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dgnj808

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 1:10:51 AM

Do you stop topping off when:
1) you reach the first click
2) a little leaks out of the tank
3) round to the nearest dollar
4) round to the nearest $0.25
5) round to the nearest $0.10
6) round to the nearest $0.05

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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 2:38:57 PM

4) I just round up to the nearest 25 cents. even though I use a credit card.
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hjl17
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 7:41:11 AM

When it's full
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 6:19:35 AM

After the 1st click
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 5:43:36 AM

Try to round up to the nearest dollar
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 6:34:15 AM

when it is FULL!
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WES03
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 8:40:41 AM

When prices are falling.
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BobP1950
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 8:23:55 AM

normally when it clicks off
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 7:41:06 AM

nearest dollar
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QueenMother
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 7:26:41 AM

To the nearest dollar.
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Mitchsoc
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 7:15:23 AM

Nearest $0.25
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 7:07:06 AM

round off to even number
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 10:09:59 AM

Generally neares fifty cents.
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hjl17
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 8:46:12 AM

when empty
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 7:01:27 AM

When the tank is full.
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DerTaubman
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 9:16:03 AM

Top off my tank?
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buickentury
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 9:12:53 AM

Depends on the pump. I can get nearly an entire gallon between initial and 2nd click at some stations. I stop when i can only get an extra 1/10th between clicks. I try to fill completely to get an accurate mpg number (I hand calculate).
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 8:15:16 AM

3
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Madridjoe
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 7:33:01 AM

3
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prkuehn
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 7:30:16 AM

At full
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 6:20:04 AM

...when it's full.
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cv
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 6:11:39 AM

After the pump stops, then nearest 5 cents.
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CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 12:34:07 AM

None of the above, I fill until it reaches the filler neck.

Important note: I drive a TDI (diesel) of a particular vintage where the gasoline vapor recovery system was not installed. With diesel, there are no harmful vapors so no recovery system is needed. In these vehicles, there's a button in the filler neck that releases pressure (due to expansion of the diesel, which is greater than gasoline) which can be pressed while filling to completely and totally fill the tank 100% and on up the neck without spilling anything.

Doing this, I get over one extra gallon in the tank. It may not sound like much, but that's anywhere from 45-50 miles extra, or over a day's worth of driving for me.

With good conditions, this gives me a total tank range of about 750 miles, with the fuel gauge staying on full for the first ~220 miles — a neat party trick.
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 1:05:40 PM

when pump stops then ten fifteen cents more
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BobFang
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 12:22:38 PM

The next higher dollar amount.
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sirreal1984
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 12:19:05 PM

I pay by credit card, so it makes no sense to round off to any number. When the pump stops, I stop.
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gvan
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 12:03:08 PM

Both of my cars shut off the pump when the tanks are full. I usually give it one more click but get almost no additional gas in the tanks.
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bikergirlss
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 4:39:50 PM

nearest .10
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46chief
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 1:22:08 PM

2nd. or 3rd. click.
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2014 6:30:09 AM

I even off the amount
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 4:14:56 PM

first click.
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SpeedyGonzoMD
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 4:07:26 PM

One click after the auto-shutoff. Any more and you risk spilling the liquid gold.
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 1:46:49 PM

Round out to the nearest dollar, and then ad a dollar more.
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morrongiello
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 1:38:02 PM

third click
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jason54915
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 1:11:08 PM

first click
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espo85
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 12:00:47 PM

I go until it's full. Once the pump starts, there's about a gallon left to go.
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dfp609
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 7:10:17 AM

When the pump stops pumping
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 5:03:57 AM

Usually try to round off to the next dollar
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SpeedyGonzoMD
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 3:50:58 PM

One click after the auto-shutoff
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shasta2e
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 12:56:50 PM

I like topping off to an odd ball price, but not to full in the summer.
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524TD
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 12:47:31 PM

I use a credit card so when it clicks I stop.

In the "old days" I'd round it off. Back then it seems that I could squeeze in almost a gallon more after the nozzle clicked off.

These days, even when I intentionally try to top off, I can add barely a few cents of gasoline. OH BUT WAIT - that's probably almost a gallon at these prices ;-)
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 8:56:06 PM

depends , usually even cents.
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alphanyr
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 1:59:02 PM

even money
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SmoknFord
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 1:51:26 PM

3 - nearest dollar
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 9:36:30 AM

Around the nearest nickel or dime.
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blaman
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 9:23:43 AM

Nearest .05
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BobFang
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 8:14:20 AM

After the click , then I round it to the next dollar amount. Cussing is involved if it slips to the next dollar plus one cent.
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Seekingone
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 6:58:53 AM

when full
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speedy700
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 6:46:21 AM

After the second click of the pump.
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RadarIN
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 6:46:11 AM

until it's full
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Ratso
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 6:12:36 AM

usually to the whole dollar, but if I'm on a trip I most likely fill it up to the goose neck.
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