Thoughts on possible bad gas - the car kind?
February 18, 2008 7:08 AM Subscribe
Bad Gas, the car kind, I think - advice?
posted by rainbaby to Travel & Transportation (11 answers total)
My 18 month old to me Newsed car, 17,000 miles, started knocking the other day. I got cheap gas a few days ago, and it's been wet, humid, and rainy. I thought I might have gotten bad gas. So this morning, with less than a quarter tank left, but before the low gas warning went on, I topped off at my regular station. Driving home from that, a warning light came on. The owners manual says this particular light is a diagnostic that could indicate a loose gas cap or bad gas, and if it stays on through a few normal driving cycles, to take it in for service under it's own power. It now occurrs to me that my instincts may have been wrong and I should have burned off as much as the alleged bad gas as possible before refuleing.
Any suggestions or alternate diagnosies before I call tomorrow for a garage appointment? What could I be looking at and what might the garage do?