You are fueling up with diesel, how full do you go?

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  1. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Road Train Member

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    I try to avoid fueling right before shutting down to avoid the expansion problem. I rather top off as much as I can and moving out right away. You’ll burn off some of the excess trying to get back to highway speeds anyways.
     
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  3. Ejt

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    It's hard to resist trying to cram in those extra gallons. But honestly, it can cause some serious issues with your car. You don't want to mess with the emissions system or risk fuel leakage.
     
  4. Crude Truckin'

    Crude Truckin' Alien Spacecraft

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    Topping a truck off isn’t going to mess with the emissions.
     
  5. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Back in 2006, we fueled in Denver, headed west - got a Level 1 inspection up the hill there, and noted as a violation (the only violation) - was “Tanks exceeding rated capacity “.

    As @Last Call said - look at the filler neck for the % full information.
     
  6. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    Bottom of the neck, usually stop at a round number, I hate wasting time and stopping so if I’m stopping for fuel it’s getting filled
     
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  7. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Road Train Member

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  8. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    FIFY...

    If I'm filling up, I fill.... up.... Interpreted into my native language, that's full.
     
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  9. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    Is this a serious thread ? What’s next, “How long do you hold the start button(turn key) before you let go ?”……..?o_O:confused:
     
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  10. Last Call

    Last Call Road Train Member

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    Once upon a time I would said this is just a joke .. but sadly I think it is a serious question this just show the level this industry has lowered it’s self too
     
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  11. JolliRoger

    JolliRoger Road Train Member

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    So says the man who has run tanks bone dry and knows exactly how much to tell them to bring.:rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Words of wisdom,...
    One of my business partners was quite taciturn. He was getting a 20 out of the petty cash box under the counter one day to go on a service call.
    It was usual to take some cash if you were going to another town and knew gas would be cheaper. Knowing the call was only in city limits, I stroked him a little" "Not going straight over there, huh Demp?" He just put the 20 in his pocket, box back under the counter, turned and walked past me saying....
    "Roger, it is cheaper to haul it than it is to tote it."
     

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