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73 Responses to How to Tell What Side Your Gas Tank is On

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    October 7, 2007 at 12:01 am
    Link: How to Tell What Side Your Gas Tank is On - Am I the only one who didn`t know about this?
  2. Profile photo of philitup23
    philitup23 Male 18-29
    468 posts
    October 7, 2007 at 12:05 am
    well, that doesnt make sense...shouldnt it be the other way around?
    it would make sense if thats where the gas comes from, so it would be the other side of the car
  3. Profile photo of Ant0n
    Ant0n Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2007 at 12:20 am
    or you can just remember on which side is gastank...its not like your car has 20 sides or something...stupid people...
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    _Wondergirl_ Female 30-39
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    October 7, 2007 at 12:23 pm
    if you drive more than one car- it can be confudsing- or when you get a new car-
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    buddy Male 30-39
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    October 7, 2007 at 8:23 pm
    With rental cars I am always wondering.
  6. Profile photo of Ant0n
    Ant0n Male 18-29
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    October 7, 2007 at 11:08 pm
    they should build all the cars with gas tank on the same side...
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
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    October 7, 2007 at 11:12 pm
    L I B!
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    kidcomeback Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2007 at 2:20 am
    oh... i thought it was always on the left side. hrrm... guess i just always drove cars with it on the left... convenientttt
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    sunnysongbrd Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2007 at 2:28 am
    Yeah, I never know, because I don`t have a car to drive, and always have to borrow other people`s...

    And I bet nobody`s ever really said anything because its so simple that nobody figured it out lol

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    xxminglexx Female 18-29
    761 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 2:40 am
    This is what sticky notes are good for.
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    jpoke89 Male 13-17
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    October 8, 2007 at 2:55 am
    Oh I should tell my friend this, she always forgets which side the tank is on when pulling into the Exxon Mobile in our town, then panics... She is only slightly strange...
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    lockedup Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2007 at 2:58 am
    I had a car that had an arrow pointing to which side the tank was on...
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    firedragongt Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2007 at 3:00 am
    I like how the first reply on that site shows the idea to be wrong.
  14. Profile photo of Ant0n
    Ant0n Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2007 at 3:02 am

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    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 3:03 am
    i think we`ve been cheated again
  16. Profile photo of nicholelibra
    nicholelibra Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2007 at 3:04 am
    yeah, most of the newer cars have the arrows pointed in the direction of where the gas tank is. Infact my Durango went as far as printing it on there "Gas tank opening on this side."

    And even so, this is only useful to people who rent cars on a regular basis. And even then it`s been proven that the icon isn`t always right. Infact there`s no relation between the two really. Besides, with the bigger vehicles, most gas stations have extra long hoses.

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    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 3:09 am
    this reminds me of this
  18. Profile photo of Insanity_cow
    Insanity_cow Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2007 at 3:11 am
    that`s gonna help alot of people out....
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    catapilrgirl Female 30-39
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    October 8, 2007 at 3:47 am
    that is the first thing i have actually found "useful" on this site! i`ll be so ticked if it turns out not to be true...

    i just bought a new car and can never remeber which side the gas tank is on plus i always confuse the lights and windshield wiper turn on sticks thingies around. ya know, so i turn on the wipers instead of the lights every night. *sigh*

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    teatimecream Female 60-69
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    October 8, 2007 at 4:01 am
    Ant0n...thanks for the reminder..lol
  21. Profile photo of Ant0n
    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 4:06 am
    you`re welcome
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    becky_boo99 Female 18-29
    56 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 4:09 am
    my petrol thing is at the bottom and the petrol light at the top right, my tank is on the left..so this didnt work in my car, I dunno in america but here the petrol thing a ma bobs (yeh im accurate) can reach 2 the other side of the car if u go in the rong way, problem solved!
  23. Profile photo of Melxoxo
    Melxoxo Female 18-29
    335 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 4:19 am
    Yeh that petrol rule doesnt work for my car either.. Not only if u go the wrong way but also if all the other bowsers are full.
    I dont think its that hard to remember which side its on and if your that stupid just pop the tanks lid and have a look.
  24. Profile photo of KbtLuke
    KbtLuke Male 13-17
    120 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 4:52 am
    Wow! I didn`t know that.:-O
  25. Profile photo of KbtLuke
    KbtLuke Male 13-17
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    October 8, 2007 at 4:56 am
    Btw, I didn`t know Buddy commented unless it was really important. Just saying.
  26. Profile photo of TeganRed
    TeganRed Female 18-29
    134 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 4:57 am
    Nope, this theory doesn`t work with my car.
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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    October 8, 2007 at 5:03 am
    My God, If you added up all the seconds of all people lokking out theree window for the gas tank side it would = years
  28. Profile photo of binxyboo
    binxyboo Female 30-39
    109 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 5:17 am
    Oh dear. Its wrong.
    My car has the gauge on the left and the fuel cap on the right.
    Bang goes that theory!
  29. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2007 at 5:34 am
    Lol @ Ant0n

    Can`t check whether this is true for my car... but if it is, it would be awesome for people who ride multiple cars.

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    nataliestar Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2007 at 6:14 am
    I hope its true coz I am a pea brain and always forget in my new car.
  31. Profile photo of BigWaFuu
    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2007 at 8:09 am
    as the picture shows in the comments, there`s a freaking arrow telling you where your gas tank is. I mean cmon. No wonder we have so many wrecks, no one is observant
  32. Profile photo of xParanoia
    xParanoia Female 18-29
    767 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 8:38 am
    My mom was just in an accident and has been using a rental car. However, the rental car has a digital screen that shows the fuel tank`s gas level. So what does she do then?
    Ha.

    (It`s on the left, btw.)

  33. Profile photo of talke31
    talke31 Male 40-49
    118 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 9:05 am
    to put it politely,what a load of pooe
  34. Profile photo of kmosuch
    kmosuch Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2007 at 9:37 am
    Ummm..dont` most cars have arrows pointing to the side the tank is on?? Mine does.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2007 at 10:06 am
    my gauge is like the one anton posted, but my "light" is nothing more than a orange warning light that says fuel (not an icon), WHERE IS MY TANK????


    oh i know i remember, its not that hard. and i drive different cars all the time, just have a look before you get in, and if you cant remember....there is something wrong.

    yeah, i agree with wafuu, people are not very observant...

  36. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3282 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 11:05 am
    From my 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan:

    You can also see, faintly, the warning light for gas. It`s got the same icon with the gas hose going off to the right.

  37. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
    1883 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 11:05 am
    lol

    Doesn`t always work.

  38. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 12:18 pm
    I`ll be sure to remember that
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    jdrtrumpet1 Male 18-29
    37 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 12:32 pm
    2 solutions: Buy a `70s or early `80s GM car. The cap is under the license plate.

    or

    Just memorize where the thing is before you even get in the car.

  40. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 12:57 pm
    Am I the only one who looks in my wing mirrors?
  41. Profile photo of antdow3
    antdow3 Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2007 at 1:31 pm
    haha this theory fails...
  42. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    October 8, 2007 at 2:47 pm
    um actually i knew this. ive known this since i was about 13 and that was 5 years ago......
  43. Profile photo of Malgony
    Malgony Female 18-29
    30 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 3:11 pm
    ...This is definitely not true for two out of three of my cars.
  44. Profile photo of mluther
    mluther Male 13-17
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    October 8, 2007 at 3:13 pm
    ingenious.
  45. Profile photo of rippedpants
    rippedpants Female 13-17
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    October 8, 2007 at 3:41 pm
    Another helpful tip: The gas tank is always on the side opposite of the exhaust pipe.
  46. Profile photo of send55
    send55 Male 13-17
    318 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 4:01 pm
    wrong !!!!!!!!
  47. Profile photo of Grn_Dino
    Grn_Dino Male 30-39
    8 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 4:03 pm
    I have a dual exhaust (one on each side)
  48. Profile photo of jhonmayer1
    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2007 at 5:08 pm
    LOL!!!! i didn`t know that!!!
    it`s so obvious -_-
  49. Profile photo of barththe8th
    barththe8th Male 13-17
    195 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 6:31 pm
    i wish that was actually true 100 percent of the time
  50. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
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    October 8, 2007 at 6:52 pm
    What happend to just looking?
  51. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2007 at 8:10 pm
    WOW!!! your an idiot.
  52. Profile photo of omgitssam
    omgitssam Male 13-17
    384 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 8:24 pm
    i didn`t know that!!!!!
    but i am only 13
  53. Profile photo of yowz
    yowz Female 18-29
    306 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 8:35 pm
    once when i was going to get gas i pulled up on the wrong side. so embarrassing.
  54. Profile photo of maxxim
    maxxim Male 30-39
    125 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 8:50 pm
    never heard of this before, but it seems to be wrong. 2001 toyota tacoma, 1999 accord and 1994 honda prelude disproves this theory. That`s 3 out of the 4 cars in my driveway.
  55. Profile photo of WDanC
    WDanC Male 18-29
    410 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 9:17 pm
    This just simply isn`t true, if it were, my gas cap would be on the right side . . . but no. In order to fill my car I have to roll down a passenger window, insert the nozzle and pump my gas directly on the floor for the car to absorb.
  56. Profile photo of glenbrooke
    glenbrooke Male 18-29
    41 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 11:59 pm
    noooooooooo i have the horizontal gas meter!!!
  57. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2007 at 12:38 am
    That`s on the drivers test...
  58. Profile photo of Roduku
    Roduku Male 50-59
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    October 9, 2007 at 12:51 am
    "Another helpful tip: The gas tank is always on the side opposite of the exhaust pipe."
    Wouldn`t it be quicker to look for the gas cap rather than the exhaust pipe?

    as for the article: I hate people that put out bullsh*t stories like this and swear it`s true because they`re smart enough to "figure out" something that no one else has.

  59. Profile photo of carsinogen
    carsinogen Male 18-29
    14 posts
    October 9, 2007 at 11:56 am
    my trucks gauge is vertical and standardly the tank is on the left but mine is on the right side and my car points to the left but the tank is on the right side so I`ll stick to just remembering which side it`s on.
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    carsinogen Male 18-29
    14 posts
    October 9, 2007 at 11:56 am
    ps my truck comes with 2 exhaust pipse so that doesn`t really help either.
  61. Profile photo of NumbuhZero
    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
    878 posts
    October 9, 2007 at 3:41 pm
    I learned that at work a few days ago.
    Wisdom of the ages.
  62. Profile photo of LadyMaryn
    LadyMaryn Female 30-39
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    October 9, 2007 at 4:52 pm
    This is entirely false, sorry to those of you who believe it. I have an 05 Accord, and the gas tank fill is on the drivers side, but the little pump icon has the hose on the right.
  63. Profile photo of soupkid
    soupkid Male 30-39
    264 posts
    October 9, 2007 at 5:47 pm
    I remember the good ol days when my dad`s car had the gas tank behind the rear license plate. It didn`t matter which side of the pump you were on.
  64. Profile photo of robock
    robock Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2007 at 6:57 pm
    1 pioneer station in ontario canada can reach the other side of my tercel. so if all other spot are taken, i can go in wrong side and still fuel up :)
  65. Profile photo of Bullish
    Bullish Male 30-39
    108 posts
    October 9, 2007 at 8:48 pm
    Apparently Nissan never got the memo. My Altima`s tank is on the left - the fuel light has the pump on the right.
  66. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    October 9, 2007 at 9:06 pm
    hahah, ant0n.
  67. Profile photo of yowz
    yowz Female 18-29
    306 posts
    October 9, 2007 at 9:45 pm
    i totally forgot that most of the US pumps their own gas.

    i`d probably remember what side of the car it was on if i had to do it myself.

  68. Profile photo of Nytewulf
    Nytewulf Male 30-39
    513 posts
    October 9, 2007 at 10:19 pm
    AntON: "they should build all the cars with gas tank on the same side..."

    I agree, that or they should put a gas cap on both sides going to the same tank. Would definitely help at busy gas stations.

  69. Profile photo of ChickenMan
    ChickenMan Male 13-17
    250 posts
    October 9, 2007 at 11:18 pm
    Wrong.
  70. Profile photo of thesandwich
    thesandwich Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2007 at 12:21 am
    i just created this account to say it is wrong, i drive a `99 Chevy Malibu and the needle points to the left and the filler neck which is the correct term is on the right
  71. Profile photo of soupkid
    soupkid Male 30-39
    264 posts
    October 10, 2007 at 1:37 am
    >>they should put a gas cap on both sides going to the same tank. <<

    Great idea. Oh, BTW, my `95 GMC Safari van has the filler on the left side, and the pump handle on the qauge is on the right. Oh well....

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    womersley Female 30-39
    64 posts
    October 13, 2007 at 5:36 pm
    I wish I had known about that before I decided to stop driving.
  73. Profile photo of Woot45
    Woot45 Female 13-17
    1398 posts
    October 16, 2007 at 12:15 am
    If I had a car and I didn`t know which side the gas tank was on, I would write it on a post-it note and stick it to my dashboard. Bingo, problem solved almost effortlesly.

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