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#1523369 - 07/06/09 09:58 PM gas pumps that run slow
gonzo Offline


Registered: 07/05/09
Posts: 454
Loc: millington tn.
Does anybody know why some pumps pump really slow at times.Is this a filtration problem or does the pump know I'm running late for work and it's making me cuss like a sailor?

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#1523390 - 07/06/09 10:12 PM Re: gas pumps that run slow [Re: gonzo]
another Todd Offline


Registered: 05/15/06
Posts: 1668
Loc: Southern CA
Usually a filter plugging up or a weak pump.
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#1523400 - 07/06/09 10:23 PM Re: gas pumps that run slow [Re: another Todd]
smokey1 Offline


Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 1626
Loc: usa
noticed that in cold winter months . Seems like eternity while the winds are gusting in the teens . :- (


Edited by smokey1 (07/06/09 10:23 PM)

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#1523438 - 07/06/09 10:50 PM Re: gas pumps that run slow [Re: smokey1]
gonzo Offline


Registered: 07/05/09
Posts: 454
Loc: millington tn.
Yep I know what you mean there.

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#1523477 - 07/06/09 11:57 PM Re: gas pumps that run slow [Re: gonzo]
getnpsi Offline


Registered: 10/30/07
Posts: 693
Loc: Fontana, California
if there are a lot of cars at the station i use 89 octane. I don't know if its in my head to make my pump faster. Sort of like when you are in the drive thru at taco bell and some knucklehead ordered something weird that only the manager knows how to cook sort of thing. You see their total and its $5.65. [censored] is taking so long??????
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#1523543 - 07/07/09 02:08 AM Re: gas pumps that run slow [Re: getnpsi]
Gary Allan Offline


Registered: 09/28/02
Posts: 39806
Loc: Pottstown, PA
Take your pick. It can either be time for a filter change or there are too many people on the line.

The local WAWA convenience store chain got hammered since they set their pump's max flow rate too slow to make you dwell there longer. It was sorta like putting mirrors across from elevators in high rise office buildings to stop people from complaining ..except in this case they made the elevators slow ..and made spending money inside the mirrors.
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#1523731 - 07/07/09 08:18 AM Re: gas pumps that run slow [Re: Gary Allan]
Benzadmiral Offline


Registered: 10/12/05
Posts: 3678
Loc: New Orleans
It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object to realize that you are in a hurry.
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#1523794 - 07/07/09 09:13 AM Re: gas pumps that run slow [Re: Benzadmiral]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 24140
Loc: ME
If you pick 89 and it speeds up it's possible the mixing valve is letting in mostly super. You can dream!

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#1523852 - 07/07/09 10:08 AM Re: gas pumps that run slow [Re: gonzo]
lexus114 Offline


Registered: 05/12/08
Posts: 6012
Loc: Easton, PA
 Originally Posted By: gonzo
Yep I know what you mean there.


Why thats because when you pre-pay,their hoping you get too cold to stay their and pump all of your fuel!
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#1525133 - 07/08/09 11:35 AM Re: gas pumps that run slow [Re: lexus114]
smokey1 Offline


Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 1626
Loc: usa
try filling an '07 PRIUS that has the rubber bladder ( hardens ) for a gas tank in the frigid cold and blowing winds with a slow pump . Takes about twice as long . Lucky to have any function of your digits to drive . The 2010 PRIUS has a different tank , probably due to the hassle of filling tank and not able to get proper fills to estimate your mileage . :- )

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#1525238 - 07/08/09 01:04 PM Re: gas pumps that run slow [Re: smokey1]
nthach Offline


Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 1623
Loc: California
The Chevron my job uses will fill up fast but slow to a trickle at the last $.50 for some reason.

The local Costco and the Shell down the street from my house are slow and I can hear a motor whirring as it fills up, due to vapor recovery for non-ORVR vehicles.

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#1525677 - 07/08/09 06:23 PM Re: gas pumps that run slow [Re: nthach]
LAGA Offline


Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 407
Loc: IL
IMHO The speed of the gas pumps started slowing down when gas stations became grocery stores. By slowing down the rate of the pump it gives you more time to go inside to buy a coke and a bag of chips or whatever. That`s where they make the most money.
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#1525863 - 07/08/09 08:41 PM Re: gas pumps that run slow [Re: LAGA]
Jonny Z Offline


Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 1251
Loc: Austin, TX
Around here, the Murphy Oil USA pumps at Wally World pump the fastest. Usually the cheapest too. Since they are fast and cheap, they move a lot of gas. Music to my ears.

Guess where I buy my gas?
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#1525960 - 07/08/09 10:09 PM Re: gas pumps that run slow [Re: LAGA]
nthach Offline


Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 1623
Loc: California
 Originally Posted By: LAGA
IMHO The speed of the gas pumps started slowing down when gas stations became grocery stores. By slowing down the rate of the pump it gives you more time to go inside to buy a coke and a bag of chips or whatever. That`s where they make the most money.

If it was a convenience store, yes. 3-5 minutes isn't enough time to go inside Costco.

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#1525985 - 07/08/09 10:51 PM Re: gas pumps that run slow [Re: nthach]
gonzo Offline


Registered: 07/05/09
Posts: 454
Loc: millington tn.
Maybe the stations make the pumps run slow so a person might decide to check their oil.Then after they realize their a few quarts low they will buy some overpriced "Roadtech" 10w30.They also might decide to buy some windshield washer solvent that's overpriced by a buck and change.

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