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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’s 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’s 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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When I start my car, it shakes and smells like gas.
You could be getting a fuel smell from a fuel leak, or you might be getting a raw gas smell in the exhaust. Since you seem to have a misfire, I think you might be smelling it in the exhaust....
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The truck shakes and there's an imminent smell of gas but no signs of leakage. When accelerating it also backfires multiple times.
Hi there. If there is a smell of fuel in the engine compartment, then the fuel injector o-rings are not sealing and causing the smell of fuel to vapor out. The backfire event is caused by the ignition either being...
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What is this clear fluid leaking from the front and rear of my 2007 750li?
Hi there. Check the fluid by putting a paper towel on the fluid and smelling it. If the fluid has no odor, then it is water or condensation and that would be normal. If the fluid has a strong odor...
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Gas
Hello, thank you for writing in. You would be surprised how often putting the wrong fluids in a vehicle happens, and how much damage it can do to the engine. Fortunately you are in a situation where it does not...
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What type of unloaded fuel is recommended for citroen c3 1.4i 2002?
You can start with the lowest octane rating available and see how well the vehicle performs. If the vehicle performs well without hesitation and has decent fuel economy, then you can stick with that octane rating. If you begin to...
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Filler neck
The filler neck for the fuel tank is bolted to the body, near the bottom of the filler neck assembly. To access the bolt, you will have to remove a plastic access panel. The filler neck is retained, as well,...
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I put rusty fuel in and now no power and engine warning light with lightning bolt on it.
I wish I could tell you that it would be OK to drive to the next town, but I can't. I'll bet that the rusty fuel you put in your car had a high water content. Now the water is...
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Filling an MDX Acura with diesel instead of regular 2002 Acura MDX
Hello - your best bet is to have the diesel fuel drained from the fuel tank by a professional mechanic, replace the fuel filter, then refill with premium fuel (for highest possible octane rating to compensate for effects of any...
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how to clear diesel fuel out the motor
Running the vehicle with part diesel can damage the engine so remove as much of the fuel as possible. That means that the fuel tank has to be drained as completely as possible. Obviously, when draining the fuel tank exercise...
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White smoke coming from tailpipe with the code for evap large leak.
Hi there. The white smoke coming from the exhaust system indicates that there is water (coolant) in the exhaust system. This is caused by the coolant getting into the combustion chamber and burning off with the fuel. The coolant is...
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I accidentally put diesel in my Mercedes gas tank.
How much damage you did depends on how strong the mixture of diesel was and how far you drove. If the tank was nearly empty you may have messed some stuff up. Getting the car running may not be a...
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How much will it cost to repair a gas leak. This is a Cadillac STS 2002 with only thirty thousand miles?
Sent CS a billing question regarding repair to a fuel leak after running something over.
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I put in regular unleadead by mistake my car takes premium
Your vehicle will start and run well on both regular and premium fuel unleaded. Premium fuel is stated as "required" by Mercedes Benz simply because premium will maximize the performance, fuel economy, and possibly service life of the engine. But,...
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Car cuts off when driving. I replaced the plugs, coil, fuel pump, plug wires, and the gas cap. The light came on for the gas cap.
Hi there. Check the fuel pump relay and see if the relay is working. It is possible that the relay could be getting hot or have a loose connection within the relay causing the relay to stop working from time...
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Ran car on wrong octane fuel
Your computer will attempt to compensate for the lower octane fuel. The fuel would not cause misfires but may cause pre detonation on high load situations. The problem may be okay after refilling the fuel tank a second time. If...
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smell of gasoline in the front seen when driving after fuel pump and filter replacement
Hello there, many issues will cause a fuel smell in your 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander. Fuel smell from spills can linger for some time on the vehicle, especially if the fuel was inside the vehicle at all. If the fuel smell...
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having trouble putting gas in car
Premature shut off of the pump nozzle means that the filler neck and tubing will have to be inspected. Additional sources of the problem could be that the neck or rubber hose to the tank are partially collapsed. There could...
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Fuel gauge not working.
This is a problem likely related to your fuel tank sending unit. This is a small float type component inside your fuel tank that measures the level of the fuel inside the tank. As the fuel level drops, the float...
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with a 14.5 gal tank, i'm getting about 240 miles, what?????
Your vehicle is EPA rated at 23 MPG in city driving and 30 MPG in highway driving. You have stated that you are able to travel 240 miles and your tank capacity is 14.5 gallons. Assuming that you refill the...
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Won't start when low on gas and with adding some gas it still won't start.
Hi there. When the fuel system gets low on fuel and the engine is still running and the engine stalls, there is a great possibility that the fuel system may have air in it. Put on a test line on...

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