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My day, my inner european, and my flock
I am so completely fried. I met spiderourhero in Harvard Square last night for dinner at 20:30. We ended up hanging out and talking until 23:30. I nearly ran out of gas on the way home - the fuel light came on on 495 as I was heading south towards 290 from Rt2. I figured I could make it most of the way home, so i didn't fill up until Lincoln Street in Worcester. I put in 13.2 gallons... I have a 12 gallon tank. I've never needed more than a bit over 12 to top off in the past. I guess I must've been running on fumes by that point.

I had trouble getting to sleep, so I probably managed many 4 hours last night. Then when I was getting ready for work the gas company rang my bell - they needed to turn off the gas for one of the apartments above me, and all the meters are in my storeroom. So that disrupted things. Then today was so busy that I never managed to squeeze in time for lunch - so it is 18:50 and I have had neither food nor drink since I got home last night.

I'm crispy fried. There is more on my mind, but I'm too crisp to write it all.

You are not European
You are not European.

What's your Inner European?
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rbarclay From: rbarclay Date: June 4th, 2003 03:54 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I put in 13.2 gallons... I have a 12 gallon tank.


Or do USians measure tanks without counting the reserve?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: June 4th, 2003 04:12 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I think they consider it 'usable'. Technically I think it is 12.1 gallons, or something like that. I've run it down to 'E' before and needed maybe 12.4 gallons, and I top it off even though ever gas station asks you not to. ;-) I was a bit surprised to see it hit 13 and keep going. So I must've really used the full tank.
rbarclay From: rbarclay Date: June 4th, 2003 04:23 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I think they consider it 'usable'.

Yes, I've learnt in driving school that running on the bottom of tank may not be that good for the motor, because that's where all the gunk piles.

So I must've really used the full tank.

I did test the tank in my car to capacity, since I have (and can't get, it's too old) a manual for it. 85 litres. Impresses the hell out of people with new cars that boast they can go for 700 km on one tank-fill since I can top that (with the big tank) (all of that for west-european standards of cars&tanks, of course).

The Fiat Punto I had before was supposed to have a 40-litre-tank, and it held quite exactly (to ~ 1 %) that.
meranthi From: meranthi Date: June 5th, 2003 06:10 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I drove a car (boat) in high school with a 33 gallon tank. It went about 200 miles before needing to be filled. Can we say low mileage?
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 5th, 2003 03:10 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
write more, write more.
We'll be waiting.