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Man causes a long queue by pumping petrol 'machiam' like he in JB

Man causes a long queue by pumping petrol 'machiam' like he in JB

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Remember the good old days where you could bring your whole family across the border and enjoy everything our neighbouring country has to offer?

With the affordable prices of petrol, topping up your gas tank before coming back to Singapore was something no one would skip.

But there are some people who go a little too far to save a couple of dollars.

Like this! 😂

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Which brings us to video below. I'm scratching my head as to why this driver is trying to ensure that every cubic meter of fuel is stored inside his car. Given that our petrol prices in Singapore are exorbitant now. 

A little bit of Myth busting

Myth - Do I really save money if I am able to top up my car to the brim? 🤔

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Quora: Why do people shake their car while fully fueling their car's tank?

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While fuelling, the liquid passes through a filler pipe and into the actual tank. Filler pipes which attach to gas tanks are rarely straight and they almost never fill the tank from the top down. They also frequently contain check balls in them to prevent gas from sloshing out through the fill pipe to the gas cap. Because of this, air can get trapped either in the filler pipe or in the tank itself.

This is actually not a problem, and the additional amount of fuel you are adding is miniscule compare to the tank’s capacity. In addition, by topping off in this way, you are more likely to spill gas from the filler and cause gas to run into the small vapor recovery tube which leads to your charcoal canister.

In summary, when filling your own tank, when the automatic shutoff clicks off, just put the nozzle back on the pump, secure the gas cap and drive on. No shaking. No topping off. No spills. No worries.

One of the Quora-ist mentions that it is insignificant to have the petrol tank pump to the brim.

My personal take on the matter

The whole shaking action is unnecessary.

Once you hear the nozzle click, it means that the next time you'll have to refuel would be in 5 to 6 days, give or take. Shaking the car does not mean you'll extend that time significantly.

Furthermore, over-filling your fuel tank could potentially result in damage to your vehicle’s charcoal cannister, which is part of its vapour recovery or Evaporative Recovery System.

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If you really want to save fuel, drive like a saint and don't over-rev your car when driving. Always plan your route ahead and leave the house early so you will not drive like a madman. 

Peace out!

 



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Only reason I can think off is need to hit a certain value for a better discount.

Is a GRAB 

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Just don't know what to say, Sillyporeans are either no brainer or left his brain at home . we are 4G generation wasted all his parent money on education. thy should stay in Bintan and Batam row sampan, catch own fish... no need to own car [bigcry]

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Trying to recapture the feeling of going North mah... 🤣

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There is only 1 pump at that petrol station to cause the long queue?

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12 hours ago, Antlau said:

Trying to recapture the feeling of going North mah... 🤣

   Setting wrong example as if we don't know what is right, shameful & utterly disgusted and disgraceful behaviour in public . . . I will walk to this guy and whisper in his ear softly  . . . " pls la, mai Xia Suay, you are not an idiot by hushing and puffing here,  . . . it looks real stupid on U exactly. With my cheeky smile  . . . I wish him well as camera is on him. " Gooday sir Xia Suay .

 

I would do him a big favour [cool]

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this goyang thingy on cars really waste our time waiting while the monkeys keep on goyang and goyang and goyang. long queue leh..🤣🤣

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The facial expression of the car pump attendant is enough to bring agony and frustration to his day, this is the state if Sillyporeans bad and apathetic attitude here, not only at Petrol kiosk, even at Supermarket queueing line for payment.

A couple ( man ) would join the Q and park his load of groceries by side and continues to buy eggs, breads & nana etc, thinking he is very smart alex w/o giving a hood to others while d wife will shop at the other end, taking their own time to pay, once the wife is done, she takes over the role of payment while the man re-do shop by picking the best eggs size comparisio, making the cashier busy and added , more 10 deep down the line on a sat evening . . . I almost by temper, complete idiots

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I am surprised that not many reports of people destroying their EVAP system by the usual extreme overpumping in JB petrol kiosks.

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