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Old 10-13-2005, 07:22 PM   #1
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Bad Gas?

My SVT with only 5000 miles went kaput! Went out to start her up and she sputtered until I pumped the gas a few times, then idled at 1500-2000 rpm until she warmed up. Been acting like this since a cold front moved through 10 days ago, getting worse each time. Once warmed up, no problems. I took her into Ford on Tuesday and they said it was bad gas. I had gas problems before after fueling up on post where the PX does buy watered gas, but I've been fueling up at Connoco where they have 93 octane. I turned her in with under 1/4 tank and they filled it up at Texaco and no problems. The service manager said it happens when the temps get between extreem highs and lows and the additives cause problems on a cold start.

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Have you been running 91 octane or higher the whole life of the car?

I like how you're trying to keep yourself out of trouble with all the legal mumbo jumbo you have on your signature.... :)
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Old 10-13-2005, 09:56 PM   #3
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Have you been running 91 octane or higher the whole life of the car?

I like how you're trying to keep yourself out of trouble with all the legal mumbo jumbo you have on your signature.... :)
I have ALWAYS used premium, but like I said, the gas on post has been known to cause problems, and haven't filled up there since April or so. I have been staying with the Connoco since I saw they have 93 octane, while all the rest were selling 91. Not much difference, but if I have to pay these prices, I want the best I can get. Or I thought so...

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Old 10-14-2005, 08:43 AM   #4
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I filled up at a generic gas station once and had a similar problem until I ran all that crap gas out of it. Lesson learned, I only buy gas at acredited stations that are less than 10 years old, haven't had that problem since.
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well some 93 oct arent so good wit genric stations.... i pumped 93 for the last year and i decided to try something different... i went with 92oct NONoxegenated gas..... made a lot of diffence in startup and driveing.... now i only pump NONoxegenated 92oct...
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well some 93 oct arent so good wit genric stations.... i pumped 93 for the last year and i decided to try something different... i went with 92oct NONoxegenated gas..... made a lot of diffence in startup and driveing.... now i only pump NONoxegenated 92oct...
Ahhh, didn't look to see if it's oxegenated... The Texaco gas has been great. Cold mornings and no problems starting. I am going to stop by Connoco and Texaco and see if its oxegenated.
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since i bought the car in august, i have filled it with nothing but Sunoco '93.
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It could have been a bit of water in the gas.. Due to condensation in the tank underground. It happens. Try running a few bottles of methanol based dry gas through it. The methanol based stuff works well, the other dry gas is pretty much crap.
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since i bought the car in august, i have filled it with nothing but Sunoco '93.
I wish they had Sunoco's out here
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It could have been a bit of water in the gas.. Due to condensation in the tank underground. It happens. Try running a few bottles of methanol based dry gas through it. The methanol based stuff works well, the other dry gas is pretty much crap.
I bought some today and wil keep a bottle in the car in care it happens again. I thought it might be water too, but never had probs from the station before.
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