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Corvette - An American Dream: Where is your gas tank?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Where is your gas tank?

I haven't verified this information yet, but I have no doubt it's accurate. And I found it quite informative since it was something I had never heard of before. Perhaps you haven't either.

If you drive more than two or three cars, there's a good possibility that you're going to pull into the gas station with the pumps on the wrong side of the car someday, simply because you don't remember which side of the car the gas tank filler tube is on. You don't have to worry about ever doing that again because there's an easy way to determine this ahead of time.

If you look at your instrument panel, you'll see a little gas pump next to your gas gauge. The side of the pump that the handle is on indicates which side of the car you fill the tank from. Take a look at the photo. If the pump handle is on the left, your tank is filled from the left. If it's on the right, it's the opposite side. Another possible option is a gas tank icon with an arrow. That's what my Lexus has. Now how handy is that to know?


Carey said...

That's actually quite fascinating! I just bought a new car recently, and didn't remember to check where the tank was until I was pulling into the gas station for the first time. I stopped and hung out the window to look for it!

I just ran out to my garage to see if it's true for my car. Mine actually has the symbol on the left side of the gauge, but has an arrow next to it pointing to the right. (My tank is on the right). I would never have noticed that. Good post!

Michael said...

Thanks for the comment. I found it fascinating also. My wife actually sent me an email with that information in it, so thanks go to her.

Corey said...

Yup, I received an email stating the same so I had to check it out. My Dodge truck is the same as Carey's, arrow pointing to the side of the filler, my GMC has the bowser hose on the side of the little factoid :) Although the Vette filler is in the rear deck hmmm...

Michael said...

That means you must have an older Vette. Have you sent me any photos and some info on that so I can put in the Showcase Photo spot at the top? email to


Jody Gnant said...

I totally discovered that like 6 months ago, and it's been soooo handy to know! :D

Thanks for posting!

vintage said...

Good post! actually it's quite fascinating! thanks for posting..