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Old 05-13-2010, 06:05 PM   #3
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Default Re: gas

In the Chicago area it may come pre-fouled from the pump! Weather changes, ground water, and lousy tanks are common. I have a friend with a 'vette and he always carries empty clear glass pint jars, saved from sauce, pickles, etc. When he pulls into a station he fills up 1/2 a jar. If it isn't crystal clear, he pays the 25 cents with his credit card, leaves the jar by the pump, and adds the station to his foul list. One $2,000 non-warranty repair from the dealer made him into a jar collector. If a station has pumps with three grades of gas but one hose, not three, he takes a pass. No way to tell what you are getting in the first 1/2 gallon, other than financially SCREWED. He also adds some $20 a 1/2 pint snake oil the Chevy dealer 'vette specialist pushes for fill-ups with E10. Bend over!
Mechanical engineering 101: If you put an adjustment knob, screw, bolt, or tolerance specs on something, some people will immediately fiddle with it. If you mark it DO NOT TOUCH everyone will mess with it.
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