After years of service the motor started burning oil. If I were being really pedantic about things, I might mention the absent period after 'gorillas'. The story or the comment's following this story. People may be good spellers when they're writing on paper, but its totally different on the Internet (especially on a Comment Section). He'd just passed my car a minute before while going the other direction though, and turned around to get me because he knew I was legit and still had a mile to go back to my car with the heavy gas can. I didn't know about the kids driveing while I slept. To your credit, I'm pleased that pluralization was not carried out by whipping an apostrophe and an 's' at the end of a word. I have some gasoline that's been sitting on my porch for a month in a gallon milk container. For the folks who are talking about the containers melting, I think you may be thinking of the cardboard gallon cartons, or perhaps the sort of clear-ish plastic jugs milk occasionally comes in. One time I ran out of gas with that old '63 Chevy wagon and ended up driving to the next town on a gallon of denatured alcohol bought at a yard sale when someone got rid of an old mimeograph copier. Anyways, this was quite the experience and will be one I never forget. Gas cans are made of High Density Polyethlyene or HDPE for short, which is the same material milk jugs are made from. I used one of those to get to a gas station when I'd run out a few blocks away. They only had 5 gal gas cans, and they were more expensive then those little bottles of cleaner/fuel mix, so I bought one of them and poured it in, and it got me to the station.I now carry a 2 gallon gas can when on those long trips along with my gallon milk jugs! Gas cans are a whole lot thicker than milk jugs and less likely to leak if scraped, etc. The lady driving in front of me thought I was honking at her. I walked to one and it looked closed and it turns out it was. I managed to get some gas into the cup and remembered that my cup was made of the same glass as other cups. It probably helped clean out some of the gunk that no doubt went into the ignition from the bottom of my tank too. Now I always keep a full small spare can in the back just in case.In 1972 I bought a brand new Datsun and it got 32 miles to the gallon in mixed traffic (town and x way) that's 36 years ago people if they could do it then they can do it now. Luckily before leaving the house, I remembered to bring a large glass of ice cold milk. I admit it wasent a fancy car but it got me to work and back it was comfortable and server me well and behind my back three kids were driveing it. Someone should market carry-bags made to look like gas cans. I made note of a sign on the gas pump stating it was illegal to use unauthorized containers for gas.
Luckily the place was open and I filled the tank to the brim. My friend had been in there while I was getting gas and he said, "DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING INSIDE THAT RESTROOM! I didn't even bother to close the door behind me once I was inside as the place was just covered in an old urine film. I think I should make a makeshift funnel, I thought to myself after pouring the gas all over my car. All I had was a an empty Sunny Delight bottle I used for water.
The truck is rated to drive about 380 miles on a tank of gas but I am pretty sure I could get 420 under the right conditions. The truck was running real rough, had stinky exhaust, and had no power whatsoever.
Anyways, the light comes on with 1/4 of a tank remains. So, I decided to run out as much of this junk gas as possible before filling up.
I figured the main difference was the thickness of the plastic and I was just using this for a short while anyways.
So, I inserted a credit card and hoped the attendant inside wouldn't notice the person who just walked up off the street and started filling a milk jug with gasoline.
The sink was filled with disgusting water and there was a sign warning not to drink the water, like I needed to be told. I walked to a gas station and tried to use it at a station.