• How true is the Gas pump icon claim?

Remember the first time when you took your car to the petrol station? Let me tell you what happened that day- You drove into the station, parked next to the pump, and just wondered which side of the car the fuel tank was situated. Right side or left? After all, where else would you pour the fuel into?

It took a few times and a lot of guesses, and finally these days, you can fill em’ up without any trouble. But there is one simple way of finding out which side the fuel tank is located on any car. Yeah, even on a Ferrari or a Bugatti. It will save you all the energy spent on the stretching and moving, desperate to know which side the hole is.

How true is the Gas pump icon claim?
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If you look at your gas gauge in the dashboard, you will see a small icon of a gas pump. The handle of the gas pump attached to a tube will extend out either from the left or right side of the pump. If your tank is on the left, the handle will be on the left. If your tank is on the right, the handle will be on the right. Refer picture if you can’t get it. Its been there all this time on your dash. And you never noticed. I know. And remember that topspeed.com brought this to your notice and its a basic courtesy to thank them, no?

When we completed typing all that, we weren’t very sure about the claim. My Fiat Palio has her tank situated on the right hand side, and as per the claim, the nozzle on the gas pump icon is on the right. Help bury the hatchet by telling us whether the location of the tank corresponds to the dash icon on your car.

Shrawan Raja
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  (5990) posted on 03.25.2008

Sorry but this theory does not hold up in court.

  (5990) posted on 03.23.2008

rhd peugeot 207 gt - thid theory doesn’t hold out - sorry

  (5990) posted on 03.19.2008

nice info shrawan... will help many people to correct their mind... really its better to know which side of ur car have the fuel cap as many people wonder while entering in a pump... it happens many times ... keep it up bro.... but i dnt have any problem with that as i have CBR and i know its infront of my eyes ....lol

  (5990) posted on 03.18.2008

My 2008 Saturn Vue has the hose on the right side of the icon, but the fill cap is on the left side of the vehicle. There is an arrow on the left side of the fuel pump icon indicating the fill is on the left.

  (5990) posted on 03.18.2008

my 1991 Caprice Classic has the Fuel place at the back beneath the trunk :P

  (5990) posted on 03.18.2008

If you dont know which side the fuel tank of your car is on , you dont belong near a car.

  (5990) posted on 03.18.2008

great ! i have been driving cars for almost three decades and i have never thought of this at all. yes, i do have that confusion while getting into fuel station. good effort. keep it up.

  (5990) posted on 03.18.2008

good food for thought. atleast you made people look at their dash while starting their car next. they may have a lot more important things to do but this made them to have a look at the dashboard. keep working on such info.

  (59) posted on 03.17.2008

Not true! for BMW’s it’s in the middle!!!

  (5990) posted on 03.17.2008

It’s the opposite for TSX

  (5990) posted on 03.17.2008

Yep. Renault Laguna

  (5990) posted on 03.17.2008

Got a RHD drive Toyota Paseo. Pump goes out to the left. Also checked my Ford S Max RHD-pump to the left. And my son’s Suzuki Alto-on the left.
But I’ve got better things to do.

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