[ROVERNET - UK] Fw: Real Tips on saving gas......

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Sat Mar 22 22:20:36 GMT 2008

1.  Bowsers in Australia are temperature compensated now.
2.  I cannot use high speed on a P6!
3. You are going to displace the evaporation either way, half full filled 
twice, or empty filled once.  Can't see the difference.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "LANCE G LACERTE, LANCE G LA CERTE" <lacpsyd6 at msn.com>
To: "Rovernet" <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 8:24 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Fw: Real Tips on saving gas......

> Not direct Rover content, but I found it very helpful none the less and 
> learned a lot in the process.  Hope others find it helpful as well.
> Lance La Certe, '70 3500S
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Dean Morgan" <wdeanmorgan at earthlink.net>
> To: "HOWE Karen" <karenhowe5028 at comcast.net>
> Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 3:29 PM
> Subject: Real Tips on saving gas......
>> I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline.... but in California 
>> we are paying up to $3.50 per gallon. 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 gallon..
>> Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose , CA we 
>> deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline. 
>> One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular and 
>> premium grades. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 
>> 16,800,000 gallons.
>> Only buy or fill up your car or truck 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 more 
>> dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in 
>> the afternoon or in the evening....your gallon is not exactly a gallon. 
>> In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of 
>> the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products 
>> plays an important role.  A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal 
>> for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature 
>> compensation at the pumps
>> 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, middle, and high. In slow mode you should be pumping on low speed, 
>> thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All 
>> hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast 
>> rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those 
>> vapors 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 gas tank is HALF 
>> FULL.  The reason for this is, the more gas you have in your tank the 
>> less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you 
>> can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This 
>> roof serves as zero clearance between the gas 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 gallon 
>> is actually the exact amount.
>> Another reminder, if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage 
>> tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up--most likely the gasoline 
>> is being stirred up as the gas 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 most value for your money.
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