Check Gas Cap AND Boggy, Studdering Feel
Well, now this problem has reared its head AGAIN. After 3 times of the alert coming on and the 3rd also including the smell of gas, as well as the boggier feeling of the car itself, took it in and they of course found an evap leak code and cleared that.
Seemed fine until today. Filled up on Saturday and as usual, clicked the cap at least 6-7 times. PERFECT all weekend and yesterday. Then this morning leave for work and I knew it didn't feel right from the start. That bog feeling was there and it seemed to be sputtering a tad while leaving my development. Great. Kept driving as usual and then, like clockwork, ding-ding-ding, Check Gas Cap.
This time I didn't pull over, remove, retighten, and restart but just kept driving because I was annoyed and wanted to see what it did. Eventually went out but I still felt that light studder the whole way and it was a hair down on power. Got to work, let it sit an hour, and go back out to get coffee and run to the dealer to make an appointment and all seemed smoother and peppier again with no message.
There's definitely a leak somehow chiming the warning, but like my vibration, seems to come and go as it pleases. And NOT the gas cap, at least to my best knowledge, unless that could also somehow be leading to the running issue.
They of course jumped on me, again, by saying "Did you just get gas or not put the cap on fully?...to which I wanted to slap him...and didn't seem to fully accept me saying it also felt like it was studdering and not getting full fuel concurrently. Actually, this might even be part of my come and go shaking, maybe it's just not getting full fuel at times. OR not. Don't know.
Another problem tomorrow will be getting them to search for more than the Evap leak code and actually believe me it was RUNNING oddly at the same time, as it had before.
Anyone else ever experience the gas cap alert AND have the car feel like it's bogging or studdering slightly at the same time? This so shouldn't be happening but between smelling gas before, having the alert drive me nuts, and worry about how it's running at the same time, I'm finally beginning to go nuts with my 1100 mile car. Well, a little, at least.