Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sturgis, South Dakota
Hey all, thanks for the replies!
Here's an update! Well, the problem is getting better. We got about 2 gallons of "good" gas in it the other day, and another 1 gallon this morning. Yesterday afternoon, it was acting pretty normal. At this point, we'll keep trying to run $60+ worth of bad gas out of the car - what a waste!
I think that as we burn it off, and keep putting in fresh fuel, the problem will go away. I believe that gas station pumps filter the gas before it goes into anybody's car. However, water will "clog" up a fuel filter. That is what I think happened, too, that the main storage tank at the gas station was getting down to the bottom, and it started sucking up water. I think that's why it slowed down to the point that it would barely pump fuel.
So, IF, it was just water, then eventually we will get over the problem. If it continues to act up after this tank of gas, then I will just pull the gas tank out and see what's in there!!
Yeah, as to the discussion of octane, I know that the octane rating of fuel only affects the anti-knock characteristics of the fuel, allowing the timing to be advanced more, or in the old muscle-cars, allowing for higher compression engines without having pre-mature ignition due to dieseling.