To avoid station's sediment, how soon OK to buy their gas?


#1

As I rolled by my favorite gas station today at 2:30pm, I saw a long tanker truck parked off to the side–no idea whether their refill was about to start or was finished (wish I had their phone #). I’ve heard one should wait awhile before buying their gas, due to sediment getting roiled up & then maybe getting into MY tank. Would

it be safe to buy gas tonight at 10pm? Or should I wait till sometime tomorrow?


#2

Buy gas now or whenever it’s most convenient. This myth about sediment has been debunked.


#3

Any decent station has filters on the pumps, I don’t worry about it. A busy station can have frequent fills, you’d go crazy trying to schedule your visits around them.


#4

I buy gas at the same station every time.
Twice the tanker was there at the same time, I carried on a conversation with the driver at 8:45 pm, it was his third trip that day.

NEVER had a fuel quality issue with this staion.

If you’re concerned ( questionable staion age or maintainence ) just a wait an hour or two.


#5

Sediment-phobia is silly. The pumps, and your car, both have filters. Besides, IF there were sediment in the gas station’s tanks, and IF it were a problem, you would get MORE sediment if you waited until it settled to the bottom of their storage tank, as the supply is pumped from the bottom, not the top.


#6

When you see the truck you can always go somewhere else. If it blows up for no reason… You have to stop worrying.