Q: Mistaken Fueling With Non-ethanol fuel

asked by on August 26, 2017

I recently filled my tank with non-ethanol fuel. I realized it was a big mistake immediately and had no resource to sciphin the gas from my car. The engine light came on and has been flashing and sputtering/shaking/jerking and sometimes even cutting off while driving. I intend to keep it off the road until I can figure out what is wrong. It also doesn't have the same power it normally does- so I know the mistake I made was when I filled it up with that gasoline. What could it have done to my engine? And does the engine need to be replaced?

My car has 59656 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi There, Vehicles from 2001 and newer are able to operate on fuels that contain ethanol levels from 0-15%. If your vehicle happens to be a flex fuel vehicle, this would allow it to operate on fuels containing anywhere from 0-85% ethanol. Additionally, flex fuel vehicles are able to switch between regular fuels, E-10, E-85 and any other combination without any issues. Your vehicle should be fine with the fuel you have put in it.

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