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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #125 on: 08/14/11 11:03 AM »

I havent seen gas below $1.30 per liter (times 3.9 for gallons) for about 6 months now.  you do the math, i dont have the stomach too.
According to my math that is  :o $5.07 a US Gallon  :9:  :9:  :9: and I thought paying $3.70 a gallon was too high  :E:
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #126 on: 08/18/11 11:34 AM »

According to my math that is  :o $5.07 a US Gallon  :9:  :9:  :9: and I thought paying $3.70 a gallon was too high  :E:

Its ridiculous.  I go down into the U.S. now and then to get shop and always time it for an empty tank.  It seems the further south from the border you go the cheaper the gas.  Lots of other things too, especially milk, eggs and cheese.  Cheese is sometimes 3 times the price here.
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #127 on: 08/19/11 08:47 AM »

just filled up for the second time, and i was actually amazed. i went longer after my gas light went on, and i still only put in 29 gallons... but i filled up at costcos, and paid 3.23 a gallon, so i got a full tank for under 100.00.  actually 96 bucks.. woo hoo
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #128 on: 08/19/11 12:30 PM »

Pulled into a gulf station today with almost a quarter tank. Paid $3.79/ gal. $90.98 to fill. I'm off to Maine for a week which is 80% highway driving. Looking forward to seeing what kind of mileage I get on the highway and my vacation of course!!!!  :thumbsup: My DIC shows 16 miles/gallon with 70% around town and 30% highway driving.
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #129 on: 08/23/11 12:04 PM »

I always drive about 40 miles once the fuel light comes on. Then my fill ups are right at 31g. Once even had 31.25g I have the receipt for it still. Over $125.00
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #130 on: 08/23/11 01:38 PM »

I always drive about 40 miles once the fuel light comes on. Then my fill ups are right at 31g. Once even had 31.25g I have the receipt for it still. Over $125.00
This is not a very smart idea unless you want to change your fuel pump. You see the fuel in the tank is used to keep the fuel pump from overheating.
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #131 on: 09/16/11 02:29 AM »

Try to fill on 1/2 a tank well this one got a way.
30.375
Pushing it coming back from a GTG
Well the pump limit saved me and kicked off at $125; 29.768 gls.
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #132 on: 12/29/13 04:51 PM »

fill ups are depressing sometimes
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #133 on: 01/06/14 11:35 AM »

Mine Avalanche doesn't use gasoline at all. Because we have rather expensive gasoline (about 1,62 euros/liter) my car is using gas from earth. I don'n know how you call it? I have two container on my car.
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #134 on: 01/06/14 11:50 AM »

The most I have filled up was 98.87 Haha I know cuz I had to write it down in my personal gas log I use to tell my dad where I am going and stuff

Price was $98.87, I filled up with 29.1 gallons of fuel

It was so low that when I was too far back to fill and I went to start it back up, I had to try the key three times before it went hahahaha. Price per gallon for regular was at 3.39
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #135 on: 01/06/14 12:08 PM »

Never over 20....plenty of gas stations in the US ........gas cools and lubricates the internal fuel pump,and less chance clogged screen or sucking rust or dirt off the bottom from a gas station pump with a defective or missing filter.
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #136 on: 09/03/17 10:28 PM »

If you're going to try to beat this fill, make sure you carry a gas can with you...  I didn't have one, and got really lucky... lol!
I wonder if this is real, or costco needs to recalibrate their flowmeters?



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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #137 on: 09/04/17 08:45 AM »

Gee I was hoping this "contest" was going to die out and not attempted for the many reasons mentioned in older posts, such as destroying your fuel pump by letting it overheat with no gas to keep it cool, sucking up gas tank sludge to clog filter or injectors. Then on the other side owners trying to "top off" their tanks to get most in one fill and they overflow the tank and mess up the evaporator vent solenoid/tank or whatever it's called......Oh well to each his own I guess?  :4:
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #138 on: 09/04/17 09:53 PM »

while i agree in principal the fuel will help cool the fuel pump,  i'm not sure that overheating is what's killing some ppl's fuel pumps.   My factory pump went to 120k or so and was still working when I put a new one in (i changed it cause it started getting slightly louder and it was 10+ years old)...  if I ran my original pump to it's ultimate death, there's no telling how much longer it could have been in service...   I've never filled my tank until the warning light has come on... well... maybe once or twice while on a highway trip with other ppl to save time by filling up at the same stop.  I don't often get a fill exceeding 30 gallons.       

again, not encouraging everyone to run their tanks down and get stranded...  this just kind of happened and was a shocker for me.   I don't actually believe it filled 31.1 gallons anyhow.   I bet it was more like 30 gallons and costco's flowmeter was wrong.   I don't know what the law says on tolerance but I'll bet those flowmeters can't be more than  +- 2-3%

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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #139 on: 09/15/17 12:23 AM »

Alright.  I know there have been a few topics about the actual size of the gas tank, problems with 2500 owners having to burp the tanks, not getting full fills, etc., but I thought it would be kind of fun to post your biggest fill-up receipts.  I know not everyone has a scanner or digicam, but to be counted you must show proof.  So here's mine from this Christmas travels:



30.554 gallons on a 1500.  Read 'em and weep. :)

If you can read my chicken-scratch at the bottom, that 431.2 is the mileage before filling up, so not great mileage at 14.1mpg.  But we drove a chunk of that in a 20-40mph headwind and used 4WD in some snow.  In this kind of weather, I don't care what the mileage is; I just want to get there!

So post yours, and provide unadulterated "evidence".  The only edit I did was to block out the last four digits of my card number.

Just a cool game I thought as I watched the gallons tick on past 28 (my usual gulp).

Brendan



I filled my silverado 04 with 36 gallons it cost me 100$  rare model with the long bed option and jumbo tank 36 gallon with the 4.8L engine  sold that truck lost a bit of money :( on it
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #140 on: 09/15/17 07:38 AM »

I bet it was more like 30 gallons and costco's flowmeter was wrong.   I don't know what the law says on tolerance but I'll bet those flowmeters can't be more than  +- 2-3%

Because their actually selling by the gallon, federal law says the error out of 1 gallon is allowed by law to be up to 0.003 gallons. And their supposed to be checked & calibrated yearly.
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #141 on: 09/19/17 11:59 AM »

Because their actually selling by the gallon, federal law says the error out of 1 gallon is allowed by law to be up to 0.003 gallons. And their supposed to be checked & calibrated yearly.

0.3% wow... that's pretty accurate. :o   I'm not sure they can do that with the equipment they have...   That would mean after you stop the pump, you can't have more than 1/3 of an ounce difference on a gallon.   you might need smaller fill hoses to get that kind of accuracy.  Maybe that's a goal and not a law.. hmmm..
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #142 on: 09/20/17 05:47 AM »

Gee I was hoping this "contest" was going to die out and not attempted for the many reasons mentioned in older posts, such as destroying your fuel pump by letting it overheat with no gas to keep it cool, sucking up gas tank sludge to clog filter or injectors. Then on the other side owners trying to "top off" their tanks to get most in one fill and they overflow the tank and mess up the evaporator vent solenoid/tank or whatever it's called......Oh well to each his own I guess?  :4:
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #143 on: 02/06/18 05:29 AM »

25 GALLONS $70  IF I WAS ON E IT PROBABLY WOULD TAKEN ANOTEHR $10-$13   
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #144 on: 03/19/18 08:34 AM »

The day we bought it, he literally didn't have gas in it.. Test drove it, then paid the scam artist, drove right over to gas station put in a little over 30 gallons (30.xx) of reg unleaded at 2.89 a gallon.

if we were talking biggest fill up.. ha, i own an excursion with a 45 gallon tank, and weve drained her to E and had to fill it up while gas was 4.xx a gallon... that hurt
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« Reply #145 on: 07/27/18 04:20 PM »

how big is the tank?  I just bought an 02 z71 1500 avalanche, haven't even driven it on the street yet, just onto the hauler and around the property.

My 98 k1500 Suburban has a 42 gallon tank, $100 is easy to put into it, I've put over $150 into it at one time when gas was close to $4.00 a gallon.
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« Reply #146 on: 07/27/18 08:04 PM »

You can find the info in the Resources section of this website texas-elliot :
http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/resources/information-by-model-year/2002/specifications/2002-chevrolet-avalanche-1500-4x4-5.3-liter-v-8.htm

Along with a copy of your owners manual if you don't have one......
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #147 on: 07/28/18 03:36 AM »

how big is the tank?  I just bought an 02 z71 1500 avalanche, ...

31 gallons
My light goes on with about 28-29 gallons used so 2-3 gals left.
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Re: Biggest [fuel] Fill On 1500? áPost 'em!
« Reply #148 on: 07/28/18 07:22 AM »

31 gallons
My light goes on with about 28-29 gallons used so 2-3 gals left.

Which we all know you only did once in an emergency situation right....  :4: since we also know it's a bad idea to constantly run your tank that low....
(I can see too that you must have been the fun parent and gave your kids the answers to their homework and they didn't have to look in the dictionary to spell something or walk to the library to look something up.)   :laugh:
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« Reply #149 on: 08/01/18 06:25 AM »

Which we all know you only did once in an emergency situation right....  :4: since we also know it's a bad idea to constantly run your tank that low....
(I can see too that you must have been the fun parent and gave your kids the answers to their homework and they didn't have to look in the dictionary to spell something or walk to the library to look something up.)   :laugh:
let's say you're having a conversation with someone, they ask a question...do you tell them to google it?   :laugh:
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