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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Postby cat007 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:08 pm

BZG|Bling wrote:$90 a time, however much 98 that is.


Squat all now that it's $2.35 a litre!
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Postby Dell'Orto » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:14 pm

I fill up everytime, $20 a shot is bugger all fuel, would nearly have to do it daily :lol:
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Postby Bling » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:48 pm

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


What sort of driving? town or open road? Never heard of such good economy for a blacktop 8O 50% of my driving would be when the car is warming up though sadly.
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Postby RobertC » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:14 pm

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


What sort of driving? town or open road? Never heard of such good economy for a blacktop 8O 50% of my driving would be when the car is warming up though sadly.


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Postby Adoom » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:20 pm

Dell'Orto wrote:I fill up everytime, $20 a shot is bugger all fuel, would nearly have to do it daily :lol:

THIS!
Just driving to work and back, a tank(40L) lasts me almost a fortnight.

Back when I drove a mini and it was only 85c a litre, $20 was loads! But that was over 12 years ago 8O
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Postby MAC_HATER » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:31 pm

i always just fill it when it hits 3 quarters empty which is about 40-45L

i tried to fill the bike up a few days back as i didint know how much was in it (turns out it was nearly full anyway) and the lady at the counter had a fat cry at me cause my fill up was under the 2 Litre minimum - she then had another cry at me when i joked about going out again and putting a couple of litres in someone elses car out there to make her happy >_<
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Postby Toby » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:49 pm

MAC_HATER wrote:i always just fill it when it hits 3 quarters empty which is about 40-45L

i tried to fill the bike up a few days back as i didint know how much was in it (turns out it was nearly full anyway) and the lady at the counter had a fat cry at me cause my fill up was under the 2 Litre minimum - she then had another cry at me when i joked about going out again and putting a couple of litres in someone elses car out there to make her happy >_<


I never really paid attention but I thought the 2l minimum was for the purposes of accuracy? We never had a problem back in the day with multiple small sales of less than 1 litre when people were filling containers.

Next time she has a cry - grab her by the moustache and get her to explain why it matters.
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Postby Garreth27 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:13 am

I hate stopping for gas but on the daily shit box i usually chuck $10 at a time :lol: but my other cars i fill up
Also push it to its limit just cause i cant be assed stopping, have run out of gas countless times in the daily. Once sat an hour and a half in onehunga waiting for a mate to come with gas as both gas stations close to me was shut and the next one was a good 45min walk away and it was 3am haha
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Postby Snaps » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:46 am

Daily I fill up whenever I run out

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Postby B1NZ » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:46 am

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


What sort of driving? town or open road? Never heard of such good economy for a blacktop 8O 50% of my driving would be when the car is warming up though sadly.


I managed to drive to Wellington from Auckland on a tank of 98 in my old AE11 Levin, 690kms or something around that, probably used 2 litres of oil though
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Postby Mr Revhead » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:04 am

I fill it, why the **** would you want to go to a gas station more than you had too? 580ish ks then another 41ish litres please.


Toby wrote:i tried to fill the bike up a few days back as i didint know how much was in it (turns out it was nearly full anyway) and the lady at the counter had a fat cry at me cause my fill up was under the 2 Litre minimum - she then had another cry at me when i joked about going out again and putting a couple of litres in someone elses car out there to make her happy >_<


I never really paid attention but I thought the 2l minimum was for the purposes of accuracy? We never had a problem back in the day with multiple small sales of less than 1 litre when people were filling containers.

Next time she has a cry - grab her by the moustache and get her to explain why it matters.[/quote]

Yeah I've never had a problem with buying 1l for the mower, or when i worked as a pumpie selling 1l for a scooter. I used to laugh when people would come in and get a 90c fill up for the nifty 50 :lol:
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Postby ee904age » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:58 pm

My ute only ever goes above 1/2 a tank when I go out of town. $20 gets me approx 10 days of daily driving to and from work including coming home for lunch every day. Unfortunately due to the cost of Rego the super cheap to run 4D56 will be making way for a 3.8 V6.
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Postby TONKA » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:38 pm

The gas you mite save from carting less wieght around you would lose through evapouration when you take your fuel cap off every day lol
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Postby no_8wire » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:02 am

My time is more valuable that any fuel saving I might get from having less weight in the car. To me I cant bothered going to the gas station every other day...

As it is I only go every 2 or 3 weeks or 800km, which ever comes sooner.

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Postby blindnz » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:16 am

I chuck $50 of 98 each time I hit petrol light. In the Toreno that lasts around 220km which for me is about a fortnight of driving. Based on the fact I bus to work.
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Postby Malcolm » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:49 pm

cat007 wrote:
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

I get about 650km between fills, definitely need bigger (i.e. existent) turbo. I used to put in $20-60 a time, but $&#$% - as everyone else has said I'd rather get where I need to go than have to stop at the petrol station all the time for gas. The difference you're making with the ~10-30kg difference in average weight by doing small top ups is probably less significant than the extra interest you get by having the extra $50 in your bank account for a week longer (i.e. SFA).
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Postby 1I1 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:03 pm

Do the same with the daily - about 650k to a tank, fill to the top worry about it again in a couple of weeks time.

Had a small laugh to myself yesterday when filling the Corolla. Guy in an Evo8 putting $20 in (of 98 so not even 10L) :lol:
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Postby mazdahard » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:10 pm

I normally just chuck $50 in the mazda a its more a weekend car normally fill the glanza though i saw a guy put $40 91 in a r33 gtr yesterday 8O
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Re: Do you fill up with fuel, or put $20 in at a time?

Postby cat007 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:13 am

Mr.Phreak wrote:
cat007 wrote:Thoughts?

Who gives a shit??


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Postby cat007 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:14 am

1I1 wrote:
Had a small laugh to myself yesterday when filling the Corolla. Guy in an Evo8 putting $20 in (of 98 so not even 10L) :lol:


I always put $20 in. But I generally buy a drink or something at the same time - so it's not like I'm at the gas station JUST for the <10L fuel hah
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