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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2016 Subaru Forester - gas and oil - aftermath of a long roadtrip

Before heading out on a 2+ week, 5000 road trip, I brought my 2016 Forester (50k miles at the time) in for new brakes, an oil change and an inspection for anything else that might need to be looked at....
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Gas leaking out of my brand new Icebear scooter

Went for a ride on my icebear scooter. Not even 12miles put on it and parked for the night. This morning gas is leaking out all over. It still starts but can not determine where on the engine it is ...
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How to (relatively safely) store a small amount (200 milliliters) of gasoline for up to a month?

In my country of residence (developing nation) I sometimes see people stopped alongside the road because they apparently forgot to buy fuel or couldn't afford it. I also would like to be able to push ...
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Antifreeze in the Gas Tank

Yesterday I ended up running out of gas on the road and I had a gallon of antifreeze on me thinking it was gas and I filled the full gallon of anti-freeze in my gas tank and later realized it was ...
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Rough start, started after getting gas one day. (Not a full tank)

I drive a 2000 pathfinder. A few weeks ago I grabbed a couple gallons of gas from a place down the street because it was late and my usual spot was closed. Since then its been rough starting up. I can ...
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No ping - No damage?

If there isn't any engine pinging, is there anything else that could cause a problem from using gas that is lower than specified by the manufacturer? I see a lot of threads in various places ...
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Gasoline glow engine mechanics

I own a wide array of model engines. Typically those engines are either glow engines using nitro fuel, spark engines using gasoline or "diesel" engines using "kerosene". However I ...
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Maximum liters capacity (petrol,diesel) for a four wheeler Car [closed]

Can you specify the maximum liters capacity in petrol fuel input of a four wheeler car for any make & model? Can the maximum liter capacity of that four wheeler car make & model be increased ...
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Can a gas car engine run on pure octane booster?

Can a gas car engine run on pure octane booster? This guy experimented on lawnmower engines and concluded they ran very well on octane booster, but can car engines run on pure octane booster?
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Gas consumption when engine braking [motorcycle]

I am trying to figure out how much gas an engine uses when engine braking in a four-stroke engine (motorcycle). I understand that the gas consumption should be close to zero because the wheels are ...
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Does fuel go bad after some time?

I have my bike (bought in mid-2019) sitting idle for over a year due to covid, as I went back to my hometown and left my bike in my office parking. Before leaving I refueled by bike with premium fuel ...
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Vauxhall Astra intermittent engine problem

I have a 2015 Vauxhall Astra (petrol) with a strange intermittent problem, hoping someone might have experienced something similar. The car lost power and stalled after driving perfectly normally. It ...
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Do cars consume less gasoline when the tank is full?

I noticed While driving my car the fuel refills last me a lot longer when I go for the full tank over the half tank. I feel that it takes a lot longer to go through the upper half of the tank than the ...
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Why is my Ford Ecosport petrol engine sputtering sporadically?

I have a 2013 Ford Ecosport 1.0L petrol engine. It is turbocharged. Recently, around the time of my 120000 km service, I noticed that the car would sporadically sputter. The sputtering happens at ...
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Hyundai Sonata not filling up with gas all the way after fuel pump replacement

So about two months ago I replaced the fuel pump in my 2012 Hyundai Sonata gls. When I picked it up and went to get gas it filled up to one bar below full and wouldn’t take anymore gas. For the last ...
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2020 explorer will not fill up

My 2020 ford explorer will not let me fill up. I tried to fill up yesterday and it only let me put 0.336 gallons in and it started spitting it back out. I only have between three quarter and a half in ...
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Emission High CO and High Lambda

It fails at 2500rpm only with CO 0.5~0.6 and Lambda 1.04~1.05. How can it possible be that emission fails because of HIGH CO, and HIGH lambda reading... It means that engine runs rich and lean at the ...
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Toyota Prado V6 gasoline engine component enquiry

Which component sits in the circled area and what is it's function?
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Should you use gasoline on cylinder head gasket

I'm an amateur mechanic. Recently I met an experienced car mechanic and he told me that if I dip a new out of the box cylinder head in gasoline mixed with engine oil for a couple of hours, it would ...
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A single spark plug out of 4 (4cyl 1.4 MPI endine) keeps getting carbon buildup

A single spark plug out of 4 on our 1.4MPI engine keeps going dirty from carbon buildup. This causes engine issues (losing power). After being cleaned it's fine for a while, but the issue returns ...
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Haven't driven a car since the start of the pandemic; can it be driven without special measures?

Because they're older, my in-laws have been in quarantine since early March and haven't driven their car at all. It's been sitting in the driveway in New Jersey (USA) the whole time, in mostly above-...
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Smell of gasoline from inside the cabin of my Nissan N15 Pulsar 1998

My Nissan Pulsar (N15) 1998 has been smelling a bit like gasoline from within the cabin, which I think (bad memory) only occurs during my morning commute to work. It is cold but not that cold (10 - 15 ...
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Why is fuel going down quicker than expected giving miles driven?

Given the pandemic lock downs and such I've been using my car less, maybe 2 times a week and when I do drive it is for short drives, 5 miles or less usually. But it seems like each time I get in my ...
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Does weekly use of vehicle decrease concerns about gas going bad?

It's recommended to use fuel stabilizer for long-term storage. The instructions for stabilizers say to run engine for a while to properly mix with fuel and protect entire system. Does regular use ...
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Ran 2 cycle without mixed gas :(

So I just purchased my first outboard boat motor. It’s a 9.9hp 1997 Mercury. I should have known better but didn’t realize I needed to run 2 cycle gas. So I ran it for about 15-20 minutes total. ...
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Citroen C3 2006

I have a Citroen C3 2006 petrol engine that for some reason it never been used from new. It only have 33 km, it was stood all this time, obviously without battery. Now we are trying to start it but it ...
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Can I mix RON 97 fuel with RON 95 fuel in my car? [duplicate]

sorry for asking a noob question. My car uses unleaded petrol car. I have been using RON 95 fuel in my car. It is half tank full. Now I got £2.80 discount on Shell V-Power. Can I pump RON 97 fuel (...
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Cracked block - replace just the block

I have a GM 350/5.7 marine petrol engine. The block has a large crack due to freezing. The engine itself doesn't have that many hours on it, so the other parts should be quite OK. Is it possible to ...
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fuel consumption worse with rebuilt engine

I recently had to replace my motor in my 2013 dodge ram 1500 sport. they put in a rebuilt motor and i have noticed I am having a hard time with fuel mileage, on my motor that came with the ram I could ...
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Wrong octane fuel

I have a 2014 Fiat Punto and have been using 92 octane gas. I have never read the manual, but am now told I should use 95. Should I use what is in the tank before filling with 95 or is it OK to mix ...
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(Why) is it dangerous to leave the engine running while refueling?

I searched the web and I searched this Stack exchange and I've only found answers that seem to apply at all times (static electricity is always possible, and the engine doesn't cool THAT much in the ...
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How to measure Engine capacity [duplicate]

Engine capacity, is it right to measure it in this way,,, example : 2ltr is the amount of fuel consumed at a right rpm at 100 km /hr for 10 kms as per 2ltr capacity. Someone confused my mind I don't ...
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Is stale gas a real problem with plug-in hybrids?

Due to environmental considerations, I am planning to purchase a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle when the vehicle I want becomes available (RAV4 Prime). However, I am concerned of the gasoline in the ...
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Is it feasible to remove ethanol from gas using water?

I've read in several places online that ethanol can be removed from gasoline by adding water, mixing vigorously, and allowing the water and gas to separate. From what I've read, it seems that ethanol ...
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Is this epoxy? And does it look like a professional repair or DIY?

Howdy! So I have a 2016 VW Jetta with a leak in the gas tank. I think I found the hole, which is in the dark spot in the photo, but my question is this: is the yellowish material around the dark spot ...
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Mechanic said I put wrong fuel on my car, I know I didn't. What can I do? Who is to blame?

I have a Toyota Yaris hybrid from 2018. Last saturday my tank was half-way full, but I had to buy some things at the gas station and decided to purchase 7 or 8 litters of unleaded gasoline (10 euros). ...
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What should I expect as result of a firmware update fixing NOx emissions in a gasoline engine?

I received an invitation from Peugeot asking me to bring a 2018 naturally aspirated gasoline engine Peugeot 208 (61 kW) to the workshop for a firmware update fixing lamba sensor management which ...
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Will my car be affected by the cold winter temperature? [closed]

As winter comes the temperature will get colder and colder. Will this affect my car? I want to be prepared for any problems that will cause any start up problems or driving problems. Thank you.
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Is it bad to rev the engine on a hybrid car / What will happen?

I was wondering, is it bad to rev the engine on a hybrid car? Also what would happen if I did rev the engine. Would the battery be used or would the gasoline engine start.
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I put E85 gasoline into my non-flex-fuel car

Yesterday I filled my 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt's tank with E85 gas. I saw it was the cheapest at the pump, so I used it (bad idea). I then used a little more today (like 1.5 gallons) until I just ...
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Bmw N52N Lambda probes madness

Owner of a BMW E60 523i LCI Automatic (N52N engine. aka N52k). 105000 Kms on the clock. The error codes below after deletion, re-appear after 300~400 Kms. It is theoritically impossible for 4 lambda ...
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2003 chevy silverado 2500 hd no power [closed]

no power to head lights cab lights ignition or steering column the battery has 12-4 volts coming out of it. tried jumping with another car and nothing happened.
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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 ...