Subject: Re: 2009 A4 TSI

Jeremiah Curry jeremiah at
Thu Jun 5 10:55:11 PDT 2014

My Dad talked to some tanker drivers and they were responsible for putting 
in the additive (I am not sure if it was when they picked up from the local 
refinery, or when they delivered at the station)  The drivers told him not 
all of the brands actually had the additives available to add.

Again, not sure the veracity of the story.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Mike Arman
Sent: Thursday, June 5, 2014 11:28 AM
To: Mark Rosenkrantz
Cc: Audi List
Subject: Re: Subject: Re: 2009 A4 TSI

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 

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

Best Regards,

Mike Arman

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