deliver
    about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline. One day is
    diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular and premium grades.
    We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons.



    Only buy or fill up your car or truck 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 more dense the
    gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon
    or in the evening....your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum
    business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel
    and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role.

    A 1-degree 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 vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at
    the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of

    the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors 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 gas tank is HALF FULL
    or HALF EMPTY. The reason for this is, the more gas you have in your tank
    the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you
    can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This
    roof serves as zero clearance between the gas 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 gallon is
    actually the exact amount.



    Another reminder, if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage
    tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up--most likely the gasoline is
    being stirred up as the gas 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 most value for your money.
    you must make good money! but do you ever suffer headaches? I used to deliver Jet fuel to millitary bases i couldnt stand the smell but it was somewhat pleasing, best job i ever had at 28dollars an hour. but then they had to change their insurance so i got the boot. any how ours shifts were from 5PM till done or 5Am till done we never delivered during the peek hot hour, with the most expensive fuel was delivered at daylight while the cheap stuff during night.

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    I once let my 98 run down pass the E and it only took 14.9 gallons to fill up. I think you got taken by the gas station.

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    should you always fill your tank completely full? As far as performance goes it seems that less gas in tank = faster?? Also do you get better gas mileage with less gas?

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    hurriquio... thats some good information

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    Awesome information!! Thank you!

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    I NEVER let my tank get down under a 1/4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettosled View Post

    dude all i am look for at the pumps is that the Gallon matches the price because some mom and pop stores rip you off by either adding some water to the fuel (Sunglo's) or having the pumps adjusted. just be carefull, always fill up at name brand stations like Shell, Chevron, 76, ohh and btw if youre traveling stay off that flying J crap their 93 octane causes my SES light to go on one time.

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    what is the best gas to use , Hess .Chevron , Shell Race track ?

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    the actual gasoline is the same because it all comes from the trans america pipe line. the only difference is the additives. i always use shell and have never had issues

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