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December 21, 2007 about Honda Accord

I knew my Accord had a 15.9 gallon tank, and that it got 25 mpg. I had also learned that the light came on at 12 gallons, because that's how much I was able to put in it when I refilled it just as the light came on. So I figured I had 100 miles or so once the light came on. At 50 miles past the light, the car started to sputter. At 55 miles, it stopped. I coasted off the freeway, and parked at a hydrant. I ran to one gas station, which was closed for replacing the tanks. I ran to another gas station, which suggested that I buy a gallon bottle of water, empty it out, and fill it with gas! I then called my fiancee, and had her use her car to push my car to that station. Only cost me $300 in repairs to my rear bumper!

Then of course, I am told by a few different people that CSAA (California State branch of AAA) will bring you a few gallons of fuel to get you moving again! That would have saved me some serious money!

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September 8, 2010 by anon

So even after them suggesting you use a gallon jug to carry gas back, you get someone to push your car and mess up your bumber? What an idiot.

January 31, 2011 by Jen

Um, the original author is not an idiot, the person that suggested he put gasoline into a water jug is an idiot! A) it's illegal to put gasoline into any container not rated for it, B) water, even in small amounts, is never a good additive to a fuel tank.

January 22, 2015 by Jose

the oto will eat algae u can if ur tank doens't have any growing go and buy him algae wrfeas they sell them in little bags at the store u have a really nice 10 gallon tank that fish idk why ur having so much trouble with that fish they are usually easy to care for my cousin has like 3 of them in his 10 gallon but get him small algae wrfeas and give him 1 every 3 days

September 27, 2015 by Raghav

In case anyone is wonrdeing why President Obama is suddenly so interested in gas prices, there's a long-running between gas prices and future unemployment (the unemployment rate two years from now). What the EIA's projection suggests is that unemployment will rise above today's level to settle above 9% in 2013, even if gas prices do eventually fall back to $3.60 per gallon. In the short term, that same correlation suggests the U.S. unemployment rate will bottom in the 8.3-8.6% range this year and next.[Quick side note on the correlation - you'll notice a pretty big gap between gas prices and the unemployment rate of two years later in the years from 2003 through 2006 - that's the effect of the housing bubble, which more than offset the effect of rising gas prices upon the U.S. employment situation during that period. Without a similar exception, we can expect the correlation between gas prices and unemployment to be stronger today.]

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