Ray Rust, mechanical-engineering academic lab coordinator at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan, notes that "every time you fill it, gunk gets into the gas tank and settles into the lowest point [and] winds up around the fuel pickup nozzle if that's the only fuel left in the tank. So if you keep running your tank low, you're more likely to suck up small particles and clog up your fuel filter. Also, the lower the tank [level] is, the more work that pump has to do."
Monday, October 5, 2009
Running on Fumes
When the Answer Fella at Esquire magazine wonders if cars really can "run on fumes," he turns to Flint for help:
at 7:14 AM