When do you REFUEL?

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Usually, when I reach below 100 RTE, I plan the next drive passed my preferred Mobil station on the way home from work.

Of course if we are planning a trip or something then I fill up before we go, or if we have a hurricane watch, I tend to top it off every couple days during the "tracking" phase.





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in order to not have a bunch of stale fuel and other undesirable stuff collecting in my tank, i generally try to run it at least 3/4 down in normal use to have a higher percentage of fresher fuel wash it out and dilute the water and other grunge that collects in a tank.

bonus is that i don't spend a lot of time in fuel stations.

i've had several vehicles (both gas and diesel) go multiple hundreds of thousands of mile with this routine, and never had any problems.
 

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One of my favorite things about living in NJ is it's still mandated to have someone fill your tank, so it's a little time to play with the radio and in the cold/rain stay dry. 🗽💡
 

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When the gas light comes on or when my wife reminds me and not necessarily in that order.
 

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I hate fueling in the city where I work, because you never know when there is going to be a shoot-out. Literally a dozen people, including several cops, have been shot to death at the only gas station in that city that falls along my route home. Therefore I fuel whenever I don't think I'm going to be able to make it to my home town without fueling. Just under half a tank, in other words.

I miss the 36 gallon tank on my Ford. Fuel that bitch once a week and forget about it. Oh well. You can't have everything.
 

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I refuel any time I'm around a gas station that has good 91 octane or higher. That's sometimes hard to find where I live. Hell I've fill up when it's at 3/4 tank several times.
 

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I hate fueling in the city where I work, because you never know when there is going to be a shoot-out. Literally a dozen people, including several cops, have been shot to death at the only gas station in that city that falls along my route home. Therefore I fuel whenever I don't think I'm going to be able to make it to my home town without fueling. Just under half a tank, in other words.
A bit surprising to read the bolded text. Southwest VA looks pretty tame when compared to the, um, vibrancy of East and especially Northeast VA. Gotta say I felt at home when camping near Mabry Mill a few years back.
 

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I hate fueling in the city where I work, because you never know when there is going to be a shoot-out. Literally a dozen people, including several cops, have been shot to death at the only gas station in that city that falls along my route home. Therefore I fuel whenever I don't think I'm going to be able to make it to my home town without fueling. Just under half a tank, in other words.
Do you live in Afghanistan? Sounds like you should look for a new job.
 

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I never let any of my vehicles get below 1/4 tank for a couple of reasons -- 1) never know when I may have an emergency of some sort; 2) don't want to deal with a potential vapor lock issue.
 

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