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    Driving into Birmingham with my mates on Saturday when I pulled into BP Petrol station for more fuel.

    Now I always fill my car to the top, as I cant stand the idea of running out of fuel. My mate looked across and asked why do I fill the car up when all it does is slow the car down and wastes fuel.

    What!!

    He then went on to explain that filling the car up means you carry a lot more weight, which slows the car down and therefore uses more fuel to carry the extra fuel. Sort of made sence, which then made me think.

    Diesel has a higher viscocity that Petrol which means it must be more dense than Petrol.

    So how much does a full tank of Diesel weigh ?? and then how much difference does it weigh compared to a full tank of Petrol ??

    Go on, someone impress me
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons
    Driving into Birmingham with my mates on Saturday ......
    I refuse to help with this question since you were in Birmingham and didn't come to the regional meet!!!!!!

    But even if I did want to help, I wouldn't have a scooby-doo mate!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie1979
    I refuse to help with this question since you were in Birmingham and didn't come to the regional meet!!!!!!
    I know.... it was a close call I can tell you.... I did almost turn up to say hello but got weighlaid (sp?) by the guys.....

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    Nevermind mate.... we'll have another in a couple of months.

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    I'm deffo going to the Ellesmere Park do later this month though

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    ok I'm sad and nowt better to do, so--

    1 litre of pertol = 0.737Kg
    1 litre of diesel = 0.900Kg (depending on grade)

    so for a 50 litre tank =

    petrol = 36.861Kg
    diesel = 45Kg

    so a tank of diesel is approx 8.139Kg heavier than Petrol

    taadaaa!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pte
    ok I'm sad and nowt better to do, so--

    1 litre of pertol = 0.737Kg
    1 litre of diesel = 0.900Kg (depending on grade)

    so for a 50 litre tank =

    petrol = 36.861Kg
    diesel = 45Kg

    so a tank of diesel is approx 8.139Kg heavier than Petrol

    taadaaa!!!!!!!!!!


    ....and I think all you diesel guys should fill up before going to santa-pod

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyb


    ....and I think all you diesel guys should fill up before going to santa-pod


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    slows your car, hah;
    it cant slow a diesel car, cause it has a lot of torque.
    Maybe a petorl car will feel the difference though...

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    Never knew this forum did maths classes!!!!!!
    But you do learn some thing new ever day???

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