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To: yldstrk
when I was in the military, they taught that we should never go below half a tank

Wife is emphatic about it after being caught low during an impending Florida hurricane, when all the gas stations shut down and bailed.

Years later a mechanic said that with these new cars, driving too often with a low tank left the internal gas pump exposed and not insulated by the gas, and tended to fail more often.

Between the two, I now top off when I get near a half tank.

45 posted on 04/08/2013 8:32:57 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Oatka
Between the two, I now top off when I get near a half tank.

Now the Feds are trying to lighten cars as much as possible to make them more fuel efficient, and you are carrying around a halftank of dead weight all the time.

Shame on you and your carbonfootprint!

60 posted on 04/08/2013 1:16:17 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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