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Old 15 April 2013, 22:50   #21
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Old 15 April 2013, 23:22   #22
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One of the reasons F1 teams measure their fuel in kilos not litres as weight never changes with heat but volume does.
Yep. They are most worried about knowing how much energy is in the tank. This is easily measurable as mass (i.e., how many molecules there are) but not via volume.

In the Middle East airlines can buy chilled fuel. This is denser than the fuel that sitting in above-ground tanks and so gets more energy into the tanks. This can make the difference between having to land and refuel somewhere or not, so is worth the extra cost.
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Old 16 April 2013, 12:30   #24
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One of the reasons F1 teams measure their fuel in kilos not litres as weight never changes with heat but volume does.
Want to let Red bull into this secret? I'm sure mark Webber would be grateful
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Touchy subject at the moment, my little sister was at school with his chief race engineer Simon Rennie & it's his first season at Red Bull.....
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Yep. In the Middle East airlines can buy chilled fuel. This is denser than the fuel that sitting in above-ground tanks
When I only ran a motorbike (many moons ago, prior to owning a car) I always used to fill up at night because I swore I got better mpg. All my mates thought I was a nutter (not disputing that), but your logic may appear to have vindicated my theory!
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When I only ran a motorbike (many moons ago, prior to owning a car) I always used to fill up at night because I swore I got better mpg. All my mates thought I was a nutter (not disputing that), but your logic may appear to have vindicated my theory!
So, "Fuel efficiency" was your excuse for hanging around in the dark in leather clothing?! I suppose that is better than "Actually, I'm a Tory MP, ociffer"
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Touchy subject at the moment, my little sister was at school with his chief race engineer Simon Rennie & it's his first season at Red Bull.....
Could be his last!!!
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I asked a traffic police officer the question posed on this thread today & he reliably informs me that its not advisable to tow with a full fuel tank if possible , however no normal rib would ever come close to carrying so much fuel that any special restrictions applied. He also asked me to mention that many people dont take into account weight of fuel and other items when seeing if you car is legal to tow that weight.Check plate on your car.
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don't know where you went to school but six nines is fifty four so it is 1.44 L increase in volume...

that round up to £2.02 you could have bought a shot of Redex Fuel Stabiliser with that money
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Just to give you all a laugh I filled up the Boat near Chichester and got a telling off from the Cashier as apparently my feet have to stay on the ground while fueling (I have to climb inside as I cannot reach the filler).

She was very very serious although I tried to make a joke out of her comments.

Anyone else heard that one.
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Just to give you all a laugh I filled up the Boat near Chichester and got a telling off from the Cashier as apparently my feet have to stay on the ground while fueling (I have to climb inside as I cannot reach the filler).

She was very very serious although I tried to make a joke out of her comments.

Anyone else heard that one.
Yes, the Esso station in Park Gate say the same, I can just about manage it with the current boat but the new project is six fee off of the ground???
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Old 09 May 2013, 16:38   #35
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If this is correct what about when we fill up on the water !.

She said that I was not earthed and there could be a spark.

I don't know but it all sounds a bit weird. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable can confirm either way.
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You're not earthed if you're not wearing anti static footwear anyway.

It's the usual crap from fuel attendants that only understand 1/4 of what they're told. (I have an ADR licence and drive tankers....)
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Just to give you all a laugh I filled up the Boat near Chichester and got a telling off from the Cashier as apparently my feet have to stay on the ground while fueling (I have to climb inside as I cannot reach the filler).

She was very very serious although I tried to make a joke out of her comments.

Anyone else heard that one.
If it was at the Fontwell Texaco I have had same lecture. Had to stand on tiptoes to fill the old Humber up. She is one miserable cow.
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You could stand on a metal step ladder in yer bare feet...

Or put yer kid in and hold their hand while they fill up.

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Or put yer kid in and hold their hand while they fill up.
OMG - thats like even worse... coz a kid under 16 isn't allowed to operate the pump on this side of the puddle at least...

I tend to find I'm not earthed lots - (or maybe I am and thats the issue) - anyway I get a lot of static shocks. Next time I'm in a forecourt I'm gonna tell them I want them to fill me up because I'm all charged up and see what happens!!
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