REFUELING

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 21:12
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Just a reminder for those heading North this winter/dry season to refuel where possible first thing in the morning instead of late afternoon for a early getaway. You get more bang 4 yr buck that way not to mention the fuel that is lost under your vehicle due to expansion if its warm and you've crammed as much as possible in because its cheap or you need the range. Idealy camp just short of your fuel stop. This way you will get better fuel economy/range but then again I am probably telling you how to suck eggs right?......silverback
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Reply By: CJ - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 21:17

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 21:17
David,

What do you actually save - 20c?

CJ
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Follow Up By: Member - David P (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 21:33

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 21:33
I learnt the hard way too many years ago, lost lots of fuel overboard when the aircraft was parked on the tarmac late afternoon in the sun for real early getaway next morn. Of course it evaporated away and there was no evidence next morn other than the fact that the visual inspection next morn showed the level was down ,multiply that by X fills it mounts up . But then again if you are going on say 50km or more to a stop you will drop the level enough to avoid loss and after all its only fuel and we don't care about the cost of it do we?....:))...silverback
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Follow Up By: RosscoH - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 22:19

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 22:19
I"ll fill mine at night, you drive all day , have a hot fuel tank, it cools down overnight, lots of room for condensation as it is cooling, fill up in the morning, nice mix of water with your fuel, No Thanks. Exact same reason why 90% of transport and earth movers fill after a days work.
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 22:32

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 22:32
Have to laugh at those that will travel 6 to 10 Ks to another s/s because it's 1c a litre cheaper.

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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 08:33

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 08:33
Hey Doug

I drive past a Woolworths Petrol Station, near where I live, and you see people queued up down the street at least 15 to 20 cars, let alone
the cars waiting in the servo, or fueling up, most of them have there
engines running, they would take at least 20 minutes to get out of their, I wonder how much do they save, with the Shopper Dockets?.
I fill up at a independent servo, and they are at least 2 to 3 cents cheaper than the normal market price.

Cheers
Daza
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Follow Up By: DIO - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 08:54

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 08:54
M'mmm fuel missing from a parked aircraft - most likely 'boy racers' who reckon avgas really makes the rotary powered engines 'fly'. A regular occurrence (offence/theft) from smaller airports - in fact a couple of years back, an aircraft crashed because someone had almost drained the tanks overnight. (Beats me why the pilot didn't do his pre-flight and check the fuel levels).
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Reply By: Avan - Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 22:35

Thursday, Apr 03, 2008 at 22:35
The temperature in the underground tanks will vary stuff all between afternoon and morning. The savings will be nil.
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