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How to Start a Car After Filling With the Wrong Fuel
Everybody makes mistakes, and putting the wrong type of gas in your car is one of those accidents that can cost a lot of money and become a...
How to Get Free Gas
Free gas is easy to get if you pay attention at the gas station and look online for deals. Follow these tips on how to get free gas for your car.
How to Know What Type of Gas to Use
Your vehicle is propelled by a combustion engine. That means that fuel is injected into the engine鈥檚 cylinders in some fashion, where it combusts, or burns, to...
Fuel Economy Myths
Drivers will try anything to get better gas mileage. Topping off your gas tank, ignoring tire pressure, and using premium gas won't improve your MPG.
How to Figure Out Which Type of Fuel Gets the Best Mileage
We all want our car to go longer on a single tank of gas. While all vehicles come with a mileage or mpg ranking, mileage can actually vary...
How to Drain Your Fuel Tank
The majority of cars on the road today use internal combustion engines that use gasoline or diesel as fuel, and they store this fuel in a gas tank. Most gas...
How to Buy Fuel Treatments
Adding a fuel additive to your gas tank when you fill up is one way to clean vital engine parts of deposits, improve the performance of your engine,...
How to Find the Lowest Gas Prices in Your Area
Regardless of where you are going and where you live, you will need to refuel your vehicle regularly. With the exception of electric vehicles, every vehicle needs to stop at...
How to Remove Gas from the Fuel Tank
It is often necessary to drain the fuel from a car鈥檚 gas tank in some of the following situations: If you run out of gas while far...
How to Make Ethanol Fuel
Ethanol fuel is an alcohol-based type of biofuel that is used as a popular alternative to gasoline. It is made from distilled plant and biodegradable materials, such as corn and...
How to Replace a Fuel Hose
The fuel hose goes bad when there are visible leaks under the car or cracks in the hose and when gas vapors are smelled around the car.
How to Replace a Fuel Injector
Fuel injectors are faulty if the smell of fuel is present in the vehicle, you have engine performance issues, or the check engine light comes on.
What Does the Low Fuel Level Warning Light Mean?
The low fuel level light warns you when your car is nearing an empty tank of gas. It should be refilled before driving several more miles.
How to Pump Gas the Right Way
Locating your fuel filler, pre-paying for fuel, choosing the correct fuel grade, and not topping off are helpful tips to pump fuel like a pro.
How to Tell the Difference Between LSD and ULSD Fuel
Low sulfur diesel (LSD) was replaced with ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) in 2006 as part of an initiative to substantially lower the emissions of particulate matter in diesel engines....
How to Transport a Fuel Container
Everyone has seen a fuel can, and most people have had the opportunity to use one. Every fuel-powered vehicle needs to be re-fueled at some point, and...
How to Replace a Fuel Return Hose
Fuel is transferred by a return hose which fails when gas is leaking or the carburetor is flooded. You may smell gas if the hose is faulty.
How to Fuel a Race Car
Fueling a race car depends on the type, whether NASCAR or Indycar. The process requires a special fueling device, precision, and speed.
How to Replace a Fuel Filler Neck
The filler neck for the fuel tank fails if there is exterior damage on the neck or if an error code shows that vapors are present.
How Far Can You Drive on Empty in the UK?
Know how many miles you can drive on an empty gas tank to prevent a breakdown. Citroen C4 Picassos can go the farthest when the low fuel light is on.

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My truck decelerated from 65mph on a flat surface without any warning.
First check for any fuel in the fuel tank. If there is fuel in the fuel tank, then turn on the key and listen for the fuel pump to hum. If there is not humming sound, then check the fuel...
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Car will turn over but not start.
Hi there. You will need to add a pint of fuel water vaporizer to the fuel tank. There is excessive water in the fuel system and that is why your exhaust is white is if there was water in the...
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White smoke from exhaust, pretty sure its not head gasket?
With the information given, if the vehicle smoked before getting the fuel in the tank, then the head gasket could be blown causing the coolant to get into the exhaust system. If the smoke occurred after getting fuel, then it...
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Why do I continue to have a burning oil and fuel smell in my 2009 Dodge Charger
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. If you continue to have leaks in the engine then there may be too much pressure built up in the engine. This is usually caused by excessive blow by due...
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How many miles can you drive on highway after gauge says 0?
Remaining vehicle range varies by car model. Based on YourMechanic data, a conservative assumption for most vehicles, including Toyota's, is once the low fuel level warning light comes on, or the fuel gauge reads "close" to empty, you have 30...
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Fuel gauge still reading as full after driving
Hello. There are not many things which can cause an erratic fuel gauge reading. They're usually one of two things, the fuel gauge display itself as being faulty or a bad fuel gauge sending unit. I suggest that you drive...
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water in fuel?
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Considering the issue only happened once, it may have been a fluke. With temperatures that cold, the engine struggles to regulate fuel and spark until it warms up. When it is that cold,...
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When I start my 2012 Honda Accord gas just pours out and it looks like it's coming from the square box looking thing on the driver
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several components in the fuel system that will only be pressurized when the vehicle is running. The best way to find the leak is with a visual inspection. From there you can...
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My car been leaking gas my tank is on my passenger side but gas leaking on my driver side
Leaking gasoline is a fire/explosion hazard so be sure to have this leak repaired at your earliest convenience. In the meantime, be sure not to park in a confined space, such as a garage, because gasoline vapors could accumulate and...
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I over-topped off my gas at fillups from 0 miles to about 170k miles, before realizing that it was stupid. Damage assessment?
Not much damage will result in this event. The only thing that will happen is the fuel may leak out the run off tube and cause an external leak as the little run off hose is rarely used. In that...
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1989 Chevy Celebrity dies, is it the fuel shut off switch?
First of all, I don't see that your vehicle is equipped with an inertia switch. Secondly, even if it were, it would not cause the problem you are having. A tripped inertia switch would prevent power from getting the fuel...
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Specs say run premium gas, will i harm engine running regular unleaded
According to Ford specifications, which I reviewed prior to composing this answer to you, the minimum required octane for gasoline in all engines used in the Escape is 87. There is no recommendation, let alone requirement, that premium be used,...
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1987 Ford class c Winnebago Minnie motorhome auxiliary generator information
The generator for that vehicle was not documented in the Winnebago Owner's Manual (there is reference to a supplementary generator manual). It is probably gasoline powered which means that if the fuel is more than a couple months old, that...
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Rough idle and there is a raw fuel smell coming from the exhaust.
If the spark plugs were replaced and there is too much fuel in the exhaust system, then the injectors are leaking and not spraying (atomizing) the fuel properly. A leaking fuel o-ring will make the fuel puddle up outside of...
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When I put gas in, after a few seconds it spits it back out.
Hi there. The fuel vent hose on the fuel filler neck is plugged and not allowing the fuel to vent as the tank is filled up. You may have to remove the rubber hose to the tank and take a...
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Is it safe to drive truck to mechanic? The fuel line is leaking gas 1996 Chevrolet S10
Hi there - NO, it is never safe to drive a vehicle with a fuel leak. Fumes are more likely to ignite than liquid, and any spark or exposure to a hot exhaust can instantly create a fire! Better to...
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Where is the fuel pump cut off switch?
The fuel pump cut off switch is located behind the lower passenger scuff panel under the dash by the A-pillar. If you need further assistance with fuel cut off switch, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your...
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I have a Broken fuel door latch and it doesn't look good 馃槩
To repair the fuel door latch, open the trunk up and remove the side covering panel where the fuel door would be located at. There you will see the the fuel door latch with a harness on it. Remove the...
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Hey luis my cars fuel meter always says its full and i wanted to know how much would it be to fix this problem?
Hi...the cost will vary quite a bit because the underlying fault could range from something as simple as a high resistance electrical connection in the fuel tank sending unit circuit to a dash gauge failure or a sending unit failure....
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i put 91 super in my car and is says use 87 premium now my battery light is on. what is going on? 2009 Kia Sportage
Hello - you did nothing harmful. Your car may have a small level of performance improvement for this tank of fuel, but nothing extraordinary. Long term use of fuel with a higher octane level, MAY lead to increased levels of...

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