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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Effects of using diesel fuel in a gasoline engine

This is similar to this question but I'm more interested in possible long-term effects. The story is we think my son (new driver) accidentally put diesel fuel in his 2005 5.7L Hemi engine. Luckily ...
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What can be the reason for rough idle after engine oil change on petrol cars?

I own a L12B Honda Fit/Jazz. I have never felt roughness at idle during my 6 months of ownership. I had oil change yesterday where they drained and filled Honda Recommended Synthetic Oil. My ideal ...
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Compression ignition in petrol engines

First and foremost, this is not a question about reparing or maintenance. I'm familiar with how both petrol and diesel engines work, and I have a question about (possibly) making petrol engines more ...
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How to maintain car gas bottles safely

A leaking gas cylinder basically contributed to the following tragic event:gas What is a good way to maintain your vehicle and gas bottle to stop this happening? Please note that "gas" in Australia ...
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Car revs high around (2-4k rpm) when idle then goes back to normal, also accelerating on its own while driving

I'm new to this website and hoping to seek some answers about my problem this past years. My car is Kia Avella quite an old car but still in good condition (i guess) The problem happened a year ago ...
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Gas leak smell from Harley

I have a 2017 HD Breakout with 7,000km on the clock. It is emitting a strong smell of gas from the top of engine. The injectors have been looked at with no issue. There is no petrol leak no loss of ...
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Recommended gasoline types for BMW i3 — store gasolines to extend the range

What are the recommended gasoline types for BMW i3 2014 or BMW i3 2015? I search online for a while, but I am not sure what are the types of gasoline we can use for BMW i3 2014 or BMW i3 2015? Is it ...
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Mazda 6 TS 2006 petrol rev problem

First ever post on here and I’m not very car savvy at all so please forgive the lack of proper terminology, a bit of background first; I bought this car in October of last year and it was going okay I ...
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2013 VIP future champion scooter and need to drain the old gas

We have a 2013 VIP future champion scooter and need to drain the old gas. How do we do this?
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Why are high performance electric cars promoted as requiring no gearbox?

Why are high performance electric cars promoted as requiring no gearbox? Moreover, why don't they have gearboxes ("a gearbox" in this context implies a gearbox with multiple selectable gear ratios)? ...
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Volvo XC60 T6 Petrol+LPG rough idle

I have a problem with 2012 XC60 T6+LPG. Engine is idling roughly, especially when cold. Coil packs are Ok. There is no noticeable vacuum leak in the intake. I can't safely rule out fuel supply ...
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I replaced my moped fuel sensor float but its still not working

My fuel sensor float stopped working early on, and I've ordered a new float but it still doesn't work. The fuel gauge barely goes up (doesn't go past the "E". Any ideas? Also, my speedometer stopped ...
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price of gas vs engine wear

so I got asked a question about getting gas from two different gas stations, where brand a got 4 more miles to the gallon then brand b did but brand b costs less. I don't know the question so here is ...
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Vauxhall Astra rev/rpm go high when I put my accelerator down after changing gears

I have a 2006 Vauxhall Astra SRI 1.8. Recently I have been experiencing an issue where after I change gear and put gas down, the car revs and seems like little/no power is actually going to the wheels....
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MAZDA 3 2006 (UK) - poor acceleration then takes off at 3250 revs

I have a 2006 Petrol Mazda 3 1.6, with 74k on the clock. I have a problem where the car is really jumpy with poor acceleration when it is accelerating from 0 up to 3250 revs, it feels like it is ...
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Convert diesel engine to petrol (gasoline)

One of my reasons for buying a diesel was environmental -- I thought it would damage the planet less. It seems I was mistaken. But could a diesel engine be converted to petrol (gasoline)? Obviously ...
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disposing of old gasoline

I have an old car (1965 Mustang) that has a mostly full tank of old gasoline. I'd like to drain the fuel tank and refill with new gas prior to trying to start it. About the cheapest container I've ...
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Should diesels in general be run at higher rpm than gasoline cars?

I have always had gasoline cars, for which it appears (based on advice from other motorists and from fuel consumption meter), that it is advisable in general to run them between 1500-2000rpm. Going ...
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Can I safely use two year old gasoline?

I have half a full tank of gasoline (95 octane) for a 3S-GTE engine (fuel injected, four cylinder). This is on a car that has just been sitting still. Can I safely run the engine on this gasoline? ...
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LTFT zero on mazda cx7 2008 + high fuel consumption

I have this Mazda CX7 2008 2.3L turbo, and am experiencing the following: LTFT is zero, no matter what conditions I drive the car on. Gas consumption is high: ~22L/100km (10.6 MPG) DTC P2006: Intake ...
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What type of Fuel does a 2007 f150 v6 4.2L take?

What type of Fuel does a 2007 f150 v6 4.2L take? The vehicle did not come with a manual, and I need to refuel. I contacted the Ford dealership they say they will get back to me. They have not yet. I ...
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Why did car go quiter and cut out after fuel change?

I did a fuel change and during it was concerned that I may have put diesel in my petrol car because it wasn't clear which pipe was which. However the handle was green and said unleaded so I guess it ...
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2001 Volvo V40 2.0T producing excess smoke with other issues

Firstly, I pulled these error codes from the ECU: 0139,0131,0172,0107 My V40 2.0T with aftermarket LPG conversion is putting out a significant amount of smoke at quite specific moments. Before this ...
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Should I really keep my gas tank at least half full?

I've seen a number of sources that state you should keep your car's gas tank at least half full, some of which saying it's only important in winter. Some examples: http://www.osceolagarage.com/why-...
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Premium vs plain gas consumption on long trip [duplicate]

I mostly ride my motorcycle on long trips distances of 200-250km with an average 100-120km/h speeds and using almost exclusively premium gasoline. My motorcycle is a Yamaha Fazer which does not ...
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How can I start my lpg toyota Yaris with a broken gasoline fuel pump so I can bring it to the specific repair shop? [closed]

My gasoline fuel pump no longer works so the gasoline no longer arrive at the engine. I’m only 2Km away from the repair shop which broke my pump, so I’m unwilling to spend more than 100€ in towing ...
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Which engine is technically compatible with a Toyota Yaris 63KW 1300cc manufactured in 2007?

I have an engine damaged in a way it would be cheaper to change it rather than to mend it. The current engine model code is2SZFEand is emitting 136g of CO² per Km. Following the yellow jaket (« ...
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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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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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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 ...