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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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Fuel Pump Malfunction
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Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2003 Audi A4 to have fumes and a smell when idling. Generally any EVAP or gasoline vapor leaks will trigger a check engine light with an EVAP leak code. In some cases...
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What type of gas so I use?
Your truck should be perfectly fine running on 87 octane fuel. Generally, engines that use a higher compression ratio and/or use supercharging or turbocharging to force more air into the engine will require higher octane fuels. Increasing pressure in the...
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Put E85 gas in vehicle when it is not supposed to use it.
Your vehicles fuel system is designed to not have over 20% alcohol in the fuel and may be damaged over time if excessive alcohol is in the fuel. The check engine light came on from the computer not programmed to...
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Ran out gas and put gas back in but car still won't start
Hello. When the vehicle is completely drained of gas, the pump and related fuel system components can be stressed to the point of failure. This will cause the vehicle to not start Start by checking the easy components like the...
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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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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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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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My car won't start - Chevrolet Celebrity
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Is it possible to screw back on a fuel line if it comes loose?
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When I fuel up, my car will not start, it takes about 3 tries and I have to pump the gas
Can you hear the fuel pump prime when you turn the key to "On" before cranking it over? Before starting, turn the key to "On" for a few seconds. Listen carefully for a faint "whirling" sound. Have you had the...
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Fuel gauge keeps jumping back past the E on the gas reader
Hey, thanks for writing in. There may be two different issues at play here. Your fuel gauge sending unit may be faulty which is what causes the fuel gauge to fluctuate erratically not reading correctly. This is a small...
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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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I give my car gas, and it shuts down
Hi there. Are there any warning lights on? If there are any warning lights, this could lead us to the possible cause of your concern. However, low fuel pressure could be the cause. If there is not sufficient pressure in...
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Why am I having trouble getting fuel to go into my tank?
This is likely related to your EVAP emissions system and something called a purge solenoid. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere. The EVAP system collects and temporarily stores the fuel vapors...
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When I try to accelerate it won't get up to speed and acts as if it's not getting enough gas. I changed my fuel filter and still nothing.
This sounds like you may be having a fuel delivery problem which us usually a result of the motor starving for fuel causing a lack of acceleration as you describe. This may be can be caused by many different things...
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Does ethanol hurt a motor?
E-15 is shorthand for gasoline blended with 15% Ethanol which is a fairly corrosive material which can cause damage to rubber parts and other critical parts over time. Ethanol also attracts and bonds with water from the air, and that...
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no start issue 1990 ford ranger custom v6 2.9l automatic RWD
If, by chance, the fuel has been in the fuel tank "for a while", it won't burn, at least not in an engine. So, the first thing to consider is the age of the gas. The plugs do have to...

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