Singaporeans shake the car hard to get more gas in the tank; this may cause more harm than good –

It’s no secret that Singaporeans pay less for fuel in Malaysia after accounting for the exchange rate. For this group of people (possibly a family), getting as much of that “cheap” fuel as possible warranted a group effort to “shake” their vehicle with great vigor at a gas station in Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru.

The hilarious incident was captured on video that has since been widely shared on social media. In it, a woman is seen refueling as three of her companions, including an elderly woman, push the Singapore-registered car up and down. At least it looks like they are filling up 97 RONwhich, although not subsidized here at RM3.35 per liter after the latest fuel price updateIt’s still a lot cheaper than RON 95 in Singapore – it’s currently averaging around SGD2.70 (RM8.85) per liter there.

Such a sight is not uncommon, and there are even cases where Singaporean drivers would tilt their cars to get the most fuel. However, overfilling your vehicle’s fuel tank outweigh the perceived benefits from getting that extra elevation gain to gaining that extra mile on the road.

The action can damage the car as it can overload the Evaporative Emission System (EVAP) which is designed to store and remove fuel vapors before they are released into the atmosphere. Overfilling can cause liquid fuel to enter the EVAP carbon canister (or carbon filter), which is designed for vapor only, damaging it and potentially damaging other parts of the system, which would likely be an expensive repair.

If you hear the fuel nozzle click, you’re done refueling and there’s no need to keep forcing more fuel into a tank that has limited capacity.

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