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Old 09-14-2014, 04:37 PM   #1
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Schooled by a 19 year old girl...

My son took my Camaro out for a ride and decided to put gas in it. He didn't know what side to fill it from until his girlfriend told him to look at the gas pump icon on the dash. There next to it is a little arrow. That arrow indicates which side of the car the gas cap is on. Surprised about this, he asks me when he got home. Much to my surprise, I never paid attention to it, but she was right. My son's girlfriend schooled both of us that day. LOL!
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:44 PM   #2
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:50 PM   #3
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I guess he figured out how to open the filler door.
I hope he put premium in.

They have had an arrow by the gauge for many years.
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:58 PM   #4
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I guess he figured out how to open the filler door.
I hope he put premium in.

They have had an arrow by the gauge for many years.
Premium only.. always. I never paid attention to that little arrow TBH.
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Old 09-14-2014, 05:21 PM   #5
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If there is no arrow you can look at which side the pump nozzle is located on the Gauge....it acts just like the arrow.
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Old 09-14-2014, 05:43 PM   #6
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:44 PM   #7
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My girl schooled me on this recently also, learned it from an instagram post lol.

I just never noticed it.
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:49 PM   #8
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I learned this when I had a rental car, and my friend acted like every person knew it.
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:52 PM   #9
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LOL... could have used this on my rental car gas up last week.

Nice one, but I still don't believe it's there.
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Old 09-14-2014, 07:23 PM   #10
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That one I knew.. but how to open the gas cap cover ..... that was several seconds of awkwardness.
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Old 09-14-2014, 08:31 PM   #11
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My wife is the one who told me about the arrow. I had never noticed it before either.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:15 AM   #12
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wife informed me about this also. I think it is a woman thing.
I bet sales men show them to come up with ways to carry on conversation/flirting. Has the arrow always been there lol
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:36 AM   #13
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It's just a myth... nothing to see here
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:53 AM   #14
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Knowing that came in handy when I was travelling for work, different rental car every week.
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:32 AM   #15
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that's 'cos they don't want to remember details about a car and always need clues .. lol
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:24 PM   #16
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If there is no arrow you can look at which side the pump nozzle is located on the Gauge....it acts just like the arrow.
Didn't know that either...
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:09 PM   #17
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I'm still learning something new every day. Man do i feel like an idiot. O'well better later than never.
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:13 PM   #18
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lol hey atleast it was his gf.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:47 PM   #19
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58 and didn't know that either. Did not even notice it until I read it here.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:02 PM   #20
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It is very helpful to know this and is right 95% of the time. On my 2004 gmc sierra gauge the little gas pump is on the right with no arrow, but you fill all full-size truck on the driver side. This is the only vehicle I know of that is like that. Thanks GM
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:27 AM   #21
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There's a thread devoted to these little things about our Camaros in the General forum. I didn't know about the arrow thing for fuel until I read it there. Along with a few other things.
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Old 09-17-2014, 02:28 PM   #22
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If you drive enough rental cars, you learn to appreciate the little arrow.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:04 AM   #23
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Thank GOD I'm not the only one. My girlfriend told me about the arrow on the fuel gauge and it blew me away. I had no idea there was an arrow or that the fuel gauge icons served any purpose whatsoever.

She told me about the fuel gauge arrow, I explained her that the oil in her car should be changed more often than once a year. Fair trade.
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Old 09-21-2014, 12:37 AM   #24
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It's little things like that, that make the car more enjoyable....and make you look smarter.
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