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Bad gas my truck will not run right after putting high octane gas in it.struggles to get uo hills and sounds different

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Sounds like you put diesel in not a higher octane rating petrol .fill it up with petrol to the toip to dilute the diesel and will be a bit better then as you burn some off fill up again and it will be alright .

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Have a scanner hooked up to your car and do a data stream to see if your knock sensor is still working. On a heavy load, if the ECM detects detenation in the engine, it will automatically want to ****** the timing to make it run better on a load.

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This could be a TPC valve or sensor. That is a throtel position control. Your engine will idle or run at low speed fine or in stop and go traffic but highway driving or climbing a hill when the demand changes to heavy or light consumption it will surge the engine as it can't get a good read on what it is suppose to do. This is a resonable priced part and for about twenty bucks for a CHILTON manuel for your car it will give you step by step instructions on this and almost any project you want to try yourself. They will have these at your autoparts store.

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SOURCE: Thought I got bad gas so I added a can of dry gas

first off, you should never put high octane into a car unless racing is what its built for, that stuff can tear up an engine if you dont have the proper upgraded parts to handle it. Once is ok but dont make a habit of it. Second you need to go to an autozone or advanced auto store ond get your codes read for free. They will tell you what the codes mean and what to do next. Its probably an o2 sensor issue.

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