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marielle

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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2008 1:34:27 PM

what is the best time of day to fill up your car?
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Jay52409
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 1:35:26 PM

in general for me... I don't fill my car when a tanker is there filling up the reserve. stirs up to much sediment. time of day doesn't really matter to me. but I try to fill up when I'm just under a half a tank that way when I need gas, and 1500 people in line to fill up, I can come back later or hit up a different gas station and not be running on fumes. I have heard that when you pump your gas, if you don't lift the handle all the way, and the gas comes out slower, you get more that way than you would if you opened the line all the way. not sure if that is true or not though. but whenever I do fill up, I take the line and hold the lever open and drain the line into my tank to make sure I'm getting all of what I paid for
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Mininana
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 4:16:39 PM

to hardwood... thank you for your insight... even if it's wrong (which I doubt), it's a joy to see somebody putting so much thought and inside information into a post... you really, really should get extra credit for that...
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Mininana
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 4:14:40 PM

copy that angel fire, the other day needed gas locally where we have three stations and two of them were getting deliveries... I've heard talk about getting less gas per gallon during the heat of the afternoon (obviously, not this time of year), anybody else in on that?
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angelfire57
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 3:32:13 PM

I avoid the station when they are receiving fuel deliveries.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 11:46:56 AM

Just when I need it...
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colleen400
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2015 8:46:30 PM

We found that afternoon is. We have a station in am when we retuned we found the price had dropped in price
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Foolingurself
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2015 5:22:10 PM

Doesn't matter when you fill up, because the fuel is kept underground at a constant temperature.
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Stormy2015
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2015 10:45:34 AM

I try to fill up at the coolest part of the day. Heard that this is the best bang for your buck with gas expansion when it gets warm.
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FuelPump
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2015 4:00:52 AM

Not enough difference to worry about.
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Mikeyy1960
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 3:29:48 PM

well foe me best time is on my way to work in the early morning. nobody there and I can get in and out quickly…
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FuelPump
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 4:06:11 AM

Don't think it makes any difference.
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hardwood6131
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2014 11:41:59 PM

It is true that when a tanker fills up a gas station it stirs up the sediments in the bottom of the underground tanks. If I see a tanker at a station I note the day of the week and time and try to keep a record of it. I owned a gas station in my younger days and there was an established delivery date set by the average usage, just like they do with home propane tanks.The gas company knows how much each station averages so they tailor the delivery to suit. Try to buy your gas the day following a delivery if possible but no less than at least three hours.
It should be mandatory by the government that gas stations should have their tanks cleaned out on a regular basis. We used to test for water in the old days because we had metal tanks and they would corrode and leak fuel underground and pollute the water. Today all stations have fiberglass tanks to prevent corrosion, so I doubt if anybody even tests for water and it just accumulates until it gets pumped into someone's vehicle
PS: I buy gas way before my gage says "E"

[Edited by: hardwood6131 at 12/23/2014 11:44:34 PM EST]
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TexBob
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 8:37:45 PM

When the meter says "E"
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Yvon2014
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 11:32:03 AM

Noon or end of afternoon. They seem to jack up the prices around here often for the morning transit then lower it.
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beacis26
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 1:26:40 AM

At night when's it's cooler
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 6:50:29 PM

As long as the tanker isn't fill there tank at the station I'm good. Stirs up the water that might be in there tanks!!!
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pvdray
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 2:35:37 PM

usually first thing in the morning as I see most price increases happen in the afternoon
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Beachlovers
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 7:48:01 AM

evening
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 8:33:57 PM

When I have cash.
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KyPerson
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 4:44:51 AM

Early in the morning. I'm a morning person.
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thomnrosie
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 12:57:12 PM

Early in the morning before the sun rise or late in the evening.
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Beachlovers
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 7:22:32 AM

mornings
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Snakeman88
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 5:13:33 AM

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Snakeman88
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Snakeman88
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Snakeman88
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 5:13:14 AM

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luvmyburgi
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 4:55:57 AM

Morning
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 8:19:14 AM

Mornings late in the week
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70plus
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 11:42:50 PM

Never fill up when the gas truck is there. While pouring, the crap in the bottom of the tank is stirred up.

Gas prices normally change after 11:00 am , so if you like the price when the tank has a 1/4 of a tank.... fill up
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TigerRose
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 11:21:21 PM

Agree with Quatro44

Be aware of surroundings, watch for placards.
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 9:38:44 AM

mornings
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TexBob
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 5:59:53 AM

When the gage says empty
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breakfree69
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2012 5:48:33 PM

The best time to fill up is the morning.
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biancanera
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2011 10:39:50 AM

I wait until after work because the cheaper stations are on my way home - plus it gives me time to see which of the three has the lowest price of the day.
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Quatro44
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2011 10:33:42 PM

just not after the truck fills the tank... all stirred up and filter clogging.
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Susieq60
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2011 4:20:40 PM

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dylan126
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2011 3:41:50 PM

the best time to fill up is in the evening. it's not as hot, and it's safer.
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itkowboy
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2011 8:42:31 AM

Whenever it's convenient.
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23mustang
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2011 2:50:33 PM

in the morning
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AllieSmallie
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2011 1:37:49 PM

no preference just when it's cheap
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Fute
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2011 4:45:28 PM

I fill in the am on the way to work. Not for chemistry or physics reasons, but for economic ones. Prices usually pop up in the mid to late morning.
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PawsVette
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2011 12:18:38 AM

evening
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weezer769
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2011 9:55:49 PM

At the cheapest station with the least amount of cars
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MaloraAZ
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2011 9:06:25 PM

Best time well that is 2 fold.
#1 When the price is lowest... Costco can change 3 x a day.
But I believe mornings are best or after dark.
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cheap2010skate
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2011 11:03:24 AM

anytime the price is low; morning or evening makes no difference because underground tanks keep gas temp. stable
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MeadowBay
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2011 8:37:16 PM

Morning or evening
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adminconcepts
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2011 12:49:45 PM

I have heard that the morning is the best time before the heat of the day makes the gas expand in the tanks. But still stay away from a station that is filing the tanks. The sludge in the bottom of the tanks gets all stirred up and in your tank. I have heard it takes at least 2 hours for things to settle in the tanks.
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Beast23
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2011 3:49:47 AM

during the morning
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lile07
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2011 7:55:21 PM

3am when no ones at da pump
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HOGYLD
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2011 5:14:04 PM

Usually in the evening, but I watch for price decreases.
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AKG11
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2011 5:19:57 PM

I usually fill my tank on my way home, when my tank is near empty or there is big jump in price.
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