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My Lincoln is on the right and my wife's Edge is on the left. These are both Ford products. My daughter's Kia is on the left. I am responsible for filling them and get confused from time to time.
 
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After the first time I fill the vehicle with gas, I have no problem remembering which side it was on for the next fill up.


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Usually there is an arrow on the gas gauge indicating which side the filler is.
 
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On the left side on my Silverado.
Slight topic derail:
No gas cap on the Silverado. Just this weird flap thing. Which pukes about fifty cents worth of gas into my shoes from time to time.
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My Focus has that sans puking.
 
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Originally posted by bendable:
better yet ,

why not put a filler door on both sides , for an extra $27.50 on the price tag.

that would solve all the problems.

no matter which direction you need to approach the pump,
you are g.t.g.

Many boats are designed that way. Filler caps on both sides of the stern.
 
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Originally posted by Paten:
I just found this out a few months ago.


I'm 50 years old. It took my niece's 25 yr old boyfriend to tell me that (about eight months ago).

Mind Blown!


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Originally posted by bendable:
better yet ,

why not put a filler door on both sides , for an extra $27.50 on the price tag.

that would solve all the problems.

no matter which direction you need to approach the pump,
you are g.t.g.

Many boats are designed that way. Filler caps on both sides of the stern.



just seems logical
two gas doors take out any pilot error when approaching the gas island

QUIT MAKING US THINK !





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Idunno, It is not like the thing swaps sides when nobody is looking.



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Originally posted by NK402:
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Originally posted by bendable:
better yet ,

why not put a filler door on both sides , for an extra $27.50 on the price tag.

that would solve all the problems.

no matter which direction you need to approach the pump,
you are g.t.g.

Many boats are designed that way. Filler caps on both sides of the stern.


That's because they have 2 different tanks. I run some yachts that have 5 fuel fills all over the boat for 5 different tanks.
 
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I grabbed my camera today while at the costco gas pumps,
the picture would have shown 13 cars and trucks ,all pointing east and one s.u.v. pointing west against the direction arrows, and the chick texting, .

she saw me and stopped pumping her gas and scatted out of there.
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Filling a gas tank is easy these days,your dash tell you what side.
If you were driving an early t-model, passenger had to get out as tank was under the seat.
A-models were up in the center of the wind screen behind the hood.You in the summer had to pull in the windshield to fuel.
Stop complaining we have it good.
 
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On the left side on my Silverado.
Slight topic derail:
No gas cap on the Silverado. Just this weird flap thing. Which pukes about fifty cents worth of gas into my shoes from time to time.
Mad


I don't spill it, but my car of the last seven years has no gas cap. Every single time I go to fill the tank I reach to unscrew the cap.



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Originally posted by bendable:
I grabbed my camera today while at the costco gas pumps,
the picture would have shown 13 cars and trucks ,all pointing east and one s.u.v. pointing west against the direction arrows, and the chick texting, .

she saw me and stopped pumping her gas and scatted out of there.
Big Grin

nothing done with yOur actions.

she was creeped out or scared



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On one of my most favorite radio shows, Car Talk, the weekly Puzzler one week was how to tell which side the filler was on if you're directly behind the car and cannot see the sides? The answer was, the side opposite of the tail pipe.



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On one of my most favorite radio shows, Car Talk, the weekly Puzzler one week was how to tell which side the filler was on if you're directly behind the car and cannot see the sides? The answer was, the side opposite of the tail pipe.


That may have been the case in the past, but many modern cars are dual exhausts, even with the wimpy motors they have.

And if you don't know which side the fuel filler is on, what are the odds you don't know which side the exhaust exits.


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Originally posted by PowerSurge:
The fuel fill is typically on the opposite side of the exhaust exit.


My car has dual exhausts.

I remember when a lot of American cars had them behind the plate.

Since they always have the little arrow, this isn't a huge problem, even though uniformity would be nice.




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That may have been the case in the past, but many modern cars are dual exhausts, even with the wimpy motors they have.

Are they true duals with two manifolds, or do they just split the pipe into two exit pipes? If split, sounds like they're just trying to "sporty up" the appearance. Either way, it makes the Car Talk Puzzler obsolete.



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Originally posted by jhe888:
I remember when a lot of American cars had them behind the plate.

I remember that era, too. But that followed the '56-'57 gimmick of hiding it behind the taillight.



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Both sides? Back when GM had the gas tanks on both sides, all the fuss was about turning the truck around to fill the other tank.

If you have one, don't let any Dateline NBC reporter stuff fireworks in the gas door after modifying the cap. Wink



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