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Old 18 Apr 2011, 08:01 pm
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Default Question about honda civic gas tank?

How come i was able to fill my tank up to 12.9 gallons today but i am told it is only a 11.9 gallon tank? Thx
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Old 18 Apr 2011, 08:16 pm
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Perhaps because the US gallon is smaller than the Imperial gallon maybe. The difference is roughly right. I think the US gallon is 4.19 (ish) litres whereas the Imperial is closer to 5 litres.

I'm sure someone will correct me if i'm wrong. I think most Civics have a 55 litre tank.
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Old 18 Apr 2011, 08:31 pm
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Iknow this dont sound proper but if u fill up your fuel tank in the morning u get more fuel in than u do than if u fill up in the after noon becouse fuel expands with heat .& the angel of the car when u fil it up matters 2 ..
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Old 18 Apr 2011, 08:46 pm
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Two reasons ;

You need to add the gas allowed in the fuel line to the gas tank. The fuel line would easily hold over 1 gallon. It is about 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 feet long.

The tank will allow more gas than it is rated.

In my 1993 Civic, i jacked up the rear when filling, and could pump 5 more gallons after normally full. It was helpful when I found gas for 20 cents a gallon cheaper.

Also if the front is lower than than the rear, or tilted because of being on a hill it will allow more gas.
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