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Old 02-23-2003, 11:06 PM
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"How do you fill your tank?"

Just wondering how does everyone fill their tank? Till the first click, or till the gas is "dribbling out"? For me, I squeeze everybit I can until it starts to come out.

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Old 02-24-2003, 10:14 AM
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Just until it stops.
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Old 02-24-2003, 10:20 AM
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Stuff as much fuel as I possibly can. I like to maximize the distance between refuels as I fill the tank twice a week.
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Old 02-24-2003, 10:27 AM
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Let it click off, then maybe a bit more to even up the dollar/cents amount so I don't end up with a pocket full of pennies and nickles
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Old 02-24-2003, 11:44 AM
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On long trips (with the ML), I fill until it practically dribbles out.

On a daily basis, just until it clicks...unless it's close to an even dollar amount, then I play that game!

Had a pretty interesting looking monthly invoice one time when I had a perfect streak of fill-ups with even dollar amounts!
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Old 02-24-2003, 03:38 PM
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I can remember just a few years ago when it was cheaper to drive my 3/4 ton truck than the old Suzuki Samurai to and from work.
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Old 02-24-2003, 03:57 PM
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On long trips (with the ML), I fill until it practically dribbles out.
Hey do you have the fuel sending unit fixed?
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Old 02-24-2003, 07:56 PM
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I fill to the dollar. Or I fill it to the prepaid amount.
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Old 02-24-2003, 09:48 PM
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I keep going after the click untill the next even dollar
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Old 02-24-2003, 11:15 PM
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What could get damaged in a 126 if I fill it till it trickles out? I have been doing this for a long time already and car has no change to it.
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Old 02-25-2003, 12:17 AM
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It depends:

W126: First click and then about 3 litres, before clocking into the nearest dollar.

W124: First click, and round up to nearest dollar as it will be full.

W123; same as 124.

W202; same as 124.

The Honda Accord we have has a low tolerance of extras when the click is heard. So stop whatever you're doing.
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Old 02-25-2003, 01:43 AM
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Fill to the click and round up a little if I can get to an even number. I also always hold a paper towel below the tip of the nozzle while inserting and removing to catch any dribbles.
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Old 02-26-2003, 01:27 AM
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Today I refilled the tank of my 86 420 SEL. The price per gallon of 91 octane was $2.13. I trickled the petro in as slowly as molasses on New Years Eve in Oslo. I guess my reasoning was along the lines of "chew slowly and longer - it makes you feel full faster".
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Old 02-26-2003, 10:03 AM
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First click, than I look at the gallons put in to see if it clicked too soon................
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Old 02-26-2003, 11:06 PM
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If I fill it slowly will I get more in the tank? Is their a trick or something to filling slowly?

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