Ran OUT OF GAS

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    Mar 02, 2012 6:28 PM GMT
    Just ran out of gas, literally. Cop gave me a ride to a gas station to fill up a fuel container and back to car. I got to ride in the back seat. Fun! icon_wink.gif

    To answer, it was a female cop.

    Ever run out of gas in your car?

    EDIT: Appears I had a faulty fuel indicator light. Put $10 in and still came on, so hard to gauge the gauge.
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    Mar 02, 2012 6:30 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidJust ran out of gas, literally. Cop gave me a ride to a gas station to fill up a fuel container and back to car. I got to ride in the back seat. Fun! icon_wink.gif

    To answer, it was a female cop.

    Ever run out of gas in your car?
    Nope.. shame on you! There's an indicator in your car that says you're about to run out silly!icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Mar 02, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    wrestlervic saidJust ran out of gas, literally. Cop gave me a ride to a gas station to fill up a fuel container and back to car. I got to ride in the back seat. Fun! icon_wink.gif

    To answer, it was a female cop.

    Ever run out of gas in your car?
    Nope.. shame on you! There's an indicator in your car that says you're about to run out silly!icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    I know, and I was on my way to the station. Lesson: My car doesn't go far on the fuel light.
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    Mar 02, 2012 6:40 PM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    TropicalMark said
    wrestlervic saidJust ran out of gas, literally. Cop gave me a ride to a gas station to fill up a fuel container and back to car. I got to ride in the back seat. Fun! icon_wink.gif

    To answer, it was a female cop.

    Ever run out of gas in your car?
    Nope.. shame on you! There's an indicator in your car that says you're about to run out silly!icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    I know, and I was on my way to the station. Lesson: My car doesn't go far on the fuel light.
    bet that wont happen again!icon_wink.gif
    LMAO
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    Mar 02, 2012 6:46 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    wrestlervic said
    TropicalMark said
    wrestlervic saidJust ran out of gas, literally. Cop gave me a ride to a gas station to fill up a fuel container and back to car. I got to ride in the back seat. Fun! icon_wink.gif

    To answer, it was a female cop.

    Ever run out of gas in your car?
    Nope.. shame on you! There's an indicator in your car that says you're about to run out silly!icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    I know, and I was on my way to the station. Lesson: My car doesn't go far on the fuel light.
    bet that wont happen again!icon_wink.gif
    LMAO


    Yeah, pretty embarrassing. Luckily I was only a mile from my home, but that dreaded feeling of the car slowly dying and not having any place to pull off, ugh.

    On a high note, I got my carpets cleaned today! Currently waiting for them to dry. Looks like it will have to be tomorrow before I can put everything back.
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    Mar 02, 2012 6:49 PM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    TropicalMark said
    wrestlervic said
    TropicalMark said
    wrestlervic saidJust ran out of gas, literally. Cop gave me a ride to a gas station to fill up a fuel container and back to car. I got to ride in the back seat. Fun! icon_wink.gif

    To answer, it was a female cop.

    Ever run out of gas in your car?
    Nope.. shame on you! There's an indicator in your car that says you're about to run out silly!icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    I know, and I was on my way to the station. Lesson: My car doesn't go far on the fuel light.
    bet that wont happen again!icon_wink.gif
    LMAO


    Yeah, pretty embarrassing. Luckily I was only a mile from my home, but that dreaded feeling of the car slowly dying and not having any place to pull off, ugh.

    On a high note, I got my carpets cleaned today! Currently waiting for them to dry. Looks like it will have to be tomorrow before I can put everything back.
    I scrubbed my tile floors today.. its already dry! looks sparkling!icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Mar 02, 2012 7:12 PM GMT
    No, but it may be inevitable. I've been driving a loaner from my parents, their ancient, rusting gas guzzling Buick Roadmaster, and not a single gauge aside from the odometer works. I literally have to keep a pad and pencil by the dash to write down the mileage so I can refuel every 300 miles or so. On the bright side the wreck seems to give me some weird kind of street cred in the downscale neighborhood my gym's located in - whenever I do pull into a station or am stuck in an intersection I'm invariably asked about it. Not knowing whether people are serious or I'm about to get mugged I give a stock answer: "Ain't she a beauty? I'm waiting for just the right set of rosary beads to hang from the rear view mirror." Never fails to get a laugh (in person and so far, that is).

    I'm surprised nobody already said they pretended to run out of gas!
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    Mar 02, 2012 7:44 PM GMT
    My running-out-of-gas story. I was NOT driving, so I maintain that it was not my fault.

    A co-worker and I ran out of gas, after dark on the way from ABQ to a remote field site. About 40 - 50 miles from the nearest gas station. We were in the middle of one of the reservations - Navajo, I believe. We walked a few miles to the nearest village - which had no services of any kind. Not even a pay phone. There only seemed to be one house in town with any lights on, so we knocked. They didn't have a number for a tow-truck service or anything, but they called the tribal police. Someone would be by in an hour or two. Meanwhile, it turned out that we had crashed a wake. The people insisted on dishing up a huge meal for us. But worse, they were in the process of giving away the dead guy's stuff, and they tried to make us take some of it icon_eek.gif It was probably very rude to refuse, but we made the excuse that we had to walk back to our truck. Eventually, a couple of tribal police showed up and they gave us about a 100-mile round trip ride to buy a can of gas.

    Embarrassing, but we were lucky that we were actually within walking distance of anything, especially helpful people.
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    Mar 02, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
    No. I know how to read.
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    Mar 02, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    Haaretz saidNo. I know how to read.


    win/end thread
  • monet

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    Mar 02, 2012 10:52 PM GMT
    I had a car once that had a broken gas gauge. I filled up at every 250, 500, 750 and 000.
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    Mar 03, 2012 12:11 AM GMT
    nevah! my Roadster doesn't have a gas light but i'm obsessive about reading the guages. I know for a fact that when the gas needle gets to the "E" i have 2 gallons left in the tank, which is about 60 miles on the freeway or 30-40 in the city.
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    Mar 03, 2012 12:31 AM GMT
    Once.. when I was 19. Seriously?
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    Mar 03, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    Was in a rental and was running late so couldn't fill up before leaving for the night. gas ran out at 3am when i was driving back home. Happened to have just enough momentum in the car to literally make it to the gas pump at the station at the corner!!! It was awesome!! icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 03, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    Yes, but not in my car.
    My brother was giving me a ride to our mom's graduation. (She was looking for a change in careers and went back to college.) As were getting to the offramp, his car-- a big SUV, by the way-- runs out of gas.
    So I'm all dressed up in a nice suit and dress shoes and I have to push his car down the offramp and to the gas station. I was annoyed with him for being cheap and not filling his tank.
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    Mar 03, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
    No, but I have driven cars when they broke down. One time the rear end of my car busted (yes, the ass busted), causing me to come to a fullstop. Now I live in the city and take the train, fun times.
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    Mar 03, 2012 2:35 AM GMT
    yep - but entirely due to a faulty/inaccurate fuel gauge!

    flew down half the country to buy a car I had spied for sale online, paid and picked it up and all was well driving it the ~2000 miles home when on the second day of my road trip I had just finished over-taking a truck & trailer going up a hill with about 1/4 of fuel showing on the gauge and next town coming up literally just over the hill. Just as I was pulling back in front of the truck the car started losing power and spluttering so I pulled over pissing off the truck driver behind me in the process.

    After doing some checks I came to the conclusion the tank was empty. I was perhaps 100 feet away from the crest of the hill, and because it was a 5-speed manual car I just chucked it in first and used the starter motor to propel it up and over the crest where I rolled down the other side of the hill with no power steering or boosted brakes assistance and rolled into the forecourt of the first gas station I saw.

    I thought all was well when I filled up the car but it once running again it had a real poor idle and was mis-firing/coughing when you gave it some revs - turns out some crap from the very bottom of the tank got sucked up and blocked the fuel filter.

    At the next major town I dropped the fuel tank and pulled the fuel level sensor out and found the whole bottom half of the tracks had been corroded - after speaking to the previous owner again on the phone and explaining what happened he said he had never ran the car below half a tank EVER, so the boom never got a chance to wipe corrosion off the tracks and it all built up.
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    Mar 03, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    I have friends who drive around with the fuel indicator running. That always made me nervous. Volvo has issues, but they rock fuel level gauge accuracy (light comes on with two gallons left... I think. Never tried it.)

    What drove me crazy for a year was a failing part in an aftermarket car alarm that would randomly short out power to the engine computer on the car... Its hooked to that wire just to sense if the key is turned to "run".

    A car that never left me stranded for 10 years started stalling then not running for 30 seconds after some temperature-dependent time delay. Then, it would run fine (like from San Diego to Portland OR) until I stopped and the car cooled down.

    Yank out the car alarm after spending $1,000 at two dealers trying to reproduce the problem. Never had that problem again.
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    Mar 03, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    I fill up when it reaches 1/4. Running out of gas is horrible for your engine.
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    Mar 03, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    I never had.. but I did once with my moms boyfriend and It just added to me not liking him icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 03, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    Yes I have and it was a lonely walk to the gas station at 4am no less.
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    Mar 03, 2012 2:40 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidJust ran out of gas, literally. Cop gave me a ride to a gas station to fill up a fuel container and back to car. I got to ride in the back seat. Fun! icon_wink.gif

    To answer, it was a female cop.

    Ever run out of gas in your car?
    Remind me to never let you fly my airplane. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:18 AM GMT
    Er... if you ever DO run out of gas in a GM product... (maybe others? I dunno) don't leave the switch on for any length of time. The electric fuel pump on some of those rigs is INSIDE the gas tank and it's liquid-cooled (by the fuel.) Running it "dry" will burn it out. Then you have to pull out the whole tank (which you've just filled) to extract the pump from a panel in the inaccessible top and put a new one in. Nasty, nasty job.* I wanna know what genius thought that one up.








    *I've watched my brother do it. Twice.**




    **speaking of genius...
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:37 AM GMT
    Was she hot?
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    Mar 03, 2012 6:48 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidAs much as I fuck up now and then I have never run out of gas while driving. That's gotta be one of my most annoying nightmares; to run out of gas while driving along the highway and then get stuck.

    So far, knock on wood, it has not happened yet.

    Same here. As soon as I see that I'm on a 1/4, my first thought is to get to a gas station asap. Being on the side of the road with no gas waiting for someone to help you has to be such a bad feeling haha.