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    Cool-blue Rhythm Gas Gauge Symbols....

    I had a doubter or two of my recent claim in another thread. So I'm starting this thread in hopes of putting any doubts to rest and to inform those that had no idea of this for future gas encounters.

    I mentioned that it is a standard in the auto industry to place a symbol on our gas gauges to let us know what side of the vehicle the "gas cap" is on. To avoid confusion while pulling up to the pumps.

    There is a couple symbols and arrows or combination of / that they use.

    1] Most common is just a symbol of a gas pump "handle". If this is used the handle points towards the side the cap is on.

    2] Another is a symbol of a gas pump. If this is used whatever side the handle is pointing indicates the side of the gas cap.

    3] Another way is just an arrow which faces
    towards the side of the cap.

    4] And another is a combination of a gas pump or
    gas pump handle with the arrow also.

    Keep in mind that what side the symbols are on in
    the gauge has nothing to do with it. They could
    place the symbols anywhere on the gauge.

    So please check all the vehicles at your disposal and report back with your findings. And add in year make and model that way we can determine how much of a standard it is across the board and what year it was enacted.
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    2004 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner-has the words FUEL DOOR with an arrow pointing.
    2014 Subaru Outback-picture of a gas pump with an arrow.
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    2007 Subaru Outback - picture of a gas pump with an arrow pointing right

    2000 Dodge Dakota - The words FUEL DOOR with an arrow pointing left
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    Gas Gauge Symbols....

    DJ-you are full of interesting knowledge. I've never noticed that arrow before.

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    Had an '04 Subaru STI with the arrow printed to the side of the gas cap..

    '02 Mazda Progete5 with no the arrow and handle is on opposite side of gas cap.

    '04 Honda Element with no arrow and handle on opposite side of gas cap

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
    Had an '04 Subaru STI with the arrow printed to the side of the gas cap..

    '02 Mazda Progete5 with no the arrow and handle is on opposite side of gas cap.

    '04 Honda Element with no arrow and handle on opposite side of gas cap
    Remember whatever side the hose is coming out of the pump is the side the tank is on. Or if it's just the handle symbol the handle points towards the side the gas cap is on.
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    What happens if you have an old car that has the cap under the license plate. Where does it point then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    What happens if you have an old car that has the cap under the license plate. Where does it point then?
    It doesn't matter where you pull up to the pump because you can fuel from either side. This design in my eyes has alway's been the best. But the reason they got away from it is due to the higher safety standards of today. Those old cars with that design have a higher chance of blowing up or catching fire being hit from behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    What happens if you have an old car that has the cap under the license plate. Where does it point then?
    Ha yes! I once rented a Jeep in Hawaii, and first time I went to get gas, I spent ages looking for the tank. It was behind the license plate. Luckily another owner cam by and pointed it out to me... stoopid tourist!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Ha yes! I once rented a Jeep in Hawaii, and first time I went to get gas, I spent ages looking for the tank. It was behind the license plate. Luckily another owner cam by and pointed it out to me... stoopid tourist!
    And like I said above it doesn't matter with that design where you pull up to the pump. And RC with all your traveling and renting different cars all the time this information should help you out the most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    It doesn't matter where you pull up to the pump because you can fuel from either side. This design in my eyes has alway's been the best. But the reason they got away from it is due to the higher safety standards of today. Those old cars with that design have a higher chance of blowing up or catching fire being hit from behind.
    aww that would make the accident so much cooler with an explosion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    aww that would make the accident so much cooler with an explosion.
    Yes nothing like the boring cars of today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    And like I said above it doesn't matter with that design where you pull up to the pump. And RC with all your traveling and renting different cars all the time this information should help you out the most.
    I cannot deny this is a help DJ! Now if I could only find my reading glasses and put them on as I pull into the gas station, I'll be OK
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    2002 Suby Outback: Fuel Door >

    Extra credit to DJ for spelling it "gauge" instead of the seemingly prevalent "gage"

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
    Had an '04 Subaru STI with the arrow printed to the side of the gas cap..

    '02 Mazda Progete5 with no the arrow and handle is on opposite side of gas cap.

    '04 Honda Element with no arrow and handle on opposite side of gas cap
    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Remember whatever side the hose is coming out of the pump is the side the tank is on. Or if it's just the handle symbol the handle points towards the side the gas cap is on.
    If I may clarify what DJ is saying here, it's not the direction the spout of the handle points but the direction the handle points, is that correct DJ?

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    well this guy is stuffed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    2002 Suby Outback: Fuel Door >

    Extra credit to DJ for spelling it "gauge" instead of the seemingly prevalent "gage"
    Thank's but don't gauge my character on this alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Remember whatever side the hose is coming out of the pump is the side the tank is on. Or if it's just the handle symbol the handle points towards the side the gas cap is on.
    Both my cars have the symbol like this, with the hose on the right side of the pump, yet the gas cap is on the driver's side (left).

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    well this guy is stuffed.

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    That is an aftermarket gauge Mr. and not a factory installed version. I would suggest getting YO ass to the petro station pronto though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
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    Both my cars have the symbol like this, with the hose on the right side of the pump, yet the gas cap is on the driver's side (left).
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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    If I may clarify what DJ is saying here, it's not the direction the spout of the handle points but the direction the handle points, is that correct DJ?
    Yes, I said it wrong the handle points to the side the gas cap is on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
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    Both my cars have the symbol like this, with the hose on the right side of the pump, yet the gas cap is on the driver's side (left).
    Sorry for the confusion what I meant was the direction the handle is pointing in is the side the gas cap is on. So your symbols are correct pointing to the drivers side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    2002 Suby Outback: Fuel Door >

    Extra credit to DJ for spelling it "gauge" instead of the seemingly prevalent "gage"
    Either is commonly accepted. Kind of like gasses and gases. Free dictionary.com among others show gage as a device that measures quantity.

    No idea in the world if my truck has any sort of gas cap location indicator. If all the pumps are taken that my truck would normally pull up to I simply use the other ones and stretch those across the bed, problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride View Post
    Either is commonly accepted. Kind of like gasses and gases. Free dictionary.com among others show gage as a device that measures quantity.

    No idea in the world if my truck has any sort of gas cap location indicator. If all the pumps are taken that my truck would normally pull up to I simply use the other ones and stretch those across the bed, problem solved.
    So your one of those guy's.
    Those people are usually 16 year old girls clueless on what side to pull up to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    I'm with snopes on this one

    sounds like one of those old people emails that goes around

    snopes.com: Gas Pump Icon and Fuel Door
    Did you notice they didn't mention the direction the handle is facing. Snopes is just another internet shit starter.
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    DJ, in my experience, Snopes is usually spot on.

    However, I think they missed the mark on this one. I'm going to start checking everyone's car at work. I'll report my findings.
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    What if you have an electric car and there is no gas gauge?

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    I just checked the gas guage on my....

    F22 Raptor. It does not have an arrow or an indicator.

    Neither does my other car. But it shoots bullets faster than it can drink fuel!
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    Toyota Altezza (Japanese Spec Lexus AS200)
    Petrol cap (as we call it way down in these parts) on left side.

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    Thats interesting... I'm going to have to check the Fusion and f-150 .... Oh incase you didnt know. Thanksgiving day is also my Birthday.... just so you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    Thats interesting... I'm going to have to check the Fusion and f-150 .... Oh incase you didnt know. Thanksgiving day is also my Birthday.... just so you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    What if you have an electric car and there is no gas gauge?
    If that's the case, then you need to share what ever it is you are smoking with me, cuz pulling up to a gas pump to fill up an electric car is something probably done when 'all high'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    What if you have an electric car and there is no gas gauge?



    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    If that's the case, then you need to share what ever it is you are smoking with me, cuz pulling up to a gas pump to fill up an electric car is something probably done when 'all high'.
    That would be a scene in a modern day Cheech and Chong movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    a modern day Cheech and Chong movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    "Modern Day" Cheech and Chong is like an Oxymoron.... without the Oxy.
    Seeing how I can't stop modern day mail mid flow. When you receive the birthday gift I mailed out just mark on it "return to sender".

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    Wow this is something I had no idea of and have never noticed that on my gauge. 2007' Toyota 4 Runner it has a gas pump and and arrow pointing to the drivers side. Same side as the gas cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegweed View Post
    2004 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner-has the words FUEL DOOR with an arrow pointing.
    2014 Subaru Outback-picture of a gas pump with an arrow.
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    2008 Scion xB-arrow pointing left, pump hose on the right.
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    My F 350 does not have a gas gauge.

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    My fingers are too greasy from eating fried chicken to go out and check my gas gauge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
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    Both my cars have the symbol like this, with the hose on the right side of the pump, yet the gas cap is on the driver's side (left).
    Same here.
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    Doesn't that confirm the myth? If your gas cap is on the left side, you want to pull up to the right side of the pump. If your gas cap was on the right side of the car, you would pull up to the left side of the pump.

    Like so....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Same here.
    Cap on left and handle pointing to the left, this is correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Doesn't that confirm the myth? If your gas cap is on the left side, you want to pull up to the right side of the pump. If your gas cap was on the right side of the car, you would pull up to the left side of the pump.

    Like so....
    It's as simple as what ever the gas pump handle is pointing to, that's the side your cap is on
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    It's as simple as what ever the gas pump handle is pointing to, that's the side your cap is on
    OK DJ, I finally looked at my gas gauge. It has a gas pump with the hose/nozzle on the right side and an arrow on the other side pointing left. This confuses me as to it's really not clear as to which side the fuel door is on and I'd better get this figured out soon because I just passed 77,777 miles today so I must be running on fumes by now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    OK DJ, I finally looked at my gas gauge. It has a gas pump with the hose/nozzle on the right side and an arrow on the other side pointing left. This confuses me as to it's really not clear as to which side the fuel door is on and I'd better get this figured out soon because I just passed 77,777 miles today so I must be running on
    fumes by now...
    That's some pretty good, but not great mind you,
    gas mileage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    It's like the I before E rule

    It's right except when it's wrong
    Just saying....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    the wife's car

    just sayin

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    Gas cap on right side of car. Ths arrow overcede's the gas pump symbol. The arrow is the newest of the symbols added by the industry and is often by itself or in conjunction with one of the other symbols. When the arrow is used it points to the side the cap is on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    2002 Suby Outback: Fuel Door >

    Extra credit to DJ for spelling it "gauge" instead of the seemingly prevalent "gage"
    You mean it's not 'gaij'????
    Do not take anything I post seriously. I don't.

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    Gas Gauge Symbols....

    How does one reconcile this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    How does one reconcile this?

    That is like dividing by zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    How does one reconcile this?

    Well let's see it's not an automobile gas gauge but rather some sort of lawn equipment gas cap. My guess is it's a lawn mower. And to answer your question I would turn said gas cap counter clockwise to remove. Then take the gas pump nozzle or pre filled gas can and pour fluid in to cap. Being careful not to spill and over fill. Then gently remove said nozzle or gas can spout from gas tank neck. Replace red gas cap screwing back on in a clockwise direction. Replace nozzle handle to pump or re cap gas can and set in a dry heat free environment. Take a rag and wipe off any access fuel spillage. Wait several minutes for any to evaporate. Then start said equipment and finish up all honey do's scheduled for that one day off of work a week you get. And hope to have enough daylight left after said honey do's to get out for a ride. Did I nail it Heyyall?
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    Gas Gauge Symbols....

    Close: Snowblower--oil change + fresh gas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Close: Snowblower--oil change + fresh gas.
    Holy crap snow is getting that deep already.
    Or just preparing. Back when I was your age I had to shovel it by hand barefoot before walking six miles to school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Holy crap snow is getting that deep already.
    Or just preparing. Back when I was your age I had to shovel it by hand barefoot before walking six miles to school.
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    Sounds like my truck. It holds 38gal. The gas gauge moves slowly but steadily down. The dollars at the pump go rapidly up.
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    04 Honda Civic - has gas pump symbol with gas handle on the right, but gas fills on the left side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdtrfb24 View Post
    04 Honda Civic - has gas pump symbol with gas handle on the right, but gas fills on the left side.

    2000 Plymouth Breeze - same as the Civic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdtrfb24 View Post
    04 Honda Civic - has gas pump symbol with gas handle on the right, but gas fills on the left side.

    2000 Plymouth Breeze - same as the Civic.

    Which is correct on both of your cars.
    The handle on the pump POINTS to the side the cap is on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdtrfb24 View Post
    Yeah, after looking at it again from Net's posting, I realized it was correct. A little common sense helps. 8^)
    So my above explanation didn't make sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Sounds like my truck. It holds 38gal. The gas gauge moves slowly but steadily down. The dollars at the pump go rapidly up.
    yep, i think it takes about 30 or so gallons. $100 fill ups are never fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    So my above explanation didn't make sense.
    Yes, your post makes sense. Net's post has the link to the visual aid, which in my case, helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdtrfb24 View Post
    Yes, your post makes sense. Net's post has the link to the visual aid, which in my case, helps.
    Oh! I'm challenged that way to.
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    I'm finally "stumped" on what side the gas cap would be on.
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    Manufacturers should just standardized where the gas filler goes. I vote that it should always be on the driver side. It just makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    Manufacturers should just standardized where the gas filler goes. I vote that it should always be on the driver side. It just makes sense.
    I like that my Outback has it on the other side and here's why: I've found that if I go to a crowded gas station there is usually a pump open for me; it seems all the traffic flows in the same way and with most people having the filler on the driver side that helps me. My wife says I'm full of shite and OC may think so too, but I'm sticking to my guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegweed View Post
    I like that my Outback has it on the other side and here's why: I've found that if I go to a crowded gas station there is usually a pump open for me; it seems all the traffic flows in the same way and with most people having the filler on the driver side that helps me. My wife says I'm full of shite and OC may think so too, but I'm sticking to my guns.
    I totally agree with you, it's a good thing that every manufacturer doesn't put it on the same side. The drivers side becoming more and more the standard. But once all are on the same side it's just longer waits at the pumps. Especially with some gas stations having one direction pumps. Meaning you are only allowed to go in a certain direction.
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    I have neglected to look, but today I did. I can confirm DJ's theory that my 4Runner has the gas pump that the handle points to the drivers side where the gas cap is at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    I have neglected to look, but today I did. I can confirm DJ's theory that my 4Runner has the gas pump that the handle points to the drivers side where the gas cap is at.
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    I guess it's time to post mine. Gas cap on left, arrow facing left and pump handle facing left.
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    DJ - Your tire pressure is low and it appears your oil light is also on. You should get a dash duster too and keep it in your car (ok, I used to detail cars so it's a thing for me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    DJ - Your tire pressure is low and it appears your oil light is also on. You should get a dash duster too and keep it in your car (ok, I used to detail cars so it's a thing for me).



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    DJ you are also going to slow and need gas.
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    I beg to differ, if your gauge is correct you're a cold hearted .....you need to warm up a little my friend.

    BTW, that's not his tyre pressure, that's his dash mounted rats arse symbol, he really is obsessed you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    I beg to differ, if your gauge is correct you're a cold hearted .....you need to warm up a little my friend.

    BTW, that's not his tyre pressure, that's his dash mounted rats arse symbol, he really is obsessed you know.

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    Haha, that is a cool custom rats ass indicator! Sorry for the misinterpretation, my bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Haha, that is a cool custom rats ass indicator! Sorry for the misinterpretation, my bad.
    No worries not many realize what it is until I explain it. I'm surprised emu26 picked up on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    No worries not many realize what it is until I explain it. I'm surprised emu26 picked up on it.
    It's just the straight on view that threw me off. Usually the rats tail is swooping to the left but this guy has his tail centered up..

    And yes, you were totally correct about the gas gauges. I checked both our cars here and came to that conclusion. I have also passed this knowledge on to others so think of yourself as a hero of some sort!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    It's just the straight on view that threw me off. Usually the rats tail is swooping to the left but this guy has his tail centered up..

    And yes, you were totally correct about the gas gauges. I checked both our cars here and came to that conclusion. I have also passed this knowledge on to others so think of yourself as a hero of some sort!
    That's me on the bottom let me know if you need an autograph.
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    Speaking of gas gauges and fuel pump symbols.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Speaking of gas gauges and fuel pump symbols.
    ???


    Including the comic again to keep it alive..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    ???


    Including the comic again to keep it alive..

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    Ha,ha you can thank Net for that masterpiece. The dudes a photoshop genius or was that Heyyall I can't remember. Will the real genius please stand up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Ha,ha you can thank Net for that masterpiece. The dudes a photoshop genius or was that Heyyall I can't remember. Will the real genius please stand up.
    This was Net's work. I seriously couldn't stop laughing at the trolls the first time I saw it. We need Net to start an OC comic strip over in the comic thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    This was Net's work. I seriously couldn't stop laughing at the trolls the first time I saw it. We need Net to start an OC comic strip over in the comic thread.
    And what's funny for me is that photo of me is from my 13 year old niece. She was irritating the crap out of me and managed to snap that photo at my most irritated point. Kids shouldn't have access to cell phones. Oh and after she snapped it she then emailed it to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    DJ - Your tire pressure is low and it appears your oil light is also on. You should get a dash duster too and keep it in your car (ok, I used to detail cars so it's a thing for me).
    And I just noticed the only thing different in 8 months is the mileage and gas level.
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    I told a guy I work with about the gas gauge symbol a couple days ago. He thought I was nuts or joking.Today he came up to me and said I was right and that he couldn't believe something like this existed and that he never knew it before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    Sucker born every minute
    And you apparently haven't checked your gas gauge.
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    This is what the fuel gauge should look like on my Kenworth according to DJ

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    Gas Gauge Symbols....

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    What difference does it make? If a pump is free I'm in there. I have never understood why people don't fuel up from the wrong side when the nozzle reaches across almost all cars anyway. DJ, you are a detective of the needless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnparadise View Post
    What difference does it make? If a pump is free I'm in there. I have never understood why people don't fuel up from the wrong side when the nozzle reaches across almost all cars anyway. DJ, you are a detective of the needless.
    That's why he's here. The OC is a needless forum. It needs nothing, and that's what we all specialize in providing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnparadise View Post
    What difference does it make? If a pump is free I'm in there. I have never understood why people don't fuel up from the wrong side when the nozzle reaches across almost all cars anyway. DJ, you are a detective of the needless.
    With my large SUV the hose barely reaches. It's very important that I pull up to the pump on the correct side for efficient refueling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    That's why he's here. The OC is a needless forum. It needs nothing, and that's what we all specialize in providing.
    Nothing.
    Thanks Ray, what you said really means something to us all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    Thanks Ray, what you said really means something to us all.
    Imagine how I felt about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    With my large SUV the hose barely reaches. It's very important that I pull up to the pump on the correct side for efficient refueling.
    Does that mean you are banned from the OC because it has been useful?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnparadise View Post
    Does that mean you are banned from the OC because it has been useful?
    How's the weather where you ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnparadise View Post
    What difference does it make? If a pump is free I'm in there. I have never understood why people don't fuel up from the wrong side when the nozzle reaches across almost all cars anyway. DJ, you are a detective of the needless.
    I found it interesting that this feature has been used for decades of cars and few car consumers are,aware of it. I was simply sharing with my OC comrades something that so far in a years time of this thread nobody knew about. Its hilarious to me when people learn of this feature and think I'm joking or nuts only to check out their vehicles and see it's for real.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnparadise View Post
    Does that mean you are banned from the OC because it has been useful?
    I didn't post any useful information so I think I'm good to go.
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    I think it's a cool fact and had no idea about it.
    Weather here is still dry - been like it since last September. It's warming up with most days 27-30oC near the coast lately and up to 38 (100) inland a bit.

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    Flori-duh-I forgot which side my gas cap is on. Let's pull the dispenser hose over to the other side and scratch my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    your door is ajar, you are not wearing a seat belt, your fog lights are on, and you only have half a tank.
    Looks like deke gave Heyyalls ride a better review than Gordon gave mine.

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    You are looking at the symbol wrong. No engineer ever sat down and said "Hey, let's make that tiny little pump handle point to the side of the car you want to face towards the pump!"

    The gas pump has the hose on the side of the pump you want it to be on as you approach the pump, before pulling in. For example, if the hose is to the right of the pump, it shows you that you want to be to the right of the pump when pulling in. IOW, put that hose between the pump and your car when pulling in forward, and all is good.

    Men don't think that way. It took two different women separately pointing out that logic to get it to click.

    Ford still does that today, but for the longest time (80's?) they have also included the arrow because, derp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingtaco View Post
    You are looking at the symbol wrong. No engineer ever sat down and said "Hey, let's make that tiny little pump handle point to the side of the car you want to face towards the pump!"

    The gas pump has the hose on the side of the pump you want it to be on as you approach the pump, before pulling in. For example, if the hose is to the right of the pump, it shows you that you want to be to the right of the pump when pulling in. IOW, put that hose between the pump and your car when pulling in forward, and all is good.

    Men don't think that way. It took two different women separately pointing out th

    at logic to get it to click.

    Ford still does that today, but for the longest time (80's?) they have also included the arrow because,
    derp.

    Which is exactly what I've been saying throughout the thread only explained different. If as you explained the hose is on the right of the pump
    your gas cap is on the right. Which would mean
    the handle in the symbol is pointing towards the side of the car the cap is on. And vicce versa for the left. Either way you read it both have the same result. This is when the pump symbol is by itself. If
    you have a pump symbol in conjunction with an
    arrow the arrow points to the side of the car the
    cap is on. Some only have the arrow and some
    only have the pump symbol. When both are
    present the arrow over rided the pump symbol.

    Gas gauge symbol / arrow explained ^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    Flori-duh-I forgot which side my gas cap is on. Let's pull the dispenser hose over to the other side and scratch my car.
    I am sorry Gordon. It was distasteful of me to forget those of us with only one arm to hold the hose of the car

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    I am sorry Gordon. It was distasteful of me to forget those of us with only one arm to hold the hose of the car
    Funny! ^^

    And your point of just pulling up to either side and stretching the hose to the opposite side if needed brings me to this.

    Over the years of different designs some designs had it right by placing the gas cap in the back of the car. Usually behind a hinged license plate. That way it didn't matter what side of the pump you pulled up to. I wish in todays designs they would do all cars that way to avoid the hassle at the
    pump. Plus a slicker design without an unsightly gas cap or gas door visible. I imagine they went away from that is due to strict safety standards.

    <<< See that GTO that's how that car was designed.
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    So, tell me where would you shove it in here and remember I take this personally as it took me ages to crack the code!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    your door is ajar, you are not wearing a seat belt, your fog lights are on, and you only have half a tank.
    Easy Deke, Heyyall is still driving around on the $5/gallon gas that the dealer charged to fill the tank.

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    So, tell me where would you shove it in here and remember I take this personally as it took me ages to crack the code!!

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    Gas Gauge Symbols....

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    Exactly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnparadise View Post
    So, tell me where would you shove it in here and remember I take this personally as it took me ages to crack the code!!

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    Quite a coincidence because when I was describing gas cap designs in the back of the car the tail light feature popped in my head but I held back from going on with that post at 3am. Quite a cool design BTW.
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    I never noticed any markings on my cars' gas gauges. Both Honda and Toyota tried to disguised the gas caps with doors that match the body shape and color, but I defeated their clever attempt by actuating the Gas Door Open Lever. Since I only have the two cars and both doors are on the left, it's pretty easy for me to remember. If I was Jay Leno, I'd probably get a sharpie pen and draw an arrow on the dash of my priceless cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    I never noticed any markings on my cars' gas gauges. Both Honda and Toyota tried to disguised the gas caps with doors that match the body shape and color, but I defeated their clever attempt by actuating the Gas Door Open Lever. Since I only have the two cars and both doors are on the left, it's pretty easy for me to remember. If I was Jay Leno, I'd probably get a sharpie pen and draw an arrow on the dash of my priceless cars.
    Do you think Leno gets his own gas tanks filled, like personally going to the gas station?

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    I'd assume he'd have pumps at his mansion.
    Me too. But he's a real car guy so it wouldn't surprise me if he pumped gas on occasion. Heck, my wife has me and she still pumps her own gas at least once a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    I never noticed any markings on my cars' gas gauges. Both Honda and Toyota tried to disguised the gas caps with doors that match the body shape and color, but I defeated their clever attempt by actuating the Gas Door Open Lever. Since I only have the two cars and both doors are on the left, it's pretty easy for me to remember. If I was Jay Leno, I'd probably get a sharpie pen and draw an arrow on the dash of my priceless cars.
    Well the verdict is still out on your cars gauges then. You never confirmed one way or the other. Some things are worth the wait but this is ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    What happens if you have an old car that has the cap under the license plate. Where does it point then?
    Up your exhaust pipe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    Under the front hood on early beetles
    Yes I once owned an old beetle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yes I once owned an old beetle.
    Also under the hood on my Porsche 914/6, and nothing to tell you which side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Also under the hood on my Porsche 914/6, and nothing to tell you which side.
    "Crazy Germans"
    Actually when its under the hood or behind the back license plate there's no need to tell you what side. You can pull up to any side and pump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    "Crazy Germans"
    Actually when its under the hood or behind the back license plate there's no need to tell you what side. You can pull up to any side and pump.
    My 914/6 is still on the passanger side, under the hood, so I still have to remember which side to pull up on.

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    Well the verdict is still out on your cars gauges then. You never confirmed one way or the other. Some things are worth the wait but this is ridiculous.
    Still not worth the wait, Honda has no arrow but the Camry does. I do have some reflective tape, perhaps I can mod the Honda today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    Still not worth the wait, Honda has no arrow but the Camry does. I do have some reflective tape, perhaps I can mod the Honda today.
    Yes a quick mod on the Honda with a repost photo is in order.
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    I think this video clearly illustrates the importance of DJ's discovery. Although in this case, I'm not sure she knows the secret.

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    It could be worse she could be trying to fill some one elses car.


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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    I think this video clearly illustrates the importance of DJ's discovery. Although in this case, I'm not sure she knows the secret.
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    It could be worse she could be trying to fill some one elses car.:nono
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    On both vids.
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    No symbol will help this guy. Hello!

    How do some people get through the day to day grind of life.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-jWcISnl-M
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    Wow - I never paid attention the gauge as to indicate what side the filler is on

    I just remembered - are people really that forgetful? If so, they probably shouldn't be driving
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
    Wow - I never paid attention the gauge as to indicate what side the filler is on

    I just remembered - are people really that forgetful? If so, they probably shouldn't be driving
    True they shouldn't be. But it's helpful when you're driving an unfamiliar car or you've got blond roots.

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    2011 Titan and 2013 FRS. Both have the gas pump with a solid triangle pointing in the direction of the filler door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    No symbol will help this guy. Hello!

    How do some people get through the day to day grind of life.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-jWcISnl-M
    wow he didn't even flinch. He was like that isn't my car, my car is right behind me------oh shit
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    wow he didn't even flinch. He was like that isn't my car, my car is right behind me------oh shit
    Doh!
    Some people just shouldn't leave the house. He looks back and then just keeps pumping. Then looks back again and realizes his car was not where he parked it. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    wow he didn't even flinch. He was like that isn't my car, my car is right behind me------oh shit
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    Doh!
    Some people just shouldn't leave the house. He looks back and then just keeps pumping. Then looks back again and realizes his car was not where he parked it. LOL
    It looks like he sees his car roll away and does nothing? What is up with that dude?

    I'd be all hysterical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    It looks like he sees his car roll away and does nothing? What is up with that dude?

    I'd be all hysterical.
    I'm guessing he's rather clueless. He looked up the first time because he caught movement through his peripheral vision. He didn't catch on to what was going on so he continued pumping. Then he caught movement again and noticed the people running over. Then he turned and that's when it hit him smack center in the face.

    "Duh I swear I parked my car right there" LOL

    I love the world we live in with today's cameras everywhere. It really shows our society in a whole new light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Welcome back BTW.
    Thanks DJ
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    This whole video is hilarious. But if you want to skip to the topic at hand, start at 5:26.

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    I found it interesting that this feature has been used for decades of cars and few car consumers are aware of it. It's hilarious to me when people learn of this feature and think I'm joking or nuts only to check out their vehicles and see it's for real.

    Anybody care to share their gas gauge symbols with us. Who knows maybe we can find a vehicle that it doesn't exist on. Photos of your gauges would be great.
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    A guy at work mentioned he was driving his wife's car yesterday and he pulled up to the wrong side of the pump. This after waiting in line for 10 minutes. He got up there and realized he was on the wrong side. He couldn't back up because there were people right behind him waiting to pull up. And he didn't want to pull around and wait another 10 minutes for a pump to open up. So he stretched the hose all the way over to the other side of the car. It barely reached. He said his wife was mad and embarrassed with him [people were watching] and they argued all the way home from Denver, an hour away. After he told the story I looked at him and laughed. I said, that all could have been avoided if you looked at the symbol on the gauge. Or asked your wife what side it was on before getting in line. He didn't believe me that there's a symbol on his gauge and laughed it off like I was making it up. I insisted he check it out when he gets home. I can't wait to hear his findings.
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    Well I saw him today for the first time since. And he brought up the gas gauge symbol on his wife's car. Sure enough he said that he checked it out and there is a small arrow pointing towards the drivers side. Which happened to be the side his gas tank door is on. He was laughing and saying he couldn't believe he never knew of this. Hopefully it will come in handy for him in the future. I know I've used it while driving an unfamiliar vehicle as I pull in to get gas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I found it interesting that this feature has been used for decades of cars and few car consumers are aware of it. It's hilarious to me when people learn of this feature and think I'm joking or nuts only to check out their vehicles and see it's for real.

    Anybody care to share their gas gauge symbols with us. Who knows maybe we can find a vehicle that it doesn't exist on. Photos of your gauges would be great.
    I have a car that doesn't have one. I marked the window with a star on the side that I need to fill up on.

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    I have a car that doesn't have one. I marked the window with a star on the side that I need to fill up on.
    Sharpie, for all those important reminders!

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    Ha yes! I once rented a Jeep in Hawaii, and first time I went to get gas, I spent ages looking for the tank. It was behind the license plate. Luckily another owner cam by and pointed it out to me... stoopid tourist!
    Old thread, I know... But if you thought THIS was hard to find, try finding it on a '56 Chevy. Ingenious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Ochmonek View Post
    ^ Taillight
    Yep just a flip and you're in. Yes ingenious and never been done since. Plus many of the old American cars had it dead center behind a flip of the license plate. That went away due to strict safety standards as did I'm sure the 56 Chevy tailight design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I have a car that doesn't have one. I marked the window with a star on the side that I need to fill up on.
    Ingenious.
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    Wouldn't ingenious be being able to remember which side it's on?

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    2003 Diesel Jetta, has a gas pump with handle icon on the dash, but the nozzle points to the drivers side of the car even though the filler is on the passenger side.

    2012 Toyota Sienna, has a gas pump icon on the dash with an arrow point to the drivers side which is where the filler is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    2003 Diesel Jetta, has a gas pump with handle icon on the dash, but the nozzle points to the drivers side of the car even though the filler is on the passenger side.

    2012 Toyota Sienna, has a gas pump icon on the dash with an arrow point to the drivers side which is where the filler is.
    The handle on the Jetta is pointing in the direction the handle would be if it was pumping gas.

    Apparently Volkswagon read the memo wrong.
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    I find it far easier to just use my brain cell to remember that I fill up the Jetta on the passenger side and the Sienna on the drivers side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    I find it far easier to just use my brain cell to remember that I fill up the Jetta on the passenger side and the Sienna on the drivers side.
    Well you are lucky as am I that you have enough brain cells to remember that. Sit and observe a busy gas station for an hour and see how many pull up on the wrong side then have to get back in and re adjust the vehicle to the other side. Seriously!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Wouldn't ingenious be being able to remember which side it's on?
    No, that's just good memory which is very common. Finding ways to to be high-functioning while running on 1/2 a brain requires creativity. I do have some experience in this area. Warning: Don't try the advanced techniques unless you have the proper training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Well you are lucky as am I that you have enough brain cells to remember that. Sit and observe a busy gas station for an hour and see how many pull up on the wrong side then have to get back in and re adjust the vehicle to the other side. Seriously!
    Who sits in a gas station line or observes a busy gas station for an hour? I'd rather sit for an hour and watch DJ do his yoga routine. How that's entertainment!

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    Boring I've seen it before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Boring I've seen it before.
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    I didn't go back and read this whole thread, but I found this somewhat interesting information...

    Why Some Cars Have Gas Tank Fillers On The Left Or The Right
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGweed View Post
    I didn't go back and read this whole thread, but I found this somewhat interesting information...

    Why Some Cars Have Gas Tank Fillers On The Left Or The Right

    Interesting read, thanks. It's too bad they didn't go into describing the gas gauge symbols and how it works.
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    I think it has more to do with design than anything else, as all the guidelines or rules have many exceptions.

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    I like that my Subaru's tank is on the right side. Less common so more likely to have a free spot at Costco or other crowded stations without having to drag the hose to the opposite side.
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    I've honestly never paid attention to the symbols on the dash. I can remember which side to put gas in, is this really an issue?

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    Not to be a party pooper but this thread is about gas gauge symbols. Not which side your tank is on. 🤑

    The symbol is on your gauge that either has an arrow pointing to which side your filler cap in on. Or it has a gas pump symbol that looks like a gas pump. If it has that symbol the handle will be pointing in the direction the filler is on.

    A long running system that most manufacturers have been doing for years but few consumers know about. Because so many don't know about it you see numerous people pulling up to the wrong side of the pump, only to get out and look dumbfounded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPIguy View Post
    I've honestly never paid attention to the symbols on the dash. I can remember which side to put gas in, is this really an issue?
    For some people like me who drive a dozen or more cars, yes, it can kinda be an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    I like that my Subaru's tank is on the right side. Less common so more likely to have a free spot at Costco or other crowded stations without having to drag the hose to the opposite side.
    I said the same thing to my wife about my Subaru and she "I'm gonna be concerned about you if you really believe that." She says it all depends on which direction the entrances to the station are on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGweed View Post
    I said the same thing to my wife about my Subaru and she "I'm gonna be concerned about you if you really believe that." She says it all depends on which direction the entrances to the station are on.
    I believe that all Costcos have one way in and one way out. At least all that I've been to.

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    People who wait in those huge lines at Costco for "cheaper" gas boggle my mind. That mess is not worth the $3 savings and you probably burn half of your savings idling in line.


    I've seen this gas gauge symbol subject on a lot of life hack pics/posts around, whenever I do I always think back to this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Ochmonek View Post
    People who wait in those huge lines at Costco for "cheaper" gas boggle my mind. That mess is not worth the $3 savings and you probably burn half of your savings idling in line.


    I've seen this gas gauge symbol subject on a lot of life hack pics/posts around, whenever I do I always think back to this thread.
    If you know when to go, there is no line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    For some people like me who drive a dozen or more cars, yes, it can kinda be an issue.
    Fair enough. My Subie actually has the little pump thing, and an indicator arrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    If you know when to go, there is no line.
    I don't just happen to be at a Costco at the golden hour so it's not convenient. I stop at 5am on my way into my office where there is no Costco nearby and can't imagine Costco being worth my time or the peanuts saved by going there at other times.

    Being smart about money does not have to get so granular that saving a few bucks on gas would make a difference. Pay yourself first and that's all that matters, no need to pinch pennies if you already have your money diverted when you get paid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    I believe that all Costcos have one way in and one way out. At least all that I've been to.
    I don't go to costco for gas, but my wife and daughter do...they say that the hose is long enough to go to either side of the car. Like on the turnpike gas stations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Ochmonek View Post
    I don't just happen to be at a Costco at the golden hour so it's not convenient. I stop at 5am on my way into my office where there is no Costco nearby and can't imagine Costco being worth my time or the peanuts saved by going there at other times.

    Being smart about money does not have to get so granular that saving a few bucks on gas would make a difference. Pay yourself first and that's all that matters, no need to pinch pennies if you already have your money diverted when you get paid.
    I agree about not waiting in line to save a few pennies. It just so happens there is a Costco across from my office and a slight detour takes me right by it. I'm usually rolling in between 9:30 and 10:00 and it has customers but being a right side filler, there is pretty much always a spot open. This is the only station I'm close to on my way to and from work, otherwise I'm heading a couple of miles past my house in the evening to fill up.

    AND…

    It has the little arrow symbol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    We've probably all seen videos of people who pull alongside a pump, get out, realize their fill tube is on the wrong side, get back in the car, and do a u-turn around the island -- still on the wrong side.

    Yep!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkman999 View Post



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    Hilarious! By the way I embedded that for you. A CE if you will.
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    Hilarious! By the way I embedded that for you. A CE if you will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPIguy View Post
    I've honestly never paid attention to the symbols on the dash. I can remember which side to put gas in, is this really an issue?
    You'd think not, but there are all kinds of people in the world. My son knows a young person who only buys gas from stations where the hoses are "long enough" to reach the filler on the wrong side of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    You'd think not, but there are all kinds of people in the world. My son knows a young person who only buys gas from stations where the hoses are "long enough" to reach the filler on the wrong side of the car.
    So? This means he'll be in and out quicker.

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    I've honestly never payed attention as to which side the nozzle is on in the low fuel light. Now I'm gonna have to run my tank low to find out; thanks for that lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCHB View Post
    I've honestly never payed attention as to which side the nozzle is on in the low fuel light. Now I'm gonna have to run my tank low to find out; thanks for that lol!
    You don’t need to run the tank low. There’s a symbol on the gauge of an arrow pointing to the correct side or a gas pump symbol with the gas pump handle pointing in the direction of the filler nozzle.

    Here’s an example posted earlier in this thread of one that has both. It has the little gas pump symbol and the arrow combined. This is kind of rare to have both. They usually have one or the other.

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    Wrong. My gas cap is on left side of the car however the arrow points to the right side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    Wrong. My gas cap is on left side of the car however the arrow points to the right side.

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    Proof with photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    Wrong. My gas cap is on left side of the car however the arrow points to the right side.

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    Well you have a Hyundai, Picard. In Korea they drive on the other side of the road so if you flip your car over, it's actually pointing toward the gas cap on someone else's car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Well you have a Hyundai, Picard. In Korea they drive on the other side of the road so if you flip your car over, it's actually pointing toward the gas cap on someone else's car.
    Yep, that must be it. For minute there I was worried he had us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    Wrong. My gas cap is on left side of the car however the arrow points to the right side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    It doesn't matter where you pull up to the pump because you can fuel from either side. This design in my eyes has alway's been the best. But the reason they got away from it is due to the higher safety standards of today. Those old cars with that design have a higher chance of blowing up or catching fire being hit from behind.
    Complete myth. Even the Pinto was no more unsafe than other vehicles in its class. I'm not aware of any vehicle design that was more prone to fire because of a rear fuel filler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Hilarious! By the way I embedded that for you. A CE if you will.
    That vid kinda made my day .... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodownzero View Post
    Complete myth. Even the Pinto was no more unsafe than other vehicles in its class. I'm not aware of any vehicle design that was more prone to fire because of a rear fuel filler.
    Well if it’s a myth what’s the reason they don’t put the filler cap behind the rear license plate like the old days? After all that is the best and most convenient place to have it so you can pull up to either side of the pumps. There must be a reason why they don’t do that anymore. Safety standards perhaps.

    By the way there is page after page of the Pinto rear end collission fire ball controversy.

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    Looks like someone spotted this thread.

    40 Common Household Items With a Purpose You Never Realized

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeeze View Post
    Yep, love the 56’s location. It’s already discussed in this thread a few pages back.
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    D'oh! That's what I get for not reading the entire zombie thread before posting.

    I'll have to check on this when I get home today, though. I don't know if my car has an arrow or not. It probably does but I've just never noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeeze View Post
    D'oh! That's what I get for not reading the entire zombie thread before posting.

    I'll have to check on this when I get home today, though. I don't know if my car has an arrow or not. It probably does but I've just never noticed.
    “zombie thread” seems like just yesterday.
    Could be an arrow or just the gas pump handle or both.
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    I just happened upon this. Thought of this thread and how many thought I was full-O-bologna.

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