Saturday, June 14, 2008

Fuel Pumping tips

Earlier this month I did post a blog about fuel prices going up...

And in most cases now every one is feeling the pinch of the recent fuel price hike.

It feels like you are buying rocket fuel...

Exaggerating the experience ...--_--

Well I got a few tips on how to conserve fuel. Worth the read esp. in times like these:

  1. Only buy or fill up your car or bike in the early mornings when the ground temperature is still cold. All service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The cooler the ground the, more dense the fuel will be. When it gets warmer petrol expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening....your liter is not exactly a liter. A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business & service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps. [Go to those pumping station that are open 24hrs, If you are in Brunei...there are no pumping stations that are open 24hrs...though luck,going to have to wake up really early XD]
  2. When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode. If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. In slow mode you should be pumping on low speed, thereby minimizing the vapours that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapour return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapour. Those vapours are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less worth for your money.
  3. One of the most important tips is to fill up when your tank is HALF FULL. The reason for this is, the more fuel you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. petrol evaporates faster than you can imagine.
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  5. Keep your car in shape. Not by bring it to the gym or letting it run on the treadmill , but by maintaining your car and bring it for regular tune ups. Change the motor oil regularly, upgrade/replace or clean your air filters regularly, and use fuel injector cleaners or complete fuel system treatment occasionally. Fuel injectors that are malfunctioned will vaporise your fuel poorly and affecting how completely the fuel is burned.

Hope this will help you get the most value for your money. Because no doubt every time you look at your gas meter, and it looks like this...

it just feels like ... shooting your self

Thanks to the email sender for fuel information, & to for some of the information too.

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