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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by computerglobal(m): 2:37am On Jun 19, 2019
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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by majamajic(m): 2:48am On Jun 19, 2019
isthatso:


This makes no sense. You fuel pump supply line is located at the bottom of the tank, thats the only way you can still get fuel to the pump even when your tank is low. Think about it if it were in other other place, you will not be able to get fuel to the pump once the fuel fell below the level of the outlet. Therefore common sense would dictate that if your tank is dirty, you are going to get dirt in your fuel line whether your tank is full or low.

The first picture is a cutaway of the fuel tank showing the fuel pump assembly. 2nd picture shows a detailed diagram of a typical fuel pump assembly. As you can see, the fuel pump is located right at the bottom of the tank. if your sieve is dirty and clogged (i.e dirty tank), nothing can help you but washing your tank, full tank or no full tank.

driving on low fuel is very bad , take a water tank for example , when its low it come dirty , upon the tap is placed low , when full it comes cleaner , I can't drive on low fuel unless on emergency, I was on low fuel one day at egbeda traffic , imagine leaving your car on 3 lane traffic to carry okada , take gallon go fin fuel at night ? haba !!! full tank gives peace of mind and it saves money too. take gallon buy 1k fuel into 5 times, and take another gallon buy 5k fuel once , see for yourself the result,

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by femi4: 4:59am On Jun 19, 2019
isthatso:


This makes no sense. You fuel pump supply line is located at the bottom of the tank, thats the only way you can still get fuel to the pump even when your tank is low. Think about it if it were in other other place, you will not be able to get fuel to the pump once the fuel fell below the level of the outlet. Therefore common sense would dictate that if your tank is dirty, you are going to get dirt in your fuel line whether your tank is full or low.

The first picture is a cutaway of the fuel tank showing the fuel pump assembly. 2nd picture shows a detailed diagram of a typical fuel pump assembly. As you can see, the fuel pump is located right at the bottom of the tank. if your sieve is dirty and clogged (i.e dirty tank), nothing can help you but washing your tank, full tank or no full tank.
The fuel pump work more and can lead to overheating cos fuel also serve as lubricant to the fuel pump. At near empty, it takes in dirts as the fuel goes low cos of the debris that settled at the base of the tank becomes active
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by jeffizy(m): 5:24am On Jun 19, 2019
Lucasino:
Who has the idea of how much it cost to change Shock Absorber of Toyota Camry (Big Daddy) . .. I want to know the price range so mechanic no go chop me
As at last month, in ibadan, a pair (2) goes for #13,000 for front, #13,500 for back. I mean new, not tokunbo.

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by queenfav(f): 6:28am On Jun 19, 2019
muibi1:
Make sure your car has fully stopped before switching to reverse cos it weakens the gear box when you switch from drive to reverse while the car is still moving.
Uhm.. My hubby keeps warning me about this one. I felt he was being dramatic. Said the transmission is one of the most expensive parts of a car to replace.

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by queenfav(f): 6:31am On Jun 19, 2019
majamajic:


driving on low fuel is very bad , take a water tank for example , when its low it come dirty , upon the tap is placed low , when full it comes cleaner , I can't drive on low fuel unless on emergency, I was on low fuel one day at egbeda traffic , imagine leaving your car on 3 lane traffic to carry okada , take gallon go fin fuel at night ? haba !!! full tank gives peace of mind and it saves money too. take gallon buy 1k fuel into 5 times, and take another gallon buy 5k fuel once , see for yourself the result,
I agree. This one is tried and tested. It's cheaper buying large amounts than small small.
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Crenzywilliams(m): 6:36am On Jun 19, 2019
I think you forgot to add one very important one.
"Having s3x in your car". When you have s3x in your car your car acts up unexpectedly.
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by mu2sa2: 6:45am On Jun 19, 2019
Crenzywilliams:
I think you forgot to add one very important one.
"Having s3x in your car". When you have s3x in your car your car acts up unexpectedly.
Please when mature people are talking about something important, the unserious should keep off and find their level. When elders speak brats should listen.

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Nobody: 7:20am On Jun 19, 2019
These are the abuses uber cars are subjected to on a daily basis.
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Nobody: 8:03am On Jun 19, 2019
femi4:
The fuel pump work more and can lead to overheating cos fuel also serve as lubricant to the fuel pump. At near empty, it takes in dirts as the fuel goes low cos of the debris that settled at the base of the tank becomes active

Your reasoning is without merit

1. so long as fuel is flowing through it, it is getting lubrication, the fuel going through the fuel pump does not know whether it is from a low tank or from a full tank. There is a difference between running out of petrol and running a car with low fuel. English language!!!!!!

2. A car fuel tank is not like a stationary domestic water or diesel tank where the dirt will settle after filling. The motion of a car, stopping accelerating braking rough roads etc mean that the fuel in a cars tank never settles, although they are designed with baffles to reduce this, fuel is constantly splashing around in the tank so if you have a dirty tank, dirt is going to clog the filter in the tank soit doesn’t matter whether you have low fuel or a full tank.

Like I said if your tank is clean you can drive on low fuel and never have problems. If your tank is dirty you will have problems whether the tank is full or empty.

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by femi4: 8:19am On Jun 19, 2019
isthatso:


Your reasoning is without merit

1. so long as fuel is flowing through it, it is getting lubrication, the fuel going through the fuel pump does not know whether it is from a low tank or from a full tank. There is a difference between running out of petrol and running a car with low fuel.

2. A car fuel tank is not like a stationary domestic water or diesel tank where the dirt will settle after filling. The motion of a car, stopping accelerating braking rough roads etc mean that the fuel in a cars tank never settles, although they are designed with baffles to reduce this, fuel is constantly splashing around in the tank so if you have a dirty tank, dirt is going to clog the filter in the tank soit doesn’t matter whether you have low fuel or a full tank.

Like I said if your tank is clean you can drive on low fuel and never have problems. If your tank is dirty you will have problems whether the tank is full or empty.
Pls use google, its too early to argue
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Nobody: 8:21am On Jun 19, 2019
femi4:
Pls use google, its too early to argue


Go and learn English and the difference between a pump that has run out of petrol and pumping air and a pump with low fuel still pumping fuel. Your problem is English comprehension
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Queenstores: 8:28am On Jun 19, 2019
Noted. Thanks for this.
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by obashiakpu(m): 8:30am On Jun 19, 2019
Did I hear you say?
'
'Your vehicle is one of your most valuable assets'

What is an asset? What qualifies a car as an asset?

Anyway aside that, your pieces of advice are really valuable for optimal car performance and maintenance culture.
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by soccerani(m): 8:42am On Jun 19, 2019
Make una talk something new then
vampire2020:
as in eh grin
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Abdhool(m): 9:09am On Jun 19, 2019
That number 2 heeee grin....Na naija we dey
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by twhy111(m): 12:01pm On Jun 19, 2019
isthatso:


This makes no sense. You fuel pump supply line is located at the bottom of the tank, thats the only way you can still get fuel to the pump even when your tank is low. Think about it if it were in other other place, you will not be able to get fuel to the pump once the fuel fell below the level of the outlet. Therefore common sense would dictate that if your tank is dirty, you are going to get dirt in your fuel line whether your tank is full or low.

The first picture is a cutaway of the fuel tank showing the fuel pump assembly. 2nd picture shows a detailed diagram of a typical fuel pump assembly. As you can see, the fuel pump is located right at the bottom of the tank. if your sieve is dirty and clogged (i.e dirty tank), nothing can help you but washing your tank, full tank or no full tank.
You're very correct sir! The fuel pump is located below the tank.
Yet it is not good to drive around with reserve all the time cos it will easily spoil your fuel pump, when it's in reserve the pump is doing more powerful job to pulp the fuel up for you than when it at the normal gauge.
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Ajibade123(m): 1:08pm On Jun 19, 2019
it is very important to keep your car in a good condition especially in your business delivery....see how fleet telematics affects your business delivery
https://explicitsuccess.com/fleet-telematics/
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by muibi1(m): 1:10pm On Jun 19, 2019
queenfav:
Uhm.. My hubby keeps warning me about this one. I felt he was being dramatic. Said the transmission is one of the most expensive parts of a car to replace.
very true. I spent roughly 100k including, transportation and workmanship to replace a gearbox for and old fashioned car. Now imagine how much it would cost to get a replacement for the new models. Best thing is to run weekly check up on engines and pay attention to sounds your vehicle makes. That way you'll be able to prevent any fault that's about to come up before it can cause a serious damage.
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by queenfav(f): 2:56pm On Jun 19, 2019
muibi1:
very true. I spent roughly 100k including, transportation and workmanship to replace a gearbox for and old fashioned car. Now imagine how much it would cost to get a replacement for the new models. Best thing is to run weekly check up on engines and pay attention to sounds your vehicle makes. That way you'll be able to prevent any fault that's about to come up before it can cause a serious damage.
God save us.. I am so stingy with car repairs eh!The only thing I attend to sharply is brakes. That's something I know always has to be in top notch condition, I never wan die now.

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by imma2(m): 7:19pm On Jun 19, 2019
Lucasino:
Who has the idea of how much it cost to change Shock Absorber of Toyota Camry (Big Daddy) . .. I want to know the price range so mechanic no go chop me
front and back...30k
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by AntiRiot: 6:43pm On Jun 20, 2019
Kirchhoff01:
antiriot
obontami
poweredcom
mrblessed
canadanow
seun
aryasand
Vega100
Thanks bro for sharing... Very useful tips.

I can kinda guilty of number (1), particularly with my older car. I get careless and ram into potholes atimes. I'm a bit careful with my newer car as it is my baby.

Who will save me from driving on low fuel? I used to do that a lot cos I'm sometimes too much in a hurry and too lazy to branch the filling station while driving. But I'm improving.

Good enough, I sustain regular inspection and maintenance on my cars. And I don't waste time to fix issues when they arise.

My older car which I have been driving for almost 4 years still looks and drives like a pretty new car. Well maintained.

Thanks

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by poweredcom(m): 10:16pm On Jun 20, 2019
AntiRiot:

Thanks bro for sharing... Very useful tips.

I can kinda guilty of number (1), particularly with my older car. I get careless and ram into potholes atimes. I'm a bit careful with my newer car as it is my baby.

Who will save me from driving on low fuel? I used to do that a lot cos I'm sometimes too much in a hurry and too lazy to branch the filling station while driving. But I'm improving.

Good enough, I sustain regular inspection and maintenance on my cars. And I don't waste time to fix issues when they arise.

My older car which I have been driving for almost 4 years still looks and drives like a pretty new car. Well maintained.

Thanks

Long time where ave u been bro
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by AntiRiot: 1:37pm On Jun 21, 2019
poweredcom:


Long time where ave u been bro
Powered baba. I have been great. Not so active on Nairaland as much. How you dey
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by poweredcom(m): 8:05pm On Jun 21, 2019
AntiRiot:

Powered baba. I have been great. Not so active on Nairaland as much. How you dey

I just de bro keep it up remember me in ur kingdom

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Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by paix(m): 9:46pm On Jun 22, 2019
Aphroditee:
no bicycle talkless of car
Would you refuse to go to school because you're not employed?
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Nobody: 2:37am On Jun 23, 2019
OdefaGirl:
Thanks for sharing....
have sent u a pm
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by cyberguy72(m): 5:49am On Jun 23, 2019
RuggedArab:


I’m entitled to walk and drive around 24hours if I so wish.

Is it your “waka”
Fulani herdsmen...hmm
Re: 5 Things You Do That Are Destroying Your Car by Aphroditee(f): 10:25am On Jun 24, 2019
paix:
Would you refuse to go to school because you're not employed?
I go to sch

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