I've become mildly obsessed with trying to improve the fuel efficiency of my old truck. I've already done all the basic things and I realize that I'm fighting physics at this point, but what else might I consider if I wanted to make a bit of a hobby out of it? [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Nov 19, 2013 -
I have a down jacket that appears to have something like petrol/gasoline on it (but I don't know where it came from) The instructions say 'no dry clean'. How can I get the smell out OR wash and dry the jacket. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied
on Oct 29, 2011 -
Is there a way to find out if 'petrol' or 'gas' is the most recognized word for vehicle fuel by country? [more inside]
posted by pb
on Sep 20, 2011 -
What are the advantages (if any) of letting your car engine run idle to warm up before driving? [more inside]
posted by xoe26
on Jan 11, 2006 -
Is it true that I get more bang for the buck if I fill up my tank at night? The argument is that matter expands when it's heated; so during the night, I get more volume of petrol for the same price?
I know the difference is miniscule, but is the argument true?
posted by arrowhead
on Sep 21, 2005 -
When I gas up my car, I don't squeeze the lever on the pump handle, but, instead, I slide the lever into the little notch so that my tank will fill itself up while I squeegee the windows. When the tank is full, the pump shudders, the lever dislodges itself, and the filling ceases. However, probably half of the time, the filling ceases much, much too early. The result is that I can't tell when my tank is full, nor can I squeegee while my car fuels itself. What gives? [more inside]
posted by waldo
on Apr 25, 2005 -
Lawn mower 101. We're renting a new place. It has a large garden, with a petrol/gas-powered push lawn mower to keep it tidy. The mower has two orifices, one for petrol/gas, the other for oil; what goes in each? [more inside]
posted by carter
on Oct 9, 2004 -
Gas (petrol) question: We've had discussions in the blue about regional price differences for gasoline. But why do different gas stations in the same market region come so close to each other on price? Are the markets for the raw oil and the refining so limited that they all end up with the same cost? I find that hard to believe. Also, is there any difference, in real terms, between gasoline from one vendor versus gas from another?
posted by yesster
on Jul 20, 2004 -
An empty gasoline container stored on the carpeted floor of a vehicle: good idea or forthcoming explosive disaster?
posted by keli
on Mar 4, 2004 -