Posted by on April 12, 2007, 7:45 pm
It used to be the nozzle had to be pushed in all the way otherwise you
couldn't put fuel in. One day I tried to put fuel in a plastic container and
ended up shooting fuel on the ground because I had to push too hard and
knocked the jug over. Within a few weeks I was back trying to do the same
thing and discovered the fuel would come out without making the recovery
shield retract back. Again, I shot fuel on the ground because I pulled the
trigger thinking it wouldn't come out.
As far as I can tell, I think I'm in synch with the fueling station now.
Posted by on April 12, 2007, 1:00 pm
Are you sure? I know someone who works for the EPA. What he told me about
air quality in the winter is opposite what you say.
Posted by Michael Pardee on April 12, 2007, 6:27 pm
Not positive, but at least in Phoenix the ozone days are in winter. We're
always getting the alerts at work. FWIW, that's when oxygenated fuel is
mandatory in the Valley (dunno about statewide, but we do get it up here).
Posted by Marc Gerges on April 11, 2007, 8:45 pm
Because it allows them to classify it as an even cleaner car.
Because there's legislation against user switchable propulsion source.
If the Michelin's are good, then the car's roadholding must be really,
really bad ;-)
I wished they gave Europe some of the american standards. Notably the
discharge lamps, because the H4 are seriously bad.
Again, it's a legislation issue.
Posted by email@example.com on April 10, 2007, 9:00 pm
That depends on your individual car.
I've heard of cars hitting the OOG (out of gas) christmas tree lights/
engine stall at anywhere from no blinking last fuel pip/add fuel
warning, to over 150 miles later...
at 1/4 tank remaining (2-3 bars), start looking for a gas station
(convenience, price, etc.), like the owner's manual suggests.
at 1 bar remaining, you really should stop at the next convenient gas
at 1 bar flashing/add fuel warning, stop at the next gas station!
OOG/warning lights - coast to a safe area, like the side of the road
or preferrably to a gas station if you can make it there. Refuel with
as much gas as you can (a 1gal can from you walking to a gas station
or from a vehicle road service company should do), and restart the car
and go to the closest available gas station and fill up completely.
You only have about 3 restarts of the car/engine once you hit OOG
before the hybrid battery is too depleted to be able to start your car
again that you may need a trip to a dealer for special servicing,
should you not be able to get the 3+ gallons needed to reset the fuel
Then again, I never understood the concern of Prius owners over
getting the cheapest gas station... The most local varience I've seen
is about 10 cents a gallon between stations, and considering that most
Prius fillups won't take more than 10 gallons that's only a $
difference for a fillup. I see people pay way more than that on a
morning cup of coffee daily and never complain.