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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Fueling up

Is it true that you shouldn't fuel up when the tanker has just delivered fuel to the gas station? It is said that all the sediments at the station's tanks surface and end up in your car's fuel tank.
Any truth to this?

I might have noticed slower accelaration after fueling up yesterday....
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 12:28 PM
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Re: Fueling up

Sounds like a myth to me. I have to believe the gas is filtered very well before it ever reaches your car. I mean, it's virtually unfathomable to me that such a problem would go unnoticed and that modern gas station would be pumping sediment into its customers' tanks.


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Re: Fueling up

Yea...there is a whole filter system. It's filtered well before it gets put in the tank so there really shouldn't be much junk in the tanks to begin with. After that, I do believe there are filters inside the pumping islands.


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Re: Fueling up

[quote author=SpeedTrap link=topic=69247.msg1200670#msg1200670 date=1171211447]

I might have noticed slower accelaration after fueling up yesterday....
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I would hope so, you added over 100lbs to your car

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 09:21 PM
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Re: Fueling up

Call Mythbusters and find out.
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[quote author=ebhcr link=topic=69247.msg1201532#msg1201532 date=1171246860]
Call Mythbusters and find out.
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good call


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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 09:32 PM
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Re: Fueling up

I really don't think you have to worry about it. The plant that refines the gas filters it. Some gas stations even filter it. Your car filters it. It's a never ending line of filters.
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Re: Fueling up

FWIT - I worked at a station in college where the driver that filled the tanks on a regular basis warned against filling up right afterwards...but what does he know?

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Re: Fueling up

Not a lot. He drives a fricken gas truck. If he was say the engineer who designed the inground tanks, or the fuel pumps, or maybe the refining stations...maybe I would listen to him. A dude who drives the truck...sure I'll trust him.
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Re: Fueling up

This guys seems to build and service stations:

http://www.virginiabeachgasprices.co...p;page_size=30

If holding tanks are fabbed of some form of steel they must have corrosion issues over time. If corrosion takes place I would imagine that A) additional sediment accumulates in the tanks and B) in rarer cases water could (and does) seep into the tanks as a result of corrosion weakened tank walls.

Underground tanks have to meet EPA requirements here in the US to prevent leakage and soil contamination and I'm sure they are inspected, but when was the last time you saw the EPA at a gas station? Nothing is perfect and tanks get dirty. Filters can't remove water (and aren't changed regularly at all stations). See "Dirty Gas" here:

http://www.aa1car.com/library/us10325.htm

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