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  1. mojoco United Kingdom

    mojoco Well-Known Member

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    Well it's true on my two cars........

    > WHO KNEW THIS ???
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    > The World's Best Kept Auto Secret
    > I have been driving (legally) for over many years. One would think
    > I would have noticed the little secret on my dash that was staring
    > me right in the face the whole time. I didn't and I bet you
    > probably haven't either.
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    > Quick question, what side of your car is your gas tank? If you are
    > anything like me, you probably can't remember right away. My
    > solution is to uncomfortably stick my head out the window, strain
    > my neck and look. If you don't do this in your own car you
    > definitely have done it in a borrowed or rental car.
    > Well ladies and gentlemen, I'm going to share with you my little
    > secret so you will no longer look like Ace Ventura on your way to
    > the gas station or put your neck at risk of discomfort or injury.
    > If you look at your gas gauge, you will see a small icon of a gas
    > pump. The handle of the gas pump will extend out on either the left
    > or right side of the pump. If your tank is on the left, the handle
    > will be on the left. If your tank is on the right, the handle will
    > be on the right (see photo above). It is that simple!
    > I don't know how you feel right now but when I found out this
    > morning I felt cheated!
    > Why don't the dealers share such important information with car
    > buyers?? I don't understand why this isn't in the drivers manual??
    > I don't get why any mechanic I have ever been too or known has even
    > thought of mentioning this to me?? The only possible explanation
    > can be that all these people probably don't even know!
     
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    i didn't know this and i have been a auto technician my whole working life,but saying that i know on which side a tank is anyway,different manufacturers prefer one side to another.
     
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    wheres the piccie mojocco, I thought it would be where you stick the orange juice in.
     
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    I will check my car later, thats a cool tip!

    I went to the US in January, their deisel is the green pump and unleaded is black :???: why can't these petrol companies even decide on a global colour (or is that color) standard? I came very close to filling my hire car with the wrong thing.

    confused
     
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    It's a good tip for sufferers of alzheimers. Others can just glance and remember? :???:
     
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    I do it all the time, the two cars I have at the moment are the opposite including the stalks so im always putting on the windscreen wipers or indicating when I wanted the other.
     
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    I spent 3 years doing that too, drove me nuts
     
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    Nonsense. It doesn't apply to my Chrysler Voyager.

    Having checked the interweb, there's an international standardisation on these symbols and the pump hose is always on the right of the pump.
     
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    Here's an example for reference:

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  11. mojoco United Kingdom

    mojoco Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad you proved this wrong. After getting the email I checked my two cars and it was true, but I didn't think for a second that both my cars had the pump on the right hand side anyway. I totally believed it.

    :???:

    "oh you are a plonker Rodney"
     
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