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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: Nov 20, 2014 2:42:20 PM

4 round it up to the nearest 25 cents
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 4:52:36 AM

when the auto stop stops pumping
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 4:48:45 AM

Why do you ask?
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twt
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 4:40:09 AM

Round to the nearest dollar, sometimes..
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CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 2:09:17 AM

I fill up until I can see it in the neck, but my car is a diesel and doesn't have the charcoal canister to filter out fumes like a gasser. That is why you should never fill to the brim with gas, it will ruin that canister and you'll be spewing toxic fumes everywhere you go. Pollution.

If I'm in a gasser, I usually round to the nearest 25¢.
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SpeedyGonzoMD
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 12:08:52 AM

One click after the auto-shutoff. Any more and you risk spilling the liquid gold.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 7:35:53 PM

I just round it up to the closest 25 cents. Guess thatbwould be #4
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jason54915
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 9:35:37 AM

first click
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bobcat773
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 9:02:50 AM

When I can see the fuel. Now that is full.
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 8:46:57 AM

As soon as it clicks off I go to nearest fifty cents.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 6:12:37 PM

I just make it even, depending maybe to the next 25 cents
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rparsonssr
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 8:15:13 AM

auto shut off
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cv
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 6:09:02 AM

#5 as a rule.
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SpeedyGonzoMD
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 12:23:11 AM

One click after the auto-shutoff. Any more and you risk spilling the liquid gold.
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46chief
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 4:39:18 PM

When it is completely full.
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Mitchsoc
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 7:30:33 AM

Nearest $0.25
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 7:14:18 AM

when I hear the gurgling
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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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