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mmi16
post Apr 28 2012, 08:53 AM
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We have threads on the price of gas, both per gallon and per tank full.....


When was the last time your vehicle ran out of gas?

When, where and all the embarassing details?


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post Apr 28 2012, 10:25 AM
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post Apr 28 2012, 01:19 PM
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The only time was when I was still in training at this one job and I couldn't be late. I called my friend to meet me at the gas station by my house. I took a gas tank and ran down the street and filled it up. I never used one before and I got gas on my clothes and stuff. My friend picked me up and drove me home so I didn't have top carry the heavy tank on my own. I had to change super fast and wash my hands so I didn't stink. I barely made it to work on time.


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post May 2 2012, 12:20 AM
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As a teenager - I frequently ran out - it was tough to come up with $1 to get 4 gallons....

Worst time was with my motorhome on the PA Turnpike - about 3 miles from the Service plaza.

My present vehicle has a 'miles to empty' feature - more than once I have run it to Zero and still had to drive serveral miles to the nearest gas station - fortunately I have not run out, although I have put 24.9 gallons into a tank that is supposed to hold 25.0 gallons.


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post May 2 2012, 05:08 AM
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I don't believe I've ever ran out when I was by myself. That was pure luck.
Ran out once when I was with my husband and of course got the blame
for it. I was surprised he didn't make me walk to get the gas.


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post Aug 8 2012, 01:38 AM
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Didn't run out of gas ... but ....

Borrowed a friends early 80's GM station wagon and trailer to tow a damaged vehicle from a event we were participating at to where I was living. The station wagon was plastered with 'Use Diesel Fuel Only' stickers on the dash and by the fuel tank. After having borrowed the vehicle and driven about 100 miles, I didn't want to give the vehicle back with a empty tank. I put $20 of diesel in the tank.






Got about 2 miles from the fuel station when the vehicle sputtered to a stop. Vehicle had been converted to gas and when the gas ran out of the carburetor float bowl - the engine stopped. Fortunately this was just outside the event site. Having tools available, the only thing to do was to drop the fuel tank and drain it and get gas to the the engine started again and to to the gas station.


of course the day that this happened it was only 100 degrees - made all the efforts so pleasant.




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post Aug 11 2012, 03:36 AM
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was my turn to drive the carpool to work when i worked at a factory got halfway home and the light came on same distance no matter the direction so i kept going and praying made it within viewing distance of a caseys and the car stopped... then i said hey i forgot to get gas smile.gif my brother had to save me while i was laughed at by coworkers


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I have never run out of gas that I remember, but have run the needle down low when I have had a can of gas in the trunk (long trips), generally I fill up at 1/2 tank or more. It's best in cold weather to keep your tank full to prevent condensation.... mellow.gif

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post Aug 30 2012, 03:28 AM
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QUOTE(galatea @ Aug 11 2012, 04:36 AM) *
was my turn to drive the carpool to work when i worked at a factory got halfway home and the light came on same distance no matter the direction so i kept going and praying made it within viewing distance of a caseys and the car stopped... then i said hey i forgot to get gas smile.gif my brother had to save me while i was laughed at by coworkers

Looks like you avatar is laughing at you too!


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