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    Work Harder, Millions on Wellfare Depend On Us! ultramaxracing05's Avatar
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    I need your input. RE: VP Gas Jug

    Today, I went to the gas station, and put 13 dollars, to get, 5.22 gallons.
    and noticed I got less than 5 gallons.

    this is a brand new container,
    I have only filled this jug maybe 5 times.
    the pictures taken were with the jug vented, it was not expanded,
    outside temp about 85F
    the pumps were calibrated this year, but today, I pumped the gas really really slowly. Maybe this had an effect, on the amount I got.

    I always get what I paid for. But I pump it fast, I just need to see how accurate your VP containers are.

    This happened at a VALERO
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    Greenhulk Grasshopah (DRC) HallPass's Avatar
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    how do we know in our vehicles we are getting a real 1 gallon that we pay for?

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    I use all VP jugs, and those lines are 100% not correct on any of them

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    Work Harder, Millions on Wellfare Depend On Us! ultramaxracing05's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post
    I use all VP jugs, and those lines are 100% not correct on any of them
    I would have thought they be accurate, for $45 per container, and I this is what gas is sold on at the NHRA, so somebody is getting shafted

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    Work Harder, Millions on Wellfare Depend On Us! ultramaxracing05's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by HallPass View Post
    how do we know in our vehicles we are getting a real 1 gallon that we pay for?
    I once pumped gas at a non american owned gas station and before I started pumping gas the price counter went up 2 cents, so it was ahead 2 cents. Plus those pumps werent calibrated prior hurricane IKE.

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    Here in Ontario i know theres people (gas cops lol) who go to random gas stations and check the pumps are right and couple stations on the 401 got busted for ripping people off.

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    I don't think those containers are perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by GopedGarage View Post
    I don't think those containers are perfect
    Empty the fuel out, wash it out, and rinse.

    Then use a calibrated measuring container to find out how many gallons your fuel jug actually holds.

    You can calibrate another smaller jug or pail to make it easier. Fill the smaller container with exactly one gallon of water, measuring carefully using a measuring cup or similar. Mark the level, then use that measured level to add exact gallons to your VP jug.

    You can then mark the VP at each gallon interval as you do your test filling.

    When you are done, empty out the water, and let it thoroughly air dry.

    Now you have a calibrated VP fuel jug

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    wouldnt it be easier to weigh it? 5.93 to 6.42 lbs, depending on temperature, type and blend

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultramaxracing05 View Post
    I would have thought they be accurate, for $45 per container, and I this is what gas is sold on at the NHRA, so somebody is getting shafted
    $45 a container? Just bought mine for $19.95 http://www.smileysracing.com/cat/vie...5ddd&pgID=1722

    I never follow those lines. I go to the same gas station 90% of the time to fill up and I just go by the gas pumps calculations. Every time i've filled up somewhere else I've never see a difference in quanity. And there plastic containers so they expand and contract with heat.

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