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Found this article about incorrect octane and water in your gas! From the pump!

Discussion in 'Focus ST Chat and Discussion' started by FSWerksVP, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. FSWerksVP

    FSWerksVP Member

    I just happened across this article that a news station in the Dallas area ran. Give it a read, seriously.

    I've known about this happening, but I didn't realize the enforcement was in place as much as the story says. I'm sure this scenario plays out the same across the entire USA. I think this should be policed a bit more, but I don't think the general public cares enough.
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  2. WRC Fan

    WRC Fan Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah, the authorities watch this stuff pretty closely. Back in the day, it use to be a lot worse, especially with diesel.
  3. saucymuffin

    saucymuffin Member

    That's why I find one or two gas stations whose gas I like and trust and stick with them. I have run pretty close to dry making it to one of these stations too lol

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  4. jinstall

    jinstall New Member

    I keep to stations with high traffic.

    One other thing to be aware of, especially with motorcycles, the last person that pumped gas at whatever grade, there is 1-3 gallons still left in the line before it gets to your tank.
  5. FSWerksVP

    FSWerksVP Member

    What!!!??? Is it really THAT much left in the line???
  6. Gfxjamie

    Gfxjamie Member

    Good thing some places have a separate line premium

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  7. erich north

    erich north New Member

    Pumps have their own regulating valves. The only gas you will get from previous person, is what's currently in the hose. Maybe a quarter of a gallon.
  8. FSWerksVP

    FSWerksVP Member

    ^^^ Good to know.
  9. jinstall

    jinstall New Member

    Your hoses must be short. The ones here are about 8' long. Add another 2-3' for Insider The pump itself.

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  10. XRJoe

    XRJoe Member

    Anyone know the ID of a fuel pump hose? Calculating at 11', the hose would need a 1.5" ID to equal 1 gallon in total.
  11. jinstall

    jinstall New Member

    I'll check the next time I fill up. 1.75 id maybe?

    For cars it's not a big deal but for a motorcycle it's huge.

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