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Posted by Miwaku on August 18, 2006, 10:49 am

Had almost the same problem not long ago. Got really excited when I
calculated 111mpg, until I looked down & realized I could pump no more
gas, but the display was only showing half a tank. Drove two miles to
another station and added more than 8 gallons...

Posted by Michael Pardee on August 18, 2006, 12:38 pm

Another odd thing that sometimes shows up is a loss of capacity, a couple or
few gallons... then during a fillup the bladder will unkink or something and
the tank will sigh. Lo and behold, it will hold full capacity again.


Posted by =?iso-8859-1?Q?mark=5Fdigital= on August 24, 2006, 9:56 am

Unkink the hose otherwise it flows out in a swirl and trips the shut off.

Posted by Bill on August 24, 2006, 4:35 pm

Isn't that the First Law of Fluid Dynamics?  LOL

Posted by =?iso-8859-1?Q?mark=5Fdigital= on August 24, 2006, 9:11 pm

I dunno Bill.  I'm glad you got a chuckle out of it.
I know in the old days there was a small gadget near the end of the inside
of the nozzle and that sensed the gasoline. Today I have no idea how or what
does it.

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