Subject: Re: 2009 A4 TSI

Mike Arman Armanmik at
Thu Jun 5 10:28:05 PDT 2014

On 6/5/2014 1:12 PM, Mark Rosenkrantz wrote:
> Mike, often gas comes out of the same tank.  This is true.  The additive package is added to each
> section of fuel, making up the different brands.  Sometimes this colors the fuel as well.  So
> although the same large tanks are used, the gas at the pump is different because of the additives.
> Mark Rosenkrantz
> Typos sent from my droid

You're spot on.

Years ago I had a bike shop in Miami (How many years ago? Gas was 35 cents a gallon then . . .) and 
we had a customer who always smelled like gasoline. One fine day someone who worked for me asked him 
"Hey, how come you always smell like gasoline?" (Tactful, right?)

He answered that he was a dye mixer.

"What's a dye mixer?"

He sat on top of a trestle at the exit for Port Everglades, and the various gasoline trucks passed 
under him and stopped. He'd read the brand name on the side of the tanker and pour in a couple of 
cupfuls of dye of the appropriate color. There were probably some additives also, but he didn't 
mention them.

A few months later he moved up in the world and got a job as a refueler at Miami International. One 
fine day, he backed his fuel truck into the wing of a 727 and got fired. No injuries, no fire, no 
explosion (it wasn't the movies), just some big dents and an unhappy airline company.

I didn't own an Audi then, so no Audi content . . .

Best Regards,

Mike Arman

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