Not to Fill the Fuel Tank Full

By Aftab Ismail

Qatar defence ministry has advised all vehicle owners not to fill the fuel tanks full, cause the next few weeks the temperatures will shoot up to 53-54 degrees Celsius and this can cause the fuel tanks to burst.

Please pass this message on as all of us here are habitual of filling our vehicles fuel tanks full.

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By shalla• 9 years 3 months ago.
shalla

It was just to divert the attention of public from what happened, and start worring about cars. Temperature droped. Do you see at least 42??

By Victory_278692• 9 years 3 months ago.
Victory_278692

Moza..........don't put the fire in the forest :)

By Hamad 7151• 9 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
Hamad 7151

Cheap rumor .

It might happen if you are driving a 1960 TATA , but with the modern car generation petrol normally vaporises and it does NOT cook in the tank .

By anonymous• 9 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

I read India is part of Pakistan. It was in the paper and all over the web, its true I tell you!

By king007• 9 years 3 months ago.
king007

"Qatar defence ministry has advised" ... BIG Lie there!

Mr Aftab - The Liar, can you post the original Memo which has the official stamp of the ministry and signature of the official?

By MarcoNandoz-01• 9 years 3 months ago.
MarcoNandoz-01

ainduchudan: Malayalam papers want to make quick bucks playin on the fears of worried parents. shame on them

By ainduchudan• 9 years 3 months ago.
ainduchudan

this one is not a rumor..its true ..its there in one of the local paper..in one of the malayalam paper..

By anonymous• 9 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

I second Marco's comments. Spreading false information likely to scare or bring about fear is irresponsible at best and nasty at worst.

By Arien• 9 years 3 months ago.
Arien

Hoax !!! Its on air through BBM since last weak

By MarcoNandoz-01• 9 years 3 months ago.
MarcoNandoz-01

Aftab Ismail: why don’t you defend your thread by posting a copy of the original memo here?

If you can’t do that then well WE are left with no option but call you a big fat ugly stupid lair for wanting to spread fear in ppl’s hearts in such a pathetic and irresponsible way. Shame on you!

By MarcoNandoz-01• 9 years 3 months ago.
MarcoNandoz-01

It’s a false alert. an official from the govt denied the issue of any such warnings by the govtز

By ingeniero• 9 years 3 months ago.
ingeniero

What if i make it of rubber, it will expand along with heat, so won't explode

By Victory_278692• 9 years 3 months ago.
Victory_278692

drive your car in space BUT dont bring it back to Earth, to avoid strong climatic reaction to Xplode :)

What a spam!

By anonymous• 9 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

However, don't drive your car in space. Fuel will freeze and expand, then your tank might break.

By anonymous• 9 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

Fill the tank and wait...

By ingeniero• 9 years 3 months ago.
ingeniero

What to do now? Full the tank or no?? Conpused :(

By angelopeter• 9 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
angelopeter

It's a chain mail......containing full of crap

Worst case scenario, top up your tank, rev it for a while and you are done.

By king007• 9 years 3 months ago.
king007

I wont even call it Rumor, its CRAP and Misinformation being spread.

I don't believe Aftab when he says "memo from Civil Defence "...post the memo here with stamp of the ministry and signature of the official who issued it to prove that you are not lying..

By deedee• 9 years 3 months ago.
deedee

it was in jest--forgive me as I have not slept since the fire--the picture of those sweet triplets keep me awake.

By deedee• 9 years 3 months ago.
deedee

Never fill your tank when there is a full moon! Again-some people are too stupid for words.

By deedee• 9 years 3 months ago.
deedee

it is common sense not to light a match anywhere near fuel. Duh! The fumes will set it off. Some people are too stupid for words.

By timebandit• 9 years 3 months ago.
timebandit

Fill my tank full instead :p

By nomad_08• 9 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
nomad_08

50 or 54 degreesC can cause the gasoline to expand but it will not produce enough pressure for the tank to explode.

By qatarisun• 9 years 3 months ago.
qatarisun

.

By qatarisun• 9 years 3 months ago.
qatarisun

I know the source: FaceBook. it's roaming all over, they even posted the picture of the exploding car... I doubt it's true though..

Aftab, and how come only your company has received this personal Precaution note from the Civil Defense?.. why Civil Defense hasn't issued such a note to our company? They don't like us and don't mind our cars to explode?

By ghazalz• 9 years 3 months ago.
ghazalz

:)

Yes, that's a rumor...

By goodguy123• 9 years 3 months ago.
goodguy123

Here is another reason not to top off your car, Its bad for your engine too.

http://ask.cars.com/2007/07/gas-top-off.html

By anonymous• 9 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

"Qatar defence ministry has advised ..." Where is your source? This does not make sense. A tank of gas that is 1/10 full will vaporize into gas form and produce pressure in the fuel tank. On a hot day of 54 (can't see this happening any time soon) the tank may bulge but will not explode! A full tank remains in a liquid state as there is no space for vapor. Jeeez.

By t_coffee_or_me• 9 years 3 months ago.
t_coffee_or_me

https://twitter.com/MOI_QatarEn/status/207511574305456131

This is a rumor

By deedee• 9 years 3 months ago.
deedee

this is not true. Don't spread false info. MODS please delete this thread.

By ingeniero• 9 years 3 months ago.
ingeniero

Ok next time i will try not to fill my tank completely....

By anonymous• 9 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

He is frustrated we do not take him on face value. It is wrong to spead missinformation!

By ingeniero• 9 years 3 months ago.
ingeniero

LMAO... Guy is frustrated with our comments :)

By Aftab Ismail• 9 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
Aftab Ismail

Basically Our compnay recieved a memo from Civil Defence and they issued us Precausion note....

I did not post here to prove this or to get any benefit. I just shared to alert you, if you don't like please fill your tank full and also take some extra fuel in cane as well..

I think the people who did not like my sharing, might be happy now :)

By ingeniero• 9 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
ingeniero

heard about this few days before, but no authentic source.. Just rumors...

By alice_johnson• 9 years 3 months ago.
alice_johnson

thanks for sharing besides i never fill full lol

By Angelo• 9 years 3 months ago.
Angelo

That is strange news.

I regret to ask, why is it not in the local papers. And signs at fuelling stations.

I am not buying this advise. Anyone can please take heed and follow the advise. Kindly paste a copy here. PLEASE.

By t_coffee_or_me• 9 years 3 months ago.
t_coffee_or_me

Source please

By cherukkan• 9 years 3 months ago.
cherukkan

Please post the source.

By anonymous• 9 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
anonymous

Modern tanks all have an overflow mechanism. No need to worry unless your car is from the 70's.

By Victory_278692• 9 years 3 months ago.
Victory_278692

Cars standing under the scorching sun; may increase the car outside temperature to __________ bursting point, at what degree? :(

I am not sure

By anonymous• 9 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

thanks for sharing

By riaz_ak• 9 years 3 months ago.
riaz_ak

Thanks for sharing

By FlyingAce• 9 years 3 months ago.
FlyingAce

moza, agree with you...

Same goes for lunituna...

By lunituna• 9 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
lunituna

When the tank is full, there is no space for evaporation and the fuel remain as liquid.

When there is space in the tank, the fuel evaporates and the vapor creates a pressure inside the tank. When the temperature goes up, the pressure increases as the gas is expanding faster than the liquid. (you may have experienced a gas exhaust when opening the lid of an empty tank). The pressure can do two things. Wither it can increase and force the tank to blast or when the tank is opened, it can exhaust fuel vapor that can be ignited by the heated air.

What I feel is danger is higher in an empty tank rather than a full tank.

For your thoughts

By aak• 9 years 3 months ago.
aak

What is the source ? Why would Defence Ministry advise on these issues?

I dont see any forecast of 53-54 Degrees !!!

By anonymous• 9 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

Really? Yes gases and liquids expand as the temperature rises but not enough to make the tanks explode.

By ghazalz• 9 years 3 months ago.
ghazalz

Thanks for sharing!

By anonymous• 9 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
anonymous

It’s much better, if MOI could advice the all the Gas Stations in Qatar, to follow the instructions while filling the vehicles. But I don’t think WOQOD will follow!

By anonymous• 9 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

no money either to fill my car with full fuel :}

By Victory_278692• 9 years 3 months ago.
Victory_278692

TFS

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