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Old 05-03-2010, 12:05 PM   #11
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I'm totally different than the rest of you! I have a LOCKING GAS CAP! Otherwise the rest is the same. You can almost hear that bomb dropping sound after it gets below a 1/2 tank.
Do any of you have a speedometer issue. Mine is off by 3-4 mph on the slow side. I followed my wife home from the repair shop and had her maintain 60 mph. I had to drive at 64 to stay the same distance. My GPS has a mph reading which is pretty close. it shows about 4 mph difference as well.
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Old 05-03-2010, 12:23 PM   #12
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I'm totally different than the rest of you! I have a LOCKING GAS CAP! Otherwise the rest is the same. You can almost hear that bomb dropping sound after it gets below a 1/2 tank.
Do any of you have a speedometer issue. Mine is off by 3-4 mph on the slow side. I followed my wife home from the repair shop and had her maintain 60 mph. I had to drive at 64 to stay the same distance. My GPS has a mph reading which is pretty close. it shows about 4 mph difference as well.
I thought about the locking cap, but then decided to let them steal the gas out the existing hole (versus forcing them to create a new gas hole, which would mean that they might get gas on their hands/face, which would be my fault and I would need to pay for their medical bills)

Regarding the speedometer, I think mine is pretty accurate, but I'll check it against the GPS the next time I take her for a drive.
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:09 PM   #13
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With the Scan Gauge, you have the option in the fill-up mode to change the gallons used. That will give you a truer picture of actual MPG under way. You might want to calculate the worst case scenario (ie, generator running) so that you won't run out of gas if you were figuring without the generator running.
I've only filled once since installing it and pressed the wrong button to change the amount filled! Doh! User error. Next time!
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:44 PM   #14
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I've only filled once since installing it and pressed the wrong button to change the amount filled! Doh! User error. Next time!
I can see how that could easily happen.

The 1st fill-up I did was a big adjustment up, then over the next couple of fill-ups I tweaked it, so that the Scan Gauge was not off but a couple of tenths either way. I figured the difference then was in how my truck was sitting.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:25 PM   #15
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I thought about the locking cap, but then decided to let them steal the gas out the existing hole (versus forcing them to create a new gas hole, which would mean that they might get gas on their hands/face, which would be my fault and I would need to pay for their medical bills)

Regarding the speedometer, I think mine is pretty accurate, but I'll check it against the GPS the next time I take her for a drive.
I figured the cap would at least make it difficult to gain easy entry to the tank. At my house if they would attempt it the flood lights would come on at the shed and the side of the house. So for the $8.00 - $9.00 I spent at Auto-Zone for the cap isn't too much of an investment but may at least deter someone from trying to get free gas.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:37 PM   #16
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I figured the cap would at least make it difficult to gain easy entry to the tank. At my house if they would attempt it the flood lights would come on at the shed and the side of the house. So for the $8.00 - $9.00 I spent at Auto-Zone for the cap isn't too much of an investment but may at least deter someone from trying to get free gas.
I would do the same if I stored at home. I've got a storage slot a few miles awhile for right now, but will be "storing" it at a nearby RV park/lake in the near future. I keep the tank fuel to keep water out, so I'm an easy target, although so far/so good.
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