Gas. . Week of Driving i' I ways of Driving HIM IT FEELS EVERY TIME I FILL ll? MY TANK. The amount of fuel in my Land Rover depends entirely on which type of corner I'm taking - left and it's empty, right and it's full. British engineering at it's  Gas Week of Driving i' I ways HIM IT FEELS EVERY TIME FILL ll? MY TANK The amount fuel in my Land Rover depends entirely on which type corner I'm taking - left and it's empty right full British engineering at
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #7 - lewersss
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(07/26/2013) [-]
The amount of fuel in my Land Rover depends entirely on which type of corner I'm taking - left and it's empty, right and it's full.

British engineering at it's finest.
User avatar #27 to #7 - spankcakes
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Then why don't you just drive in a clockwise circle and enjoy the endless fuel..?
User avatar #18 to #7 - jdogtwoptzero
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And you see, my GMC Jimmy works a little differently. Going downhill / hard braking results in an empty tank. While uphill or hard accelerating results in a full tank. Needless to say, living here in Utah results in a pretty bi-polar fuel guage.
User avatar #23 to #18 - sketchE
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my friends blazer seemed to be powered by sext (or ugly but i like to keep my self esteem up) whenever i got in he got an extra quarter tank
User avatar #36 to #23 - jdogtwoptzero
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Blazer/Jimmy/Bravada master race
User avatar #4 - Lambda
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My car works the opposite way. "empty" on the gauge means half a tank. For the longest time I thought i just had the ********* gas mileage.
User avatar #10 to #4 - rieskimo
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The same reason why it's so wonky to go from "F" to halfway. Check out my diagram on comment #9, it's basic but you'll get the idea.
#29 to #4 - anon id: b799d09c
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That's plain retarded because you should also have figured your tank was half it's actual size.
User avatar #6 - sketchysketchist
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That's because of the technology used to measure how much gas you have in the tank.
It's a ball that floats connected to a stick.
When the tank is empty, the ball with be on the bottom, but once you fill it it gas it begins to float.
However once the ball reaches the top, it'll stop raising while you can still add more gas.
This leads to the ball now being in the gas than floating on it.
So when it empties out, you car will tell you it's still completely full even though your gas has just used up that space that drowns the ball.
Then the ball begins to lower and you're like "Dafuq?
Then the ball touches the bottom and you just ran out of gas.
#9 to #6 - rieskimo
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****** diagram to show you.
User avatar #11 to #9 - sketchysketchist
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Thank you for your help.
User avatar #12 to #11 - rieskimo
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No prob, Fuel Pump floats are a bitch because they're the worst engineered thing in that system and they're such a pain to replace.

I work in Auto Parts.
User avatar #13 to #12 - sketchysketchist
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I knew they were pretty low-tech, butI never knew they were that big of a hassle.
I thought it was just simple replacement.
User avatar #14 to #13 - rieskimo
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Well, most car companies are making whole fuel pump modules like the one pictured. That means that even if it was easy to get to(most times it's not) you still have to buy the whole module for like $300-$500(around here at least) in order to get a working float/sender.
User avatar #21 to #14 - sketchysketchist
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So, you pretty much have to buy the cow when you just want the milk?.
You'd think that companies would change something that's practically useless and improve it. Though I'm not surprise since this probably makes them a better profit.
User avatar #22 to #21 - rieskimo
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I think it's more of a matter of, the float hasn't been engineered to keep up with the rest of the pieces(that would take extra money) and you're going to need to replace the whole thing anyway when it wears out(under normal wear and tear). Furthermore, it's cheaper to install a whole unit on the line instead of a bunch of pieces.

I'm sure there's a little money grubbing there but I think it's mostly a "I don't think it's broke enough so I'm not going to fix it" kind of case.
User avatar #24 to #22 - sketchysketchist
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Good point.
Well, maybe someone would find a way that's better and cheap to replace.
Otherwise, I guess we can all deal with filling up the tank every time it's a quarter empty.
User avatar #25 to #24 - rieskimo
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I bet there's an electronic way to do it, by measuring resistance from a metal probe. I'm sure there are a million ideas out there, but in order to implement them you have to have some serious cashola invested in R&D and be able to prove that they're safe and effective. At least in America.
User avatar #37 to #25 - sketchysketchist
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That's ****** up, man.
#17 - tuonosciocco
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Don't completely fill up your tank. When you completely fill it, it causes the car to weigh more and you use more petrol carrying a full tank around. Fill the tank to 3/4 full and you'll get more miles to the gallon.
#26 to #17 - pridefulmatthew
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#28 to #17 - wizi
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This is just one of those "tips"

You're better off cleaning your car and throwing away unnecessary **** to make it weigh less.

I'm really trying to watch my mileage and while I see this tip everywhere, I have never noticed a difference, only that I have to get gas more often.
User avatar #31 to #17 - mookiez
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I don't think a couple pounds of gas will be noticeable. That is like keeping your tailgate down for better air resistance this batter millage. The mythbusters tested that and drove until the trucks raan out of gas the one with the tailgate down lasted 10 seconds longer. And other factors could have made it last longer, so it doesn't matter.
#34 to #31 - mochabearwelch
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the odd thing there was that the mesh tailgate replacement lasted the longest.
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User avatar #30 - charagrin
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In my 05 Tuscon LX a full tank lasts a week. The first half of the tank lasts 6 days and then the last half is magically sucked up on the last day.
User avatar #8 - losglatzos
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tank? but tank means panzer. ur language sucks dicks
#32 to #8 - mookiez
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Damn you're retarded.
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#3 - anon id: 3e098444
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Its cause the tank reads as full longer than any other level. Cause when you fill it up, you fill up past the sensor, which is in the tank, while the gas goes all the way up to the nozzle.
#2 - kuchen
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Just keep it in the upper half then ;-)
User avatar #1 - chairmanmao
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The float in the tank gets pressed against the top of its housing when the tank is fairly full. Because of that my car's fuel gauge doesn't move for the first 100 km. Thats why the first bit takes forever
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