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

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What control the RPM of an engine?

can you tell me what controls the rpm of an engine? Is it more fuel, more rpm (if so plz explain this to me) or is it controlled by a computer?
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WV Polo 2011 petrol 1.2 engine chugging and loses power - engine, EPC, Tyre pressure light on

First time posting on a forum like this, and english is not my first language, so please be patient. I know almost nothing about cars, I would ask people that I know do they think about certain things,...
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Vehicle misfuel

I used a 2015 Peugeot Boxer Luton van ( 154K mileage ). It had a full tank of diesel to start and I travelled 300 miles , used roughly half a tank ,and then it broke down , there is a suggestion it ...
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Recent issues with car stalling after fuel fill-up

I have a 2013 ford focus. 146k+ miles. With all my cars, I would fill up when I hit 1/4th tank. For the last 10 months I’ve been broke and my gas tank is always under 1/4 tank and gas light on and I’...
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Small engine has gas or propane always turned on - will the fuel leak?

I have a gravity-fed-gas and propane dual-fuel pull-start 4-stroke portable generator which works well and with no problems. I am thinking of adding an add-on remote start so I don't have to go out to ...
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Renault engine noise on startup

Problem is that engine, 1.6 16v K4M, makes strange noise at start up. Engine is producing this sound when it is cold and not driven for 12 or more hours. https://youtube.com/shorts/4A4hQshoIeY?feature=...
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New fuel pump, but car didn't start until tank was about half full

Replaced the fuel pump on Dodge Intrepid 2001, 2.7L engine. Before dropping the fuel tank, drove it until about 1/8 full, so that it would be lighter. Installed the new fuel pump, strapped the tank ...
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Diesel mixed with petrol

So a family member accidently filled a full tank of petrol in his diesel car. He was able to get all of the petrol (bit of diesel) out of his tank by flushing it. Now he is left with about 40L of ...
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Accidentally put regular gas in Infiniti G37

So my 2013 Infiniti G37 requires premium gas (91 octane) but I just got it so I didn’t know, and I accidentally put regular gas (87 octane) into the car. I filled my tank almost fully with regular gas....
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*New update please help* Stalling and hesitating in Kia Sorento after getting gas

I have a 2011 Sorento that has been a mystery. It started hesitating and sort of hiccuping seemingly randomly a few months ago. Fast forward and we have seen three mechanics and there are no codes ...
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High (ish) fuel consumption Ford Focus 2016 1.0 litre EcoBoost

My car's "stated" fuel consumption is: 4.2 l/100 km not urban 5.9 l/100 km urban 4.8 l/100 km mixed In reality I get around 6.5 l/100 km. I drive mostly to/from work - 3 km mixed, 14 km ...
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Can I dilute 2-stroke gas and run it in my riding mower to get rid of it?

Over the winter I needed a chainsaw, I mixed a gallon of gas for it and unfortunately it just refused to start which gave me the motivation to purchase an electric chainsaw which did the job ...
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Does converting an older motor to ethanol have significant risk or damage?

A specialist Chrysler garagiste helped me figure out some programming issues for free over a phone call, and he said "I wouldn't advise converting an older motor to ethanol, because the bearings ...
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Starting a vehicle that has been sitting for 2-3 years: Gasoline/Petrol/Fuel

What to do about the fuel (gasoline/petrol) in a 2010 Toyota Prius that has been sitting unused for 2-3 years before attempting ignition? I found this related QA and one answer mentioned using SeaFoam....
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can i use api CJ-4/SN in a gasoline car?

I have an old gasoline car which require SAE 15w-40 engine oil, but such an oil for gasoline engine is not available in my country. I recently found some diesel oil which has API CJ-4/SN or other ...
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Where is fuel line location under the hood? ( Closest one to the engine ) ( BMW 118d 2004 1.9 Diesel )

BMW 118d 2004, 1.9 Diesel Hi everyone, I have one question coming from the very specific situation that happened. Couple of days ago I went to gas station and guy that works there accidentally put 20 ...
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1999 Toyota Camry -- Unexplained fuel smell on startup

I drive a 1999 Toyota Camry, around 150K miles. The car is driven infrequently -- perhaps two or three times a week. I'm in the Southeastern US, where recently we've experienced mild but chilly ...
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Can the mileage received from ethanol and gasoline be equalized?

Is there technology to equalize the energy density of ethanol and gasoline? I found the below article about equalizing its calorific value. Have got the formula to equalize the calorific value of ...
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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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