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Good Morning ... Not a lot of people know this ?

snowtiger Avatar
7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
.Not a lot of people know this ?


WHO KNEW THIS???

Like everyone else I have been traveling in cars/driving for most of my life .. I would think I should have noticed the little secret on the dashboard that was staring me in the face the whole time...I didn't...and I bet you didn't either...

Have you ever rented or borrowed a car and when arriving at the petrol station wondered...mmm, which side is the petrol filler cap?

Normal solution is to stick your head out the window, strain your neck and look, try to see in the side mirrors or even get out of the car!!!!

Well ladies and gentlemen, I'm going to share with you my little secret so you will no longer look like Ace Ventura on your way to the petrol station or put your neck at risk of discomfort or injury.

If you look at your petrol gauge, you will see a small icon of a petrol pump?

The handle of the petrol pump will extend out on either the left or right side of the petrol pump?

If your filler cap is on the left, the handle will be on the left?

If your filler cap is on the right, the handle will be on the right (see photo post #2).

It is that simple!

(edit ... or maybe not!!!¬)
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
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#2
[SIZE=2][FONT=Tahoma]I don't know how you feel right now but when I found out this morning I felt cheated!

WHY don't the dealers share such important information with car buyers?
I don't understand why this isn't in the Highway Code or even the car manufacturers manual??
I don't get why any mechanic I have ever been too or know has even thought of mentioning this to me??
The only possible explanation can be that all these people probably don't even know!

Go out and share the world's best kept auto secret with your friends as this is information is way too important to be kept secret.[/FONT][FONT=Arial][COLOR=black][COLOR=black][/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
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#3
:o :o :)
#4
oh mannnn thas sooo old... clarkson mentioned it on T.G not so long ago
#5
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#6
foxymissroxy;4228428
:o :o :)

Morning Foxy
#7
red_one;4228432
oh mannnn thas sooo old... clarkson mentioned it on T.G not so long ago

Why on earth didn't you tell me? :p
#8
snowtiger
Morning Foxy



Morning Snowy im afraid i was reading that waiting for the punch line . . . . . lol

its very handy to know tho ill look really clever now my friends always ask me as we pull in the garage which side is it quick lol
#9
I was impressed, but it's not true :w00t:
#10
Thats interesting, never knew that. Thanks
#11
jtx;4228455
I was impressed, but it's not true :w00t:

Really? :w00t: .. As far as I know it is a fact?

What makes you say this?
Have I been misinformed?
#12
snowtiger
Really? :w00t: .. As far as I know it is fact?

What makes you say this?
Have I been misinformed?


This fuel gauge

http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:Bybzyxk9Gef1NM:http://www.ukcar.com/road_tests/Lexus/lexus-is/LEXUS-IS-200-FUEL-GAUGE.jpg

Is from this car (see fuelcap on left)
http://us1.webpublications.com.au/static/images/articles/i556/55627_00mg.jpg

It may be right with other cars though :?
#13
Its not, i have seen a few cars that it not right for either.
#14
snowtiger;4228421
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WHY don't the dealers share such important information with car buyers?
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When i bought my new car in November the salesman actually pointed this out to me - mine has the pump icon and a little arrow pointing to the left
#15
jtx;4228501
This fuel gauge

http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:Bybzyxk9Gef1NM:http://www.ukcar.com/road_tests/Lexus/lexus-is/LEXUS-IS-200-FUEL-GAUGE.jpg

Is from this car (see fuelcap on left)
http://us1.webpublications.com.au/static/images/articles/i556/55627_00mg.jpg

It may be right with other cars though :?

How do you know the piccy of the fuel gauge is from the car below ? :?
#16
BlondeBella;4228510
Its not, i have seen a few cars that it not right for either.

Good morning BB .. How strange? It seems that this is not always 100% the case then?
#17
Does anyone know what I am supposed to put in the cap marked 710 under my bonnet:?
#18
foxymissroxy;4228448
Morning Snowy im afraid i was reading that waiting for the punch line . . . . . lol

its very handy to know tho ill look really clever now my friends always ask me as we pull in the garage which side is it quick lol

Have a look before you get into the car to be on the safe side as it seems this is not completely fool proof! ..................... lmao !! ;-)
#19
snowtiger
How do you know the piccy of the fuel gauge is from the car below ? :?


Cos I have one and went to have a look before I posted the pics :)
#20
Oh I got all excited then to share this new found knowledge!!! Is it really not true??

I'm going to check my car today just in case anyways!

Thanks :-)
#21
snowtiger
Good morning BB .. How strange? It seems that this is not always 100% the case then?


Morning Snowtiger, Yeah, there is not a lot of cars that don't apply to the rul but there are some, mine is right but im sure is my OH sis car isn't.
#22
alot of ppl didnt know this either..

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/176/374317069_03364eeb65.jpg
#23
dancing.diva;4228608
Oh I got all excited then to share this new found knowledge!!! Is it really not true??
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I'm going to check my car today just in case anyways!
[SIZE=7]It's true for mine[/SIZE]

Thanks :-)

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Well as far as I knew at the time of posting it was true!
I had never heard of it either before!! .. but it seems that there is the 'odd exception' to the rule ............ so maybe it's a 90% of the time guide! ? lol :roll:

(.. good job it was posted in nonsense too :oops: )
#24
btw snowtiger, isnt it the other way round, as in the the picture with the side of the car ur fuel cap.......if u look at jtx his makes more sense because if u were in a petrol station, the way his picture on the fuel gauge is, would be exactly how u wud have to drive into the fuel bay.
#25
modoc;4228461
Thats interesting, never knew that. Thanks

Morning Modoc .. Looks like this is not so solid! :whistling:
#26
red_dwarfer;4228536
When i bought my new car in November the salesman actually pointed this out to me - mine has the pump icon and a little arrow pointing to the left

................ Another post to prove what useful information I have posted :-D
#27
jtx;4228582
Does anyone know what I am supposed to put in the cap marked 710 under my bonnet:?

[SIZE=6]OIL ........................ lmao[/SIZE]
#28
Snowtiger, are you just trying to confuse us????

(do i risk getting my head knocked off at the pump or do I put my trust in a tiger? :? )
#29
acecatcher3;4228695
btw snowtiger, isnt it the other way round, as in the the picture with the side of the car ur fuel cap.......if u look at jtx his makes more sense because if u were in a petrol station, the way his picture on the fuel gauge is, would be exactly how u wud have to drive into the fuel bay.

..God knows just really confused now! :o lol

Thought you couldn't post from work anymore?
#30
snowtiger
[SIZE=6]OIL ........................ lmao[/SIZE]


Just testing:thumbsup:

I think most gauges have the nozzle to the right. Most German cars have the filler on the right, most Japanese cars have the filler on the left as do my Honda and Lexus, although the Subaru is Japanese and the filler is on the right:?
#31
cassieismydoggie;4228779
Snowtiger, are you just trying to confuse us????


[COLOR=darkred]Hey cassie xx[/COLOR]
[COLOR=darkred]roflmao .. Would I do that?[/COLOR]


(do i risk getting my head knocked off at the pump or do I put my trust in a tiger? :? )


[COLOR=darkred]Always trust a tiger ;-) Do you not remember 'Put a tiger in your tank' ?[/COLOR]
#32
snowtiger
Always trust a tiger ;-) Do you not remember 'Put a tiger in your tank' ?


Erm .... just :oops:
#33
snowtiger
..God knows just really confused now! :o lol

Thought you couldn't post from work anymore?


i dont know either, sounded ok till i saw jtx pic and thought that made more sense..........i am only person in office atm, there is a "restructure" meeting going on in my office and i wasnt invited loooool doesnt look good haha! so im spending my alone time well as i have no1 sitting behind me to grass.
#34
acecatcher3
alot of ppl didnt know this either..

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/176/374317069_03364eeb65.jpg


Why is there 2 for March and none for May? :?
#35
King of Thieves
Why is there 2 for March and none for May? :?


so you can ask that question of course :roll:

(hello buddy :) )
1 Like #36
............... On second thoughts after careful reflection of other posters I think it would be right in saying,
''Everyone please ignore this thread', thankyou for taking the time to read it, if it had been true it would of been very interesting. Sorry for any inconvenience caused & any loss of time that could of been spent elsewhere'' Tiger :santa:
#37
snowtiger
............... On second thoughts after careful reflection of other posters I think it would be right in saying,
''Everyone please ignore this thread', thankyou for taking the time to read it, if it had been true it would of been very interesting. Sorry for any inconvenience caused & any loss of time that could of been spent elsewhere'' Tiger :santa:


Oh bless, I wouldn't have wanted to spend it anywhere else :friends: xx
#38
cassieismydoggie
so you can ask that question of course :roll:

(hello buddy :) )


:-D

Morning Cas, I never knew you were 104. You look good for your age ;-)

Thanks for the info snowtiger. It's a new thing which companys are trying to put in all models of their car ranges. Think Ace is right though, if the pump is coming from the left it means your petrol cap is on the right because at the feul court you would drive up to the pumps on the left.
Am I making sense :thinking:
#39
King of Thieves;4228917
:-D

Morning Cas, I never knew you were 104. You look good for your age ;-)

Thanks for the info snowtiger. It's a new thing which companys are trying to put in all models of their car ranges. Think Ace is right though, if the pump is coming from the left it means your petrol cap is on the right because at the feul court you would drive up to the pumps on the left.
Am I making sense :thinking:

Hi there KOT .. yes that makes sense .. I see what you mean .. ...............
btw what is a feul court? lol
#40
acecatcher3;4228671
alot of ppl didnt know this either..

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/176/374317069_03364eeb65.jpg

What on earth is this all about? enlighten us

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