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Shell/Texaco and BP/Amoco are the only gas stations I use.

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bad gas

I have seen many instances of "bad gas" even from the Majors. Last time I had a batch was from an Exxon Station, normally good. So it just goes to show you that any gas, especially in the winter can contain enough water to cause an engine to run horribly.
Around here in South Dakota, I make it a habit to periodically put "heet" in the gas tank just to counter the effects.
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Re: bad gas

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Originally posted by Roger St.Pierre
I have seen many instances of "bad gas" even from the Majors. Last time I had a batch was from an Exxon Station, normally good. So it just goes to show you that any gas, especially in the winter can contain enough water to cause an engine to run horribly.
Around here in South Dakota, I make it a habit to periodically put "heet" in the gas tank just to counter the effects.
Roger

You are right about almost all gas station tanks will have water in them. It all depends on your risk level over price to purchase your gas. Name brand gas stations will have a lower risk, because of them replacing the tanks more often those EPA regulations.

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I got some bad diesel a long time ago. Since then, I always pay with a credit card, to make sure I have some evidence (receipt) of when and where i got the bad fuel. Don't know if it'll actually help, fortunately I haven't had any more trouble since then.

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It IS the responsibility of the Car owner to minimize the formation of warer in the fuel.
Have you ever been involved in General Aviation?
The last thing you do when you tie-down is top off the fuel tanks.
No trapped air, no condensation.
That holds true in diesel /gas fueled auto engines as well.
During those cool, damp seasons I try to keep my tank above half.
This is not discounting the service stations responsibity to check his tanks and make the correct measures.
We can always add a water depersant to rid us of water.
But I always keep my tank filled and it minimizes water formation.
Until Then, JOY!!!
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