I have a dead stock '93 SSE, and a few weeks ago, stopped to fill up. I had 1/4 tank when I went to work, and about ten miles later, the guage was showing a llittle under that, so I pulled into a gas station based on the posted price, a few cents cheaper than down the block.
17 gallons, I thought I was cutting it close, then 18, wait a minute, I must have been on fumes or something, 19, WAIT A MINUTE, 20.9gals the pump finally quit. I was SO hot. I paid for the gas and left. I went right next door to the cop shop and spoke to the desk sergeant and told him I wanted to file a complaint. He was going to get back with me and hasn't yet, so I need to call him.
Is there any way that I could squeeze nearly 21gals into an 18 gal tank? I think the idiots at the station have got their pumps set to sell about ten percent more than they're pumping. Is that possible? Better question, perhaps, is how likely is the state to miss the difference between the fuel flowing into their tanks and the fuel flowing into mine? I can't believe they wouldn't catch on. Of course, if they're collecting more fuel tax than they might otherwise, they might not say anything about it.