Do you fill up with fuel, or put $20 in at a time?

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Do you think filling up or putting small amounts of gas in at a time is more efficient?

Filling up is more efficient.
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Only putting in what you need is more efficient.
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Do you fill up with fuel, or put $20 in at a time?

Postby cat007 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:36 pm

I've always wondered if it's more efficient to fill up with fuel rather than put $20 in at a time. I normally do the latter - sometimes $40.

In my mind, if you fill up, you're carting around a good 40-50kg, which is bad - BUT - if you only put $20 or so in at a time, you're using more gas when you start every time you pull out of the gas station.....

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Re: Do you fill up with fuel, or put $20 in at a time?

Postby Mr.Phreak » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:39 pm

cat007 wrote:Thoughts?

Who gives a shit??
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Postby siren676 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:45 pm

Fuel what-ency?

I just chuck $30 in when the needle hits the 1/4 tank mark and dont really care how far it gets me.
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Re: Do you fill up with fuel, or put $20 in at a time?

Postby cat007 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:49 pm

Mr.Phreak wrote:
cat007 wrote:Thoughts?

Who gives a shit??


More $ than sense
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Postby Jason T » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:53 pm

siren676 wrote:Fuel what-ency?


Guage hits 1/4 pump in another 60 ltrs of BP 98 :roll:

Never run out of gas EVER how many times have YOU 8O
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Re: Do you fill up with fuel, or put $20 in at a time?

Postby QikStarlie » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:55 pm

cat007 wrote:
Mr.Phreak wrote:
cat007 wrote:Thoughts?

Who gives a shit??


More $ than sense


+ one for who gives a shit. time is money, use it wisely instead of being at the gas station half your life. fill it up and drive!
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Postby cat007 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:58 pm

Jason T wrote:
siren676 wrote:Fuel what-ency?


Guage hits 1/4 pump in another 60 ltrs of BP 98 :roll:

Never run out of gas EVER how many times have YOU 8O


Only once - but that was because we were in our campervan and playing the 'how far can we get the needle to bend around the E stopper' game....Had a spare 10L in the back so it was all fine n dandy

After a year of carrying around all that extra weight, I bet you un-necessarily burnt an extra 60L of your precious 98
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Postby solitaire » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:05 pm

I fill up, i see it as a waste of time otherwise.
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Postby ch4ng » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:14 pm

Most of the time I fill it up when it gets to 1/4, if I'm low on funds then put in $50
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Postby cartman640 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:48 pm

I always fill it right up, normally when the fuel light starts to flash on, saves too many trips to the petrol station.
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Postby GDII » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:01 pm

Used to fill it right up as I would drive 80km a day but now $30 week as I drive 2-3km a a day average and a bit further in the weekend.
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Postby Al » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:05 pm

I live in Christchurch so I fill up every week regardless of how much or little I have used. You never know what is going to happen, also have a wad of cash for the same situation. That and I like keeping track of efficiency of my daily runner.
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Postby iOnic » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:22 pm

I fill them right up. If you're that worried about fuel economy that 20-30liters is the difference between being able to afford to run your car or not - perhaps it's time to get a Prius.
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Postby Nuty|Mike » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:32 pm

GDII wrote:Used to fill it right up as I would drive 80km a day but now $30 week as I drive 2-3km a a day average and a bit further in the weekend.


Same as me was 45 mins from work now 6 mins from work and our building backs onto a servo so just top up when getting the milk and bread means no time wasted.
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Postby RS13 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:50 pm

Al wrote:I live in Christchurch so I fill up every week regardless of how much or little I have used. You never know what is going to happen, also have a wad of cash for the same situation. That and I like keeping track of efficiency of my daily runner.


This. I like to keep it above half at least, generally $20 or $30 at a time.
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Postby eskimo » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:45 pm

Just fill it, One trip a week to the servo a week is better than three or four
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Postby Scottie » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:51 pm

top up, drive 600km. top up again.
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Postby cat007 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:52 pm

Scottie wrote:top up, drive 600km. top up again.


600km's!? You either drive like a nana, own a diesel, or news a bigger turbo haha
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Postby Bling » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:03 pm

$90 a time, however much 98 that is.
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Postby RobertC » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:05 pm

drive around, empty light comes on meaning 8L left in tank. Make a trip to gull when possible.

Fill Up.

Today, car drank 43.1L had traveled 579km :D =7.4L/100km. Blacktop FTW. (No i don't drive it like a Nana)
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