I was told years ago never to fill up at a gas station that was filling up their tanks. Is this true. I was told it stirs up all the junk in the in ground tanks. Any thoughts?
Actually the operator Is supposed to stick the tanks and when water reaches a certain level the tanks are pumped to the bottom and fresh fuel is put in the tank..Does not happen too often we hope but we did do that when we needed to..The fuel that was pumped out went back to be filtered and processed and put back in the dist system..Bob....in stating that, how often if ever do they....the owners or the gas industry ...Shell, Chevron, Sinclair etc. pump out and actually clean all the debris out of the tanks? Are they mandated by state or federal to do so every 5 yrs. or so or does it just keeping collecting and hopefully caught by the filters?
Back in the seventies we didn't have the Fed and state regulations. Used to "stick" the tanks and check for water..Actually the operator Is supposed to stick the tanks and when water reaches a certain level the tanks are pumped to the bottom and fresh fuel is put in the tank..Does not happen too often we hope but we did do that when we needed to..The fuel that was pumped out went back to be filtered and processed and put back in the dist system..
You and me both! HOLY COW now I don't want to go to a gas station at all!That turned out to be extremely informative for me thanks for all the responses. I learned a lot from what I thought was a silly thread I started. I do notice a difference in gas mileage from tank full to tank full if I am traveling so now I know why.
You are right, I remember seeing those stickers and I don't think they are there anymore!There is no more regulation on octane either. the octane rating on the pump isnt factual to what your pumping! The government used to check octane and put Government inspection stickers on the pumps that the octane was tested and when, and is up to snuff ! Jester
Alcohol draws water like a magnet, so I don't understand what you mean by you cant mix water with the gas now? Put gas in a mason jar add some water and shake it, it mixes and over time the heavy water settles to the bottom!! but with alcohol the water mixes even better and takes longer to settle! Dry gas is alcohol and draws water to it and breaks up the water molecules mixing it into the fuel instead of the water setting in a puddle in your tank! so it can be burned in your combustion chambers and doesn't cause damage to injectors ,Etc etc! A private owner of a station that owns his own pumps that buys his own gas only has to sell the oil products on his shelves to put up a sign that advertises a particular gas co. If a station is supplied pumps by a particular co. he has to buy and sell gas from that co. and is dictated the price he has to sell for if he sells different gas the company will pull his pumps! If you buy and and sell Sunoko your gas has all the additives ! But its getting to the point that you cant trust the sign out front of that convenient store station. Coin oil delivers out of the same tanker to Imperial, Marathon, and the Bp, on the same day they are all right in a row just a block away from each other. The tanker is void of company Logo. Coin oil thinks its funny because people think they are getting better gas mileage from the Marathon then the Imperial but its the same gas!!! I go to coin to get my 110 octane in gas cans and we talk about this! but the Sunoco station gets its gas from SunokoI've worked for 2 major oil co. and know for a fact that nothing that Jester said is true around here. Each oil co has there own addative package that is required by law. You cannot mix water with todays gas because of the alcohol content.
It happens, It has probably happened to many on here that fill up with premium and a few miles down the road have spark knock or you get a few gallons of gas and your engine light comes on and when you cap your tank off it goes out(any one have that happen)that's why I try to buy at a station I trust!! most high performance car owners have their particular station they trust! :mwink: If I pull into a strange town when on a rod run I look for a hotrodder and ask wheres the best gas is ! if I cant find one I flip a coin LOLBoy that would really stink if you think you are getting 93 and actually getting 87. It could cost you an engine I would think.