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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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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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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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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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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(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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Sputtering at low rpm and massive loss of power, sudden onset and persistent

Vehicle: 1994 Nissan Sentra GA16DE engine 4-speed automatic transmission 298,400 km Recent Work (3 months ago): spark plugs spark plug cables distributor rotor distributor cap cleaned K&N ...
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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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Does E85 fuel increase oil consumption?

I have a 2003 Opel Meriva which I run on 50% gas / 50% E85. According to my own experience and Meriva forums, this is about as much ethanol as the engine can take without tripping the engine ...
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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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How long will gas stay fresh in a five gallon plastic container

How long will a 5 gallon plastic containers of fuel stay fresh?
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Why does a petrol engine need to maintain an air-fuel ratio, while a diesel engine doesn't?

This simple question has been bugging me for a while. The amount of fuel injected into a petrol engine is calculated according to the amount of air entering through the throttle valve (as measured by ...
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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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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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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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What percentage of ethanol can my ford take?

What is the highest percentage of ethanol my car can take? I have a ford escape 2007. I have been putting in either 10% or 20%. Thank you
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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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Should I use gasoline 87, 89 or 93 on 2016 RAV4 SE

I read many articles online and people have different opinions about this issue. Some say 89 is the best for acceleration. Others say 87 is just fine. I'm worried only about the health of my car. ...
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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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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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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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2009 Hyundai Sante Fe - gas smell in cabin after replacing fuel sending unit. has been repaired 4x's now

Fuel sending unit replaced. Since then it has gas smell in car. It has been redone by mechanics four times now but still has a gas smell when the gas level is in the first quarter of the tank. Cap ...
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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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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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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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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 ...