[Spridgets] Tips on Pumping Gas

Kitterer Bob bkitterer at mac.com
Wed Apr 2 20:09:55 MST 2008

OK, so none of the hints work  !!!!!!

Bob Kitterer

1960 Austin Healey Sprite (Mk IV in disguise)
1966 Austin Healey Sprite Mk III (Trevor)
2000 Miata Special Edition

On Apr 2, 2008, at 2:54 PM, K. Valentine wrote:

> Checking snopes:
> http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/gastips.asp
> On Apr 2, 2008, at 3:34 PM, Kitterer Bob wrote:
>> Herb,
>> I have seen this recommendation for years and it is certainly true if
>> the tanks are above ground or at the surface.  But I wonder if that
>> is true for buried tanks.  All of the tanks that I have seen at
>> filling stations appear to be at least ten feet below the surface.
>> Caves for instance are  close to 50 degrees regardless of the weather
>> outside or the time of year.  So it is hard to see where a tank at
>> ten plus feet is going to change temperature in the course of a day.
>> Has someone done a temperature measurement in recent years or is this
>> a carry over recommendation from the early 1900's?
>> Curious minds and all that stuff.

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