I spilled some gasoline in a rental car. How can I clean it and get rid of the smell before I return it in a few days? [more inside]
The Peteyjlawsonmobile is dead, and most likely will not be resuscitated. In other annoying news, I filled the tank the day before the car decided to stop working. So, should I write it off as a loss, or can any Mefites suggest a cunning way of getting the petrol from the old car into the new car?
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]
Any uses for old gasoline (petrol)? [more inside]
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]
Is there a way to find out if 'petrol' or 'gas' is the most recognized word for vehicle fuel by country? [more inside]
UKCarFilter: Petrol with fewer miles or Diesel with more? [more inside]
Is supermarket petrol bad for my car? [more inside]
Are gas station forecourts really air conditioned in some places in the USA? [more inside]
Why is my car fuel tank not filling up properly? [more inside]
How can I stop someone stealing fuel from my car? [more inside]
What are the advantages (if any) of letting your car engine run idle to warm up before driving? [more inside]
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?
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]
Is there such a thing as "bad" gasoline and can it mess up your car? (+) [more inside]
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]
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?
Should I be using premium gas for my ’96 Subaru Outback? [mi] [more inside]
An empty gasoline container stored on the carpeted floor of a vehicle: good idea or forthcoming explosive disaster?