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tspron

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2013 9:17:21 AM

I will not. I will leave and go get gas somewhere else if I see a tanker unloading at a station I pull into. Unless of course I'm on fumes and have no other choice. I'm convinced they agitate the sediment on the bottom of the tanks when they fill them and I dont need a clogged gas tank / gas line filter(s).



[Edited by: tspron at 8/26/2013 9:18:28 AM EST]
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shigh2001
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 10:45:52 AM

Depends
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bhWY
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 10:05:44 AM

yes
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TomB2
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 9:48:35 AM

It makes no difference, the gas is filtered at the pump before it goes into your tank anyway.
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DerTaubman
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 9:43:56 AM

I did Friday, no problems.
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sheba24
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 9:32:18 AM

No
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juniperus98
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 8:20:12 PM

I will return when the truck is gone to avoid the added congestion.
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Refueler2015
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 5:40:10 PM

No, it's just my old school thinking.
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 1:03:40 AM

It doesn't make any difference since all pumps, including our fuel punps in our cars, pump from the bottom of the tank, so whether anything gets stirred up or not is irrelevent. The pumps themselves have filters also.

Since water is more dense than gas, water would be the first to be sucked up if things weren't stirred up.



[Edited by: mybigtruck at 3/20/2015 1:08:55 AM EST]
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46chief
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 4:32:32 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 1:50:01 PM

no
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Terry1419
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 1:43:47 PM

Not unless I need gas badly which is almost never.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 6:26:03 AM

no
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No
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 9:07:39 AM

not really an issue at busy stations that get filled several times a week since there is very little dirt in their tanks
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 7:31:15 PM

I will not
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lyons_coop
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 4:08:58 PM

You know the dispensers have filters in them, right? It never bothers me to when a truck is unloading.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 1:40:24 PM

No never because when there unloading it stures the fuel up in there tanks. That said al contaminates, water sediments are stured up!!!
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KenPat1066
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 9:29:54 AM

No I never run my tank that close that I would be that desperate for gas.
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no
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yes
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No
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yes
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 1:23:22 PM

No sturs up too much sediment and if they have water in there tank it sturs that up too....
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 12:08:14 AM

Yup
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k7lvo
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 8:05:41 PM

No. I've been told that it won't do any harm, but why take the chance?
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yes
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yes
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 11:44:26 AM

yes... each pump has their own fuel filters before going into your vehicle
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 11:31:36 AM

Given that I have alternative stations to choose from it has never been an issue.
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Yes
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 11:05:24 AM

No, stirs up dirt and water in there tanks if there.....
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 11:05:35 PM

I've been told by stations that it doesn't matter if the truck is unloading or not. But I think it's too much risk.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 10:29:18 PM

Not usually.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 6:57:27 PM

Heck yes. The pumps have filters.
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yes
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yes
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 12:58:30 AM

not if I can avoid it.
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Nah, I get a menu.
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y
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yup
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no come back 1/2 hour later
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 3:37:29 PM

no i hit another station
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TheOldMan25177
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 5:43:45 AM

Always smart to avoid getting fuel while it's being dropped... especially at the beginning of the drop. 10 minutes afterwards would be a good safe time to wait.

Most underground tanks are fiberglass so little crud can come from the tank but there is always the possibility of a not so clean deliver tanker.
Use to have problems with water, but all dispensers must have a flow limiting filtration system to prevent any significant amount of water from getting in your tank, and with ethanol in the fuel these days it absorbs most and it burns thru your engine.
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Yup
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I never see'em when I stop.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 5:46:25 AM

in NYC they are not allowed to sell gas for 15 minutes (minimum) after they receive a delivery of gas. That's so anything in the tanks can settle back down.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 7:42:05 AM

if I need it
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