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The Redmond Costco, which is less than 5 years old, has an overload problem. There is a noticeable uptick when the person who's sharing the pump on the other side finishes. But due to the constant lines, the pumps are never flowing 100%. I haven't experience the excruciating "I can count faster than the thousandths of gallons meter" at Costco (Usually Chevron or Fred Meyer).
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Definitely I wait longer than this. Takes a little longer to get the nozzle seated but it's time well spent.
Last edited by ghost03; 10-13-2020 at 06:45 PM.
Umm - I doubt tanker trucks are driving 6+ hours from Texas to deliver fuel to Tucson. There are pipelines that bring fuel to metro areas including Tucson which has them from Texas and California.
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Thats why good filling stations only take fuel from the top of the tanks...
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The reason for this is again the stupid decision to put ethanol in gas which rapidly corrodes the casings around the pumps and the walls >1mm per year. It also has created a problem with bacteria ( Acetobacter aceti ) that have evolved to eat the ethanol and releasing a acetic acid that further contributes to the rapid corrosion. Most of the "sediment" in tanks is a product of the corrosion, not wayward dirt. It's chunks of rust.
Did the EPA require all US underground pumps be replaced in the 2000s to keep MTBEs from leaching into surrounding groundwater?
So it's not like you are dealing with 30 year old underground tanks now, and the possible debris that can happen if they are deteriorating.
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I wait after heavy rainfalls, there is one station up near us which seems to have a history of water in the tanks and ruining cars.