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Unread 01-28-2010, 10:45 PM   #16
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Surprised no one mentioned this...get yourself a gas can (any size will do, make sure the size is labeled on it) and fill it up to the fill line. If the pump shows more gallons than the can, then you have a case.
That's not going to stand up anywhere. Weights and Measures used very expensive and specially calibrated items to make sure 1 gallon pumped is really 1 gallon received. If they get enough complaints, they will do a field audit.

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Unread 01-28-2010, 10:51 PM   #17
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Who you gonna call?

the arco across the street from my house is 10 cents cheaper than the chevron around the corner. EVERYTIME i would fill up there from an empty tank it would take at least 22.5 gallons, usually over 23. So I think to myself,"I thought I had a 20 gallon tank?" After that, I filled up at chevron a few times. The main reason I was running my tank to empty and completely filling was to see if there was any difference in mpgs.

Well, in learning that chevron in fact gives me about 25-45 more miles per tank, I also took note of how chevron pumps charged me for a maximum of 19.7, most of the time below 19.5 gallons. Both the gas station pumps have current stickers from the department of weights and measures

Solution = Go to a different gas station
I am calling the Exxon district manager on it. Call the corporate headquarters and they will get you in touch with the district manager. I did the same thing at the Kangaroo station. I went there and the nozzle sensor that detects when a tank is full failed while I was filling up one of my motorcycles and gasoline went all over the engine. Of course it was scary, gasoline all over a hot engine, but luckily, nothing ignited. The clerk inside didn't think that was a big deal, which really infuriated me. The district manager though did and ended up going there in person to make sure it was fixed and he gave me a $25 voucher, along with calling me three times afterwards to make sure I was still satisfied with their service. I have also done the same thing with Taco Bell when service has been horrendous, waiting as long as 30 minutes. You are never going to get something fixed if you don't speak up.
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Unread 01-28-2010, 10:54 PM   #18
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You do know that the TJ gauge is off alot. When my needle is all the way on E I still have 5 gallons left.
I realize that and I am positive that I have the 15 gallon tank. I just made it to a gas station a few weeks ago as it was starting to sputter and it took 14.6 gallons. So with a 15 gallon tank, it should not have taken > 15 gallons to fill it up.
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Unread 01-28-2010, 10:56 PM   #19
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Unread 01-28-2010, 10:56 PM   #20
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That's not going to stand up anywhere. Weights and Measures used very expensive and specially calibrated items to make sure 1 gallon pumped is really 1 gallon received. If they get enough complaints, they will do a field audit.
I'm not saying officially, I was just giving him an idea to see whether his 15.5 gallons pumped vs. "15 gallon tank" conundrum had any truth. If the gas can fills up correctly, then he has a larger tank then he thought. However, if it doesn't fill correctly, then he has reasonable proof to go make a complaint.
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Unread 01-29-2010, 12:06 AM   #21
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What kinda idiot would design something like that. :headscratch:
Not an idiot, he was a genius. Use the same parts, but charge extra to get a bigger tank. That is it gave us YJ drivers one more free mod.
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Unread 01-29-2010, 08:25 AM   #22
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Your tj doesn't have a 15 gallon tank I'd bet and more than likely the 19, but if your absolutely positive then

http://consumerguideauto.howstuffwor...wrangler-6.htm

Fuel gauge: The gas-gauge needle may not point to full, may show 1/8 to 1/4 full when the tank is empty. (1997)

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so your 1/4 tank is probably vapors if you are convinced of the 15+neck capacity.
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Unread 01-29-2010, 10:40 AM   #23
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I really hate to add any useless info to this thread. But my 06 never takes more than ~15 gallons to fill it. Even if I drive until the light is on for a few miles.

My 05 was exactly the same, even with the window sticker on the 05 showing (IIRC) a 20 gallon tank.

I've always just assumed the gauges were off that much on both?
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Unread 01-29-2010, 11:35 AM   #24
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Ringwood, you haven't done yours yet?

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Not yet. Maybe when it gets a little warmer out. I don't mean to sound like a little girl, but working in my cold, ice covered driveway sucks. I can work in the cold, but when I can't feel my fingers it's hard for me to do any kind of fine work and I would rather not have done it at all than do it improperly.

Thanks for asking though
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Unread 01-29-2010, 12:36 PM   #25
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I'm sure the bureau of weights and measures uses random gas tanks to calibrate the pumps all the time....

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Unread 01-29-2010, 01:01 PM   #26
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Not yet. Maybe when it gets a little warmer out. I don't mean to sound like a little girl, but working in my cold, ice covered driveway sucks. I can work in the cold, but when I can't feel my fingers it's hard for me to do any kind of fine work and I would rather not have done it at all than do it improperly.

Thanks for asking though
Good thinking, mine was a sahara, so it came with the 20 gallon tank, but I had to drop it twice in one week (replace fuel pump, and fix gas gauge), and it isn't a quick job, and it can be a little tough when there's 10 gallons of gas in the tank.
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Unread 01-29-2010, 05:28 PM   #27
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Ug, I had a dodge that ate fuel pumps. It always knew when I had a full tank.
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Unread 01-29-2010, 07:19 PM   #28
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I am calling the Exxon district manager on it. Call the corporate headquarters and they will get you in touch with the district manager. I did the same thing at the Kangaroo station. I went there and the nozzle sensor that detects when a tank is full failed while I was filling up one of my motorcycles and gasoline went all over the engine. Of course it was scary, gasoline all over a hot engine, but luckily, nothing ignited. The clerk inside didn't think that was a big deal, which really infuriated me. The district manager though did and ended up going there in person to make sure it was fixed and he gave me a $25 voucher, along with calling me three times afterwards to make sure I was still satisfied with their service. I have also done the same thing with Taco Bell when service has been horrendous, waiting as long as 30 minutes. You are never going to get something fixed if you don't speak up.
I think it's funny that both of your complaints were about situations where you ended up with TOO MUCH GAS!
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I think it's funny that both of your complaints were about situations where you ended up with TOO MUCH GAS!
Yeah cause i am usually overjoyed when my bike has gas spilled all over it.

Although i do try to make a point to not fix the leaky vent tube on my tank. . . cold winters suck and if it means a little extra money at the pump to make this world a warmer place, than that's what i have to do.

Plus if all the sci -fi/ global warming myths are true if we are lucky and the world heats up enough California might fall into the ocean!!
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Unread 01-29-2010, 08:05 PM   #30
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Yeah cause i am usually overjoyed when my bike has gas spilled all over it.
Sorry, I'll try to make some knock knock jokes that maybe you'll be able to understand.
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