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Clint357

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Message Posted: May 8, 2006 2:56:47 PM

My theory is that repeatedly milking the handle to get as much gas as possible in the tank runs the pump meter more than the actual amount of gas that goes into the tank. Do you squeeze in every last drop or quit when the auto shutoff quits?

Today I asked the Swifty attendant to fill it up but not to top off the tank. He asked me again later to confirm I wanted a fill and I said yes but don't top it off after the automatic shutoff. So then I look back in the rearview mirror and he's topping it off. I asked him a third time to please don't top it off and he says, "I'm not, I'm just rounding it up to $38.00." After I'd already paid with a credit card so there was no point in rounding it off. Now I'm boycotting Swifty. It's not worth the aggravation to save a penny a gallon.
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NightMagic
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Message Posted: May 2, 2016 10:14:38 PM

yes
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fiberguy
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Message Posted: May 2, 2016 5:06:37 AM

yes
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NightMagic
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Message Posted: May 1, 2016 8:47:13 PM

yes
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Message Posted: May 1, 2016 12:35:54 PM

To the nearest $$ - Even money ,no odd change.
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NightMagic
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2016 8:38:28 PM

yes
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X Wolf
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2016 8:26:36 AM

Yes always
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pkhdonovan
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2016 5:03:09 AM

top off
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ranger1169
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2016 12:16:06 AM

At times
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NightMagic
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2016 10:06:21 PM

yes
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X Wolf
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2016 8:07:48 AM

yes always
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2016 6:48:08 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2016 1:21:22 AM

no
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NightMagic
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2016 10:18:22 PM

yes
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CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2016 2:14:58 AM

I've wondered the same thing about the pump running without getting anything out, I'm not sure how the mechanism works that calculates how much fuel is dispensed
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ranger1169
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At times
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yes
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Yes
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2016 9:10:22 PM

no
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NightMagic
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yes
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2016 2:28:12 PM

Nope - I go to closet even dollar only.
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2016 7:18:28 AM

no
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halfdeaded
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2016 6:38:24 AM

Waste of time & money.
Half of what you try to squeeze out, goes right back into the return line in the pump handle.

Ask your favorite search engine: "Topping off fuel tank"
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2016 1:30:08 AM

At times
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2016 10:53:27 PM

Yes always
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Yes
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Yes!
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yes
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2016 3:41:11 AM

top off
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yes
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At times
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Yes
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At times
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2016 6:25:01 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2016 8:27:01 AM

yes always
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2016 8:23:07 PM

yes
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N
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2016 11:59:39 AM

Yes!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2016 10:15:05 AM

yes always
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2016 9:41:22 PM

yes, and agree with 2lolo
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Yes.. Only Way to Find out your MPG
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Yes, sometimes but you're not supposed to.
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