"The technical term for that kind of "research" would be nit-picking, and is generally frowned upon by real researcher. You know, the kind of people who actually knows up from down, contrary to you."
Actually the term is cherry-picking. Nit-picking is focusing on trivial details.
1) If it's that cold out, why wouldn't the condensation freeze in the tank? I've never seen a heated gas tank...
It probably does and won't cause a problem in that case.
2) Most of the really cold places I've seen put 10% ethanol in the gas... this should help dissolve any condensation nicely into the fuel, letting it just run through the system without freezing up.
3) Really Cold also means Really Dry, which should mean little to no condensation. The condensation happens when warm, moist air hits really cold things or air. Unless someone's making out with their gas tank, there shouldn't be much opportunity for warm, moist air to enter.
I Should have been clearer here. I have had it happen to me when the temperature went from -5C to -20C (approx). Plenty of opportunity for condensation to occur.
4) Anyone who has a major problem with condensation should consider using additives (methanol/ethanol) to take care of the problem. These are plentiful and cheap - I believe last time I bought the Walmart version I paid $0.50/pint (clearance after winter last year).
Doesn't refute my point that it can occur and when it happened to me it was a rental car
Gas lines can freeze when it gets colder (-20C or colder) not because the gasoline freezes but because of condensation in the gas tank. The small amount of water will freeze when it comes in contact with the cold gas line restricting the flow of fuel. This can be avoided by keeping your gas tank full, limiting the amount of condensation.
I work for the Government and I never look out the window in the morning.
If I did I wouldn't have anything to do all afternoon.
I am surprised no one has mentioned Hymie from the TV series Get Smart.
Pulse phone lines are still available in Canada. I have one. I pay about $3 less for my phone bill.
Funny that you should mention "best Boy & His Dog", as I consider "A Boy and His Dog" (based on a novelette by Harlan Elison" One of the best SF movies I have seen. Well worth watching (or reading)
I'm Canadian and I speak 3 languages. English, French, and Rubbish. Mostly Rubbish.
I use it keep from filling up my boss's inbox. When troubleshooting problems, there is often a lengthy back and forth email session involving several people. I will Bcc: my boss occasionally, so that he gets updated, but doesn't have to deal with every reply to all.
And why do farts stink?
So deaf people can enjoy them too.
SMIT (System Management Interface Tool) on AIX has been automatically creating a script for all of the tasks you do within the GUI. There is even a button to push that will display the command you are about to run with the approriate flags and parameters. This functionality has been there since last millenium. HP-UX's SAM has something similar as well. Don't know about Solaris as I only use the CLI on that OS.
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