I usually keep track of my gas mileage quite closely, although I don’t worry about it too much when I’m racing. My car has more than enough torque to haul around a full tank of gas, so I generally fill up the day before or the morning of a race.
I filled up on Friday at a full service gas station in Coquitlam. I didn’t have a choice since Coquitlam requires all gas stations to be full service to help youth employment.
So on Sunday I’m racing, and I realize that my car smells like gas… not so good. I look under the hood, nothing wrong, then I find the problem: the gas cap was cross-threaded and gas was spilling out the tank.
- Cost for a fill Friday night: $27.00
- Cost for a fill Monday morning: $31.00
But on the bright side, it was an amazing day for racing, slightly overcast, but reasonable temperature, and I dropped about 2 seconds every run. It still didn’t bring me close to FTD but it was a lot of fun anyway.