[Mgs] Bad Fuel Question
dan.dibiase at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 12:00:30 MDT 2019
It sure seems like it must be the fuel. I would probably drain as much as I
could, run it in my lawnmower or snowblower.....
Central NJ USA
On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 1:36 PM David Breneman via Mgs <mgs at autox.team.net>
> I've never encountered a "bad fuel" problem before, so I'm looking
> for some confirmation (or not). The local Mom-without-Pop store put
> in new pumps, and one of the things they're offering now is 92 octane (US)
> alcohol-free gas. I had about a quarter tank in my MGA (w/MGB high
> compression engine) so I went to fill up. The pump with the alcohol-
> free gas was out of order! So I put in three gallons of regular 92
> octane, and about 1/4 mile from the station started experiencing a lot
> of misfiring, mostly when accelerating in 3rd and 4th. I continued
> driving like this for about 20 miles to see if it would clear up and it
> never did. I can't imagine it's anything but the fuel, but I've never
> encountered "bad fuel" situation like this in 44 years of driving.
> The fact that it started about 1/4 mile after leaving the station seems
> like pretty good evidence. Any other possibilities? Is there any option
> other than to just burn through this half tank of gas?
> David Breneman david_breneman at yahoo.com
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