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#4591483 - 12/01/17 08:51 PM More clogged filters at the as station
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4860
Loc: Houston, Texas
Am I the only idiot that realizes when a fuel filter is clogged? I'm at the gas station this morning and there are three diesel trucks needing to re fuel when I realize the pump is only putting out a gallon or so every 45 seconds. Then the part that really irked me was the guy across from me was like hey, I wonder why the guy waiting for me drove off, he knows we have big tanks. The dude is completely clueless and I was like the filters are getting clogged. Then he starts talkin about what kind of fuel mileage my truck gets. He's like I bet it gets 19mph towing that trailer. Really?? He owns the same truck, the same color even!!! Then I forget to press yes for a receipt, so I'm like oh well I get one inside and go to the bathroom and tell the attendant. The attendant couldn't care less and at this station they are actually the ones who service the pumps because ive seen them change out the filters.
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#4591484 - 12/01/17 08:52 PM Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: motor_oil_madman]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
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Loc: Houston, Texas
I had to vent. lol
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#4591488 - 12/01/17 08:57 PM Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5263
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
It's OK to vent. What you saw and any extrapolations you drew are likely dead-on accurate.

Also, it SOUNDED like you may have had a sour coffee that morning....which is OK too as you didn't take out a machete' and start swinging.

Honestly, sloppiness irritates. You're not alone.

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#4591492 - 12/01/17 09:01 PM Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
You may want to consider Costco for your future gasoline purchases.

Nevermind. They don't have diesel at Costco.

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#4591496 - 12/01/17 09:04 PM Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Alex_V Offline


Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 1156
Loc: Campbellsville, KY
My peeve is the windshield wash stations. It should be law that if they're present, at least 50% of them need some usable tool and water in them.
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#4591518 - 12/01/17 09:21 PM Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: motor_oil_madman]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2774
Loc: Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Am I the only idiot that realizes when a fuel filter is clogged? I'm at the gas station this morning and there are three diesel trucks needing to re fuel when I realize the pump is only putting out a gallon or so every 45 seconds. Then the part that really irked me was the guy across from me was like hey, I wonder why the guy waiting for me drove off, he knows we have big tanks. The dude is completely clueless and I was like the filters are getting clogged. Then he starts talkin about what kind of fuel mileage my truck gets. He's like I bet it gets 19mph towing that trailer. Really?? He owns the same truck, the same color even!!! Then I forget to press yes for a receipt, so I'm like oh well I get one inside and go to the bathroom and tell the attendant. The attendant couldn't care less and at this station they are actually the ones who service the pumps because ive seen them change out the filters.


But say there are people on here that will tell you how much more effective those kind of filters are. Be thankful for the ultra clean fuel. LOL
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#4591534 - 12/01/17 09:44 PM Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: motor_oil_madman]
mbacfp Offline


Registered: 09/02/15
Posts: 837
Loc: California
In Southern California, my Costco has Diesel and it blows away everyone on price. From 5:30 a.m. to about 6:30 a.m. it is amazing how many commercial vehicles fill up there...dump trucks, etc. I am lucky in that regard.
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#4591578 - 12/01/17 11:25 PM Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: Alex_V]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4740
Loc: MTL, CANADA
Originally Posted By: Alex_V
My peeve is the windshield wash stations. It should be law that if they're present, at least 50% of them need some usable tool and water in them.


+1
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#4591692 - 12/02/17 06:12 AM Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: mbacfp]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2774
Loc: Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: mbacfp
In Southern California, my Costco has Diesel and it blows away everyone on price. From 5:30 a.m. to about 6:30 a.m. it is amazing how many commercial vehicles fill up there...dump trucks, etc. I am lucky in that regard.


Yes and Costco isn't selling it at a loss!
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#4591727 - 12/02/17 07:00 AM Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: motor_oil_madman]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32671
Loc: ME
If it were gasoline there's some leak detection gizmo that slows the pump way down if it thinks there's a leak. It's at least partially meant to make the customers complain. IDK if diesel pumps have those, too.

OT The big rig pumps fit my mercedes and normally pump so fast I have to throttle down due to foam shooting out the filler neck.

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#4591746 - 12/02/17 07:25 AM Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: Alex_V]
SHOZ Offline


Registered: 06/28/03
Posts: 5751
Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: Alex_V
My peeve is the windshield wash stations. It should be law that if they're present, at least 50% of them need some usable tool and water in them.
Or froze solid in winter....
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#4593537 - 12/03/17 10:03 PM Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: eljefino]
PiperOne Offline


Registered: 10/25/17
Posts: 184
Loc: A Highway Near You
Originally Posted By: eljefino
If it were gasoline there's some leak detection gizmo that slows the pump way down if it thinks there's a leak. It's at least partially meant to make the customers complain. IDK if diesel pumps have those, too.


Diesel pumps do indeed have these. When you first start you need to let the pump reset to zero and then still wait a second or two before pulling the nozzle handle up. If you get one going super slow..sometimes just shutting off the nozzle for 20 seconds re sets it. I do know if you try and do any kind of slow top off at the big pumps at a Flying J or Pilot..after a bit the pump will just shut off and will not re-start because it thinks it has a leak.
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#4601203 - 12/12/17 02:01 AM Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: eljefino]
DoubleWasp Offline


Registered: 05/21/12
Posts: 5236
Loc: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Originally Posted By: eljefino
If it were gasoline there's some leak detection gizmo that slows the pump way down if it thinks there's a leak. It's at least partially meant to make the customers complain. IDK if diesel pumps have those, too.

OT The big rig pumps fit my mercedes and normally pump so fast I have to throttle down due to foam shooting out the filler neck.


I always make it a point to use "The Fat Pipe" any time I can. smile
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#4617624 - 12/29/17 10:00 AM Re: More clogged filters at the as station [Re: motor_oil_madman]
ironman_gq Offline


Registered: 04/30/14
Posts: 604
Loc: MN
Gotta love the high flow nozzles! Empty to full in 2.5 minutes

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