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Gassed up and now wont run unless at 2k rpms or higher

I went to the gas station and put 20 bucks in. truck ran fine all day. i filled it up and made it only a mile down the road an it completely died. Now you have to pump the throttle to get it to start and it will not stay running unless it is at or above 2000rpm. i think its water but im not sure is there a anti syphon thing in the tank? i need help please

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I would suspect water in the gas...check with nappa they sell an aditive to disolve the water..other than that the tank will have to be drained. Gas floats on water,so the water if there is any will be sitting in the bottom of the tank, you could remove the filler pipe and push a hose in and pump the bottom of the tank, with an external pump.

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