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Questions tagged [gasoline]

Colloquial term for 'gasoline', a liquid petrochemical refined from crude oil and used in internal combustion engines as fuel.

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How to know the volume of gasoline used exactly based on the mileage of a truck?

We need to know how much gasoline cost we're incurring per trip for logistics, but we need to run experiments on how much gasoline is used for every unit of distance. (e.g. 15L/mile), but the issue, ...
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Small vapor leak in 2003 Ford Expedition xlt 5.4l v8

Getting a Small vapor leak code but already changed the gas cap and i don’t know what it could be?!
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Loss of Power and increased engine knock in my 2011 Ford Ranger Truck. Bad Gas or Bad Oxygen Sensor?

This past summer I've been noticing that my truck is not making the same power as it used too and I've noticed a pronounced increase in engine knock (detonation). The detonation usually occurs when I ...
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Why won't my gas gauge fill past 3/4?

I have a 2006 Nissan Sentra and no matter what gas station I go to, the gauge never moves past 3/4. What could be stopping it from filling all the way up?
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Bike stops Suddenly after 2 to 3 Km

I have a Royal Enfield 350 Classic,15000km and 4 years old. These days I am facing a problem ,it stops after a few kms. I was on highway and it stopped so I visited a mechanic he said there is water ...
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The gas pedal stops responding after a problem with car heat

So the other day I noticed the car was getting hot and I knew it the coolant needed to be refilled. But the coolant cap was stuck so I thought I would just finish my errands and then take it to the ...
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My car doesnot start/run with petrol… but it smoothly starts/runs on CNG, suggestions please [duplicate]

2012-Toyota-Premio, 1500-Sedan. Car has DUAL-FUEL: Petrol and CNG. I ran with CNG for 2 months now can start or run with petrol, What went wrong? how to fix this...
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Does filling the tank to the maximum during heat waves induces a explosion risk?

I recently saw a picture stating that filling your tank to the maximum during heat waves may induce an explosion. The transcript of the picture : Warning ! Due to increase in temperature in ...
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2006 Suzuki boulevard s40 carburetor lines

I don’t know where the hose goes, and I would like a diagram to follow. Then, my bike should start (hopefully). Thanks. I have no idea where they go. I didn’t start the work, I just have to finish it; ...
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Can I Use Stored Gasoline? [duplicate]

I have 3 cans of gasoline, stored in a shed, here in the south, since last summer. Can the gas be safely used in my 2014 Chevy Cruze?
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How much gas should I have in my car? [duplicate]

Does the amount of gas in my gas tank affect the performance and maintenance of a car? Are there are any advantages or disadvantages to either running the gas tank all the way down or topping it up ...
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Mitsubishi Mirage 1994 shudders with acceleration

My Mirage (1994, 4G13 (carb), ~95,000km) shudders whenever I accelerate. This is largely a recent problem. This generally occurs after ~2min of driving and persists for ~20 minutes. Depressing the ...
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Two stroke engine stalls during incle

Sir I have 1967 two stroke Harley Davidson golf cart. It runs great on level ground but when I try to go up a incline hill it wants to stall and it only makes it up the hill using the choke. I changed ...
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Crystals forming on fuel filter after removal

I recently replaced my fuel filter on my Mitsubishi Mirage (1994, 4G13, 95000Km). After having replaced it crystals (white, <2mm) had formed on both the inlet and outlet pipes. It was ~10°C at the ...
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What causes gel'd gas in float bowl?

The attached picture shows (right float bowl) accumulation after just a week after cleaning and reassembling carbs. Just after opening the bowls, they dried bits seen in the picture were similar to ...
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my chevy cavalier 98 has not been driven since 2005 and gas tank has been empty..any hope for it

my 98 chevy cavalier has not been driven since 2005 and has sat with empty gas tank..do I have to install new gas tank?
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Smoother engine with lower octane

My manual says to run 91 or greater octane, so I've religiously run 93 octane Texaco gas. Recently I was low on gas and there were no gas stations around other than a 76 and they only had 91 octane ...
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Why gas build up in tank?

My car is building gas when I open the gas tank it releases the gas, I know all about purge system and I have tried different cap and also different vapor canister too but problem still insists, for ...
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Hybrid or petrol car in the given scenarios? [closed]

What kind of engine (or car in general) - hybrid or petrol - is more suitable (economically justified and less prone to damage and faults) when driving in the following scenarios: Every day, very ...
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Petrol smell coming from vents and smoke from bonnet

I recently bought a Ford C-Max 05, and have found that when I am stopped in traffic a strong smell of petrol or oil comes through the air vents and there is white smoke coming from the bonnet. Does ...
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Briggs and Stratton yard machine mower

My 2yr old mower puts too much gas in the carburetor . It fills up behind the air filter. not safe ... DO you have a reason why it might do this ?
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If a car has to spend long periods without being driven, is a diesel or gasoline engine a better choice?

I have to buy a car for a vacation home. The car will spend long periods (up to 4 months at a time) without being driven. I have heard anecdotally that it is bad for diesel fuel to sit in an engine ...
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98 Lincoln Continental cuts out when trying to engage passing gear

Okay so here is my problem. I have a 1998 Lincoln Continental 140000 miles. Starts up and idles fine but when on the interstate or going uphill or just when you need more power, in general, it cuts ...
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E10 petrol safety

I sometimes visit Finland taking my car, though I am not living there. There's a kind of petrol marked E10. Somewhere I've read that this kind of petrol can be harmful for some kind of cars (for the ...
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My truck won't start when the weather gets warmer

I checked this post, but it doesn't seem to indicate much regarding my issue: weather causing power loss But I have the following vehicle: Ford Ranger, 2003, 4.0 SOHC Engine Often when the weather ...
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What is the difference between old engine oil and old gasoline and how it affects a car

This happened in the mid 1990s and something made me think of it right now. A family friend ran out of gas 3 blocks from his house. I think he was driving an early 1970s car (if that matters). He ...
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High or low octane and mileage? [duplicate]

I understand that you want to use the octane that your car calls for. Higher octane cost more at the pump. Ethanol aside, are there instances in climate or the terrain where a shift in octane level ...
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Does the mileage indicate the quality of the gas?

I've been getting gas for my 2010 Ford Taurus at Get-go and always was able to get a full tank. The front panel indicated 420 miles left to empty Example: But now for a couple of months, I wasn't ...
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How does EVAP interact with a vehicle?

I have an EVAP system (mandated by California) on my Yamaha FZ-07, but only a minimal idea of how it works. First of all, it looks like my fuel tank has a separate "breather" hose separate from any ...
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Engine shuts off when gear is put in neutral

I had some problems today. I was driving my VW Fox 1.4 gasoline for about 15 minutes and then, when I had to stop at the speed bump, battery and oil lights came on the dashboard, also it looked like ...
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Mazda Demio fuel gauge not working

Everytime I fill up it runs out quite quickly and I’ve just recently tried to fill up again and the reading hasn’t moved at all... help me? it’s a Mazda demio 2010 I haven’t had it for very long but ...
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Reverse gas in dashboard

I was visiting Honda service for my TAKATA airbag recall three days ago. After I visit, I see my gas dashboard acting weird three days in a row. For example, for Honda Civic there are about 20 dots ...
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briggs and stratton 8hp engine leaks gas from air intake tube- with new carberator

briggs engine was leaking gas from air intake tube-I rebuilt carb- still does same thing-I bought brand new carb-that does same thing-I am lost- there are no leaks in fuel line-I can see the gas ...
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How does the pump know the tank is full? [duplicate]

Question has been bothering me a while. When putting fuel at any gas station, when the tank is almost full, the pump just stops and makes a 'THUNK' noise. I was wondering... how the hell does the ...
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Gas Leak

I have a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country that emits a very strong gas (not exhaust) smell through the vents when the fan is running. This is true regardless of heat, ac, or just air. The smell only ...
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2003 Chevy Cavalier: Why does acceleration sometimes stop working properly?

Sometimes when I'm driving, when i press gently on the gas pedal [like you should be doing] the acceleration doesn't work at all, and when i press down on it harder it works and revs violently, and ...
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VW FOX 2005 Engine goes off at idle

I have 2005 Volkswagen Fox 1.4 liter petrol engine. Around a month ago I started to notice strange thing. When I switch from 1 to 2 or from 2 to 3 gear the engine starts to stutter(This happens at ...
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Mystery White / Gray Dust on Motorcycle Gas Cap

This is pretty bizarre. I thought I knew a whole lot about fuel tanks, but this one has me stumped. I'm working on a 2003 Suzuki SV1000S motorcycle. Vehicle has fuel injection. The vehicle was ...
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Did I damage my two-cycle engine by running it without oil?

I wanted to clean out the carburetter of my 8 hp outboard. The mechanic advised strong Seafoam mix, so I used 1 gallon of gas with 16 ounces of Seafoam. But I forgot to put any two cycle or oil in ...
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Gas filled my engine

I'm a little puzzled on my 33 I have a 302 ( stroker 363 )) Dart block with brodex heads with a small blower. after blowing up my power glide I pulled the engine and just now reinstalled it. after ...
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Recommended fuel for Honda Fit Sport 2008

I recently bought a Honda Fit 2008, and I want to know what is the recommended fuel for my car? In my country the gas stations sell "Regular" and "Superior" gasoline. The Owners Manual recommends to ...
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1990 Passat won't start second time

I have 1990 VW passat B3 1.6 liter 53 kw gasoline, single point injection. I had some problems with starting ignition. Also Engine would stop working when I pressed on gas or spontaneously after few ...
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Super 95 E10 vs Super 98?

Can i use Petrol: Super 95 E10 in my car? I basically use Super 98 on my car but the price is very expensive now 1.50 Euro cent. Where as Super 95 E10 is 1.20 Euro cent. My car manual says i can use ...
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Motorcycle Gas Pump Auto Shut-Off

Are the automatic shut-off systems at gas stations compatible with motorcycle gas tanks? Specifically, the 2017 Honda Rebel 500, which is a cruiser with a 2.96 gallon gas tank. Here is a video of a ...
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2014 Ford Taurus, digital fuel indicator is out of norm, then check engine light came up

My car at a full tank of gas usually have an estimate milage per the fuel indicator of 425 miles. Recently, when I filled up my tank I noticed it went down to 380 miles. Then weeks later my check ...
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Can I fill my gas tank with E30 without any problems?

Can I fill my gas tank with E30? I notice others with my car doing it but I want to make sure before I do that.
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What fuel type is more explosive?

I think it's one of the most popular things in action films: Cars exploding. In reality, a car explodes very rarely, even when it gets shot. However, what fuel type tends to explode more? Diesel ...
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Problem with float height on a Honda CB400T

I might have a problem with the float height on my CB400T from '78. It seems to be running rough at a constant speed, however when i accelerate it'll go away until constant speed again. It's like ...
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How does fuel stabilizer work chemically?

I frequently use fuel stabilizer in my lawn tractors when storing them over winter, and have found it actually fairly effective. I have also remarked that I am able to store gas much longer and have ...
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Hands still smell like gasoline after multiple washings, it is safe to handle food?

I have been reparing my weed wacker, so I have the gasoline/oil mixture on my hands. I have washed them twice with hand soap, once with orange soap scrub, once with dish soap, once with hand ...