Friday, January 29, 2010

Myth Busters Minnesota Style

When you live in the artic north you hear all kinds of rumors about the weather. A prevailing one happens to be that you should keep your gas tank full or it will freeze up in cold weather.

Well last night I was exhausted when I was leaving work and as soon as I left the office my pesky little gas light came on.

I was so tired I just wanted to go home and not stop.

So I decided to turn my laziness into a test since it would be -10 dergees F in Minneapolis during the night.

Would my car freeze?


Answer no it did not:) Although I didn't push my luck and let it warm up in the morning and probably took one of the coldest rides to work in my life.

Myth Busted.

4 comments:

Stacy said...

http://www.faqs.org/qa/qa-11283.html

...I think the only reason to keep the tank at least a 1/4 full is to save your fuel pump...my guess is it's stressed in the cold, especially when it has to work EXTRA HARD to get gas to the engine. Glad you were able to get from point A to point B.

MaryBeth Hughes said...

is it a myth or luck? gave you a shout out today on l.w.d. -- have a great weekend sans the gf. :)

Born with a big mouth! said...

yeah ... I am bad about letting my car run on fumes. It would suck to end up stranded on a really cold morning though

Emily said...

Thank you for clearing that up. :)
We will probably be out on the town if you want to join!