Found 1st May 2008
Tips on Filling your Vehicles...
This is a Message received from a friend:
I don't know what you guys are paying for petrol... but here in Durban, we are also paying higher, up to 47.35 per litre. 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 litre.
Here at the Marian Hill Pipeline, where I work in Durban, we deliver about 4 million litres in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline.
One day is diesel; the next day is jet fuel, and petrol, LRP and Unleaded. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 litres.
ONLY BUY OR FILL UP YOUR CAR OR BIKKIE 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 denser the fuel, when it gets warmer petrol expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening.... your litre is not exactly a litre.
In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the petrol, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products play an important role. A 1degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.
Compiled by Ramesh Patel on 16.03.2008 @ 10:00Hrs. Page 1 of 2
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,
Compiled by Ramesh Patel on 16.03.2008 @ 10:00Hrs. Page 2 of 2
middle, and high. In slow mode, you should be pumping on low speed, thereby minimizing the vapours that are created, while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapour return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapour. Those vapours 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 TANK IS HALF FULL. The reason for this is, the more fuel you have in your tank, the less air occupying its empty space. Petrol evaporates faster than you can imagine. Petroleum storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the petrol 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 litre is actually the exact amount.
ANOTHER REMINDER, IF THERE IS A FUEL TRUCK PUMPING INTO THE STORAGE TANKS, WHEN YOU STOP TO BUY, DO NOT FILL UP - most likely the petrol/diesel is being stirred up as the fuel 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 maximum value for your money.
DO SHARE THESE TIPS WITH OTHERS! LETS SHARE INFORMATION AND BENEFIT ALL, FOR THE BETTER OF MANKIND.
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18 Comments

mmm interesting? sounds true but i have no knowledge-anything is worth a try-sending dh out at 6am to fill up sloowly..

nice tips.

i dont know what to make of this is it a joke or for real

good tips but i hate filling up... leave it to last minute...is it me or does ur hand really hurt from that trigger thingy.... hate filling up!

mmm i cant work out how to keep the clip n the trigger..must be blond...lol

magicbeans;2009096

good tips but i hate filling up... leave it to last minute...is it me or … good tips but i hate filling up... leave it to last minute...is it me or does ur hand really hurt from that trigger thingy.... hate filling up!



Shouldt let it go on reserve as all the junk goes in the engine plus drinks more fuel when totally empty and then filled!!! :thumbsup:

Naeem786;2009130

Shouldt let it go on reserve as all the junk goes in the engine


I never understand when people say this, doesn't junk sink to the bottom, and doesn't the fuel tank drain from underneath ?

hi all

tis a joke :roll:

omg really?? i have to cancel dh?? would havebeen fun too!!

Can you imagine the queues if this got out - all at the crack of dawn - slow pumping???? We should have a secret Hot Uk Deal signal - so we know each other.........mmmmmmm...My husband thinks I am loosing the plot...

LaoTzu;2009153

mostly … mostly true.....http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/automobiles/a/pumping_gas.htm


LOL it says all the tips amount to peanuts in reality and not worth bothering with!

slow pumping?

I knew a girl like that once

Fluffykins;2009297

slow pumping?I knew a girl like that once




Shelly :whistling:

Fluffykins;2009297

slow pumping?I knew a girl like that once




Yeah, I think I married her!

Bargaingirl;2009241

Can you imagine the queues if this got out - all at the crack of dawn - … Can you imagine the queues if this got out - all at the crack of dawn - slow pumping????



Sounds like any old morning at my house :whistling:

owlass;2009333

Shelly :whistling:



haha! fab

omg this is a joke?!

naeem hubby tells me not to leave it to last minute either but i think i hope her will need to use my car and therefore fill it up as well!!!

my hand urts filling up..esp when ur cold and u gota stand there like a loon waiting for the click!
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