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Old August 18th, 2018, 07:41   #9121
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Just curious in how many lifetimes did you use a million gallons of fuel?
Assuming you're in your early 50's that would be 550 gallons per week.
OR he could work at a petroleum station that DISPENSES diesel into the tankers that take it to the smaller local stations. How many gallons does a tanker trailer carry?
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Old August 18th, 2018, 10:13   #9122
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Just curious in how many lifetimes did you use a million gallons of fuel?
Assuming you're in your early 50's that would be 550 gallons per week.
Not sure. I just made up a number. Wasn't worth my time to accurately calculate for the reason of the post.

Although growing up I did pump alot into the equipment, easily killing 300 gallon a day if everyone jumped on something and ran it hard and non stop.

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Old August 18th, 2018, 13:59   #9123
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A trailer towed by a semi truck holds about 7-8000 gallons of liguid. Since certain liquids are more dense than others, the trucker has to be certain not to exceed the 80K pound gross weight limit, thus carrying something like water a "full load" is only about 6000 gallons.
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Old August 18th, 2018, 21:22   #9124
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A trailer towed by a semi truck holds about 7-8000 gallons of liguid. Since certain liquids are more dense than others, the trucker has to be certain not to exceed the 80K pound gross weight limit, thus carrying something like water a "full load" is only about 6000 gallons.
And in soome areas 110k gross vehicle weight is allowed for fuel tanker to reduce the number of trucks...
And the tankers usually have a number of smaller tanks...
So they might have 75% gasoline (split in octane levels) and a Small tank for d2....
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Old August 20th, 2018, 06:49   #9125
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A trailer towed by a semi truck holds about 7-8000 gallons of liguid. Since certain liquids are more dense than others, the trucker has to be certain not to exceed the 80K pound gross weight limit, thus carrying something like water a "full load" is only about 6000 gallons.
Most of the tanker loads we ship are 40,000 pounds in the US and 60,000 in Canada. That works to 5,000 gallons and 7,500 gallons of a product that is about half water. That also leaves some head room in the tanker to help with weight distribution and shifting and also any expansion or contraction of the load. It would be rare to ever see a tanker filled to the brim. Even fire trucks are never filled to full capacity for safety reasons.
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Old September 9th, 2018, 09:04   #9126
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New member here. Filled up my 2015 Passat this week for the first time this week. Had the look from a guy filling his Dodge Cummins next to me. He asked if I knew that's Diesel I'm putting in my car. Just had to chuckle and tell him I was aware of it. I figured he should have known the nozzle should not fit if it was a gas car.
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Old September 18th, 2018, 05:58   #9127
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With my 017 cruze diesel with 27000 miles, so far 3 or 4 fuel-station people have exited from their cash-register post to yell a warning to me, HEY THATS DIESEL !

That is not much of a story, except that it probably doesn't happen so much for folks with VW TDIs lately...
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Old September 18th, 2018, 06:05   #9128
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Has never happened to me in 14 years.
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Old September 25th, 2018, 16:14   #9129
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With my 017 cruze diesel with 27000 miles, so far 3 or 4 fuel-station people have exited from their cash-register post to yell a warning to me, HEY THATS DIESEL !

That is not much of a story, except that it probably doesn't happen so much for folks with VW TDIs lately...
Hey eli, long time no chat!

I've almost had that happen to me a couple of time with my 535d at the diesel pump. People hardly notice when I'm filling my X5 35d. The 535d at the diesel pump has always gotten a few weird looks from people. I've also had a few random conversations at the diesel pump with the 535d.
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Old September 26th, 2018, 10:40   #9130
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I've had more interesting conversations at the pump with my '78 Scout II than I even did pumping diesel into a little hatchback. It's almost like driving an aircooled and having everyone talk about the one they used to have.

Sorry, no better stories from me than that right now. And I'll get plenty more stops at the gas station. Running joke is there isn't a gas pump the 345 can pass without filling up...

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Old September 26th, 2018, 11:54   #9131
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Hey - I use that one talking about my 1998 Honda Valkyrie (GL1500C) - only gets 35 MPG with a 5.3 gallon (including reserve) tank...
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Old September 28th, 2018, 05:40   #9132
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hello n1David ! I haven't seen you driving around lately or at the diesel pump. I'd be driving a BMW diesel too if they brought a one with stickshift to USA. Friend just bought the X3 M40i which is gasser but has torque like a diesel. toddler grandson #1 is awake so i'm offline until approximately tomorrow. He is already accustomed to his mom's 2018 cruze diesel stickshift as well as my 2017. Also seems to approve of chevy SS >400 ftlbs of torque and loud exhaust (his carseat is forward-facing as of a few days ago.)
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ps - maybe time to pick up one of the last porsche cayenne diesels now that they are discontinued.
pps - should there be a secret-society-of-chevy-cruze-owners thread here on tdiclub?
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Old September 28th, 2018, 08:29   #9133
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pps - should there be a secret-society-of-chevy-cruze-owners thread here on tdiclub?

There is (sorta): http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...highlight=cruz
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