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On 30 Nov 2007 at 11:23am Dean Walker wrote:
This is not about Lewes but a email that came in this morning
which I wanted to share as im certain we have all been behind someone at Tescos looking for the petrol cap?
I have been driving (legally) for 17 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 maybe you haven't either.
Quick question, what side of your car is your petrol 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 petrol station or
put your neck at risk of uncomforted or injury.
If you look at your petrol 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
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 aid manual? I don't get why
any mechanic I have ever been too or know has even thought of mentioning
this to me? The only possible explanation can be that all these people
probably don't even know!
Go out and share the worlds best kept auto secret with your friends as this
is information is way too important to be kept secret.
I bet you all check next time you get in your car.
 
 
On 30 Nov 2007 at 11:50am Lewesianne wrote:
Well. I've been doing that since I started driving (22 years) and it's common sense that the hose is long enough to reach round the back of you car, to the far side! Then again, I was always a smart arse!! :-)
 
 
On 30 Nov 2007 at 7:06pm For The Record wrote:
I love trivia like this.
However Lewesianne's post has struck a nerve with me as I always prefer to fill my car up from the opposite side - that way I can keep an eye on the litres (and money) without cranking my neck.
 
 
On 30 Nov 2007 at 9:12pm expatbat wrote:
It really is a small world, if you received that info in an email Dean Walker, I received the same one last week here in batland. No one I/ve spoken to knew the info either.
 
 
On 30 Nov 2007 at 9:45pm FA wrote:
Certainly is true with my car
 
 
On 1 Dec 2007 at 9:41am Avidfan wrote:
Not so with all cars. Maybe true in America where this originated from.
 
 
On 2 Dec 2007 at 12:47am lopster wrote:
the last 6 cars I've had have little arrows (well filled in triangle) by the "pump" symbol - much more obvious than what side the nozzle is on (urbane myth if you ask me - arrow makes a lot more sense and is errh obvious (and has been for at leat 12 years to me)) - butr thanks for sharing it DW
 
 
On 2 Dec 2007 at 1:03pm Henry Ford wrote:
It doesn't work for my Fiesta. Pump symbol is on the right and the cap is on the left. Don't give up your day job Dean. (sorry, night job)
 
 
On 2 Dec 2007 at 4:37pm Dean Walker wrote:
Well thats why its not in the owners handbook then
oh well my fireworks have been p@@@@D on then
never mind i'll still laugh at people hanging out the window
 
 
On 3 Dec 2007 at 12:09am expat 2 wrote:
Alas, it doesn't work on my MR2 either - icon shows hose on right, my petrol cap is on left - although it works if you interpret it as 'which side of the pump I need to pull up against'.


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