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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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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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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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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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Ran out of gas and put in diesel by mistake. Dealership drained the gas and changed the fuel injectors. Then they cleaned the system and now it has lost compression.
Hi there. Take a compression gauge and put it into the spark plug holes and remove all the other spark plugs. Then disable the ignition power to the coils. Then crank the engine over with the throttle open all the...
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Car is not starting up or staying running when jumped.
The very first thing to do is ensure that you have a usable battery. The battery should be fully charged and then load tested. If the battery passes a load test be sure it is NOT a marginal pass in...
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Trailblazer 04 vibrates while in Drive or Reverse. There is a raw gas smell on the exhaust.
Hi there. Check the spark plugs on the engine and see if they are fouled out. A fouled out spark plug will cause the cylinder to not fire and let the fuel that is sprayed in go out the exhaust...
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Can you help with Toyota Avalon repair questions?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of repairing a power steering leak, flushing the power steering fluid, flushing the coolant, changing the oil and adding additives in the fuel, and repairing the exhaust system on a 2006 Toyota...
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Gas leaking in tailpipe. Changed fuel pump, fuel filter, and oil. Still leaks. My next move is to replace the fuel regulator. Can you fix this?
Hi there. If the fuel is dumping into the exhaust pipe, then there is either a burned valve and the gas is not burning in a cylinder or one or more fuel injectors are leaking. If you need further assistance...
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Car is misfiring on cylinder 4, 5, and 6.
Check the harness to the fuel injectors to the cylinders 4, 5, and 6. There could be a loose connection or the injectors could have failed. Put a noid light on each injector and see if there is power to...
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Gasoline inside the car?
The first concern is whether you could have an exhaust leak or a fuel leak. If leaks of that type exist, they should be repaired as both are safety hazards. Occasionally, just due to the weather, exhaust fumes can get...
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engine full of gas
Hi there. The issue is the fuel pump relay is malfunctioning and causing the fuel pump to pump to much when it is not demanded. The knocking noise is the fuel going into the cylinders and hydrolocking the cylinders. I...
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No fuel between schrader valve and spark plug.
Hi there. The spark plugs may be sparking, but there is not enough energy to ignite any type of fuel. I recommend replacing the spark plugs and wires and retesting. The fuel rail could have an obstruction in the line...
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I took out the spark plugs that were wet of gas and I put in new ones. Truck starts right up runs for a few blocks and then starts chugging.
Hi there. Check the fuel injectors and see if they are leaking or if there is debris in the nozzle. A leaking injector will cause the spark plugs to be wet and make the engine chug. If you need further...
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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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