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krischa

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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 1:42:51 PM

i just put $20 in my little honda civic which works out to just under 16 litres. For the 2nd time in 3 months my guage didn't move off empty which is ridiculous. When I told the owner he yelled at me and said it was my car. This has only happened at the same station. Any advice!?
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urpostman
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2013 2:48:45 PM

Have the pumps checked by Canada weights and Measures Federal Government
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FocusFree
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:15:43 AM

Go to a different station
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AFOS
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 10:49:47 PM

drive it until you run out of gas. If it takes quite a while, its probably your gage.
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Wanda127
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 10:37:04 PM

This sounds like it's your cars gas gauge. To be sure you should fill the tank at that station & see what happens.
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gougenator
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 10:26:25 PM

had that happened to me ,but it was a faulty gauge, it stayed on "E" while it kept filling the truck up until the hose cutoff on me, so i thought the hose malfunctioned ,until i saw gas sloshing out the fillpipe, then i figured ,it was giving the gas but the gauge didnt work so i tracked my gas usage by "miles" driven vs my MPG and it fixed itself eventually now the guage works correctly ,,dirty gas can clog up your guage mechanism

fill a can with a gallon see if it measures ok, thats a good test
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zardoz74
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 9:44:32 PM

Repair your gas gauge.
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holymasamune
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 1:27:30 AM

get a container to prove it and bust him!
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 11:21:04 PM

How do we stop the greed of the companies.
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 7:17:12 PM

Yes....the stationowner has rigged his pumps to pump no gas. But, the pump will make a noise that will make you think you are getting gas. You are getting ripped off. If you take a match, light it near the tank opening, you will clearly see that there is no gas in your tank after "dispensing" from that theif's station.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 2:55:36 PM

Canada, lol eh!
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 9:37:10 AM

Be able to prove your allegations first. Take a gallon container to this station and pump one gallon into it and see if you actually get a gallon, hold onto it and show the evidence to the Division of Weights and Measures. Seal the container up and don't bother it afterwards.
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FocusFree
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 9:14:00 AM

First don't return second notify the city...I am sure there are agencies that would investigate in Toronto
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 8:42:16 AM

report his station to whoever does the inspections in your state.
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billybopWI
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 8:14:36 AM

broken gauge or any other multitude of factors/variables
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TrixieNY
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 8:02:32 AM

Oh Canada! LOL
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twt
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 5:18:35 AM

Get gas at another station and check the gauge.
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dvx4002004
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 3:27:27 AM

Yes
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HeavyDuty_cache
Champion Author Omaha

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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:32:17 AM

1. Get fuel someplace else and see if your gauge moves, if not, get it fixed.

2. Fill up a fuel can and see if the amount the pump says is pumped is the same as the fuel amount in the tank.

3. Buy your fuel someplace else and don't give them your business.
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Howmuchtofillit
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 3:12:53 PM

Yea bend over and enjoy it. Then say Thank you.
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grim_farva
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 3:10:40 PM

Have you gotten gas at a different station lately? Your gauge might be broken
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going up
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 2:54:47 PM

pump some gas in a portable tank and see what you get.
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