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How much did you put in tank a little wont hurt it maybe put a little carbon on plugs might get a little shaky nothing to worry about same happen to me maybe a half a gallon ran it not to hard changed plugs afterwards anp put a 10 dollar injector cleaner after also.also depends on how much you put in it.

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IS your car diesel I hope

3 things your car needs to run

GAS fuel in the engine or diesel
Air air to reach the fuel to ignite it
Spark check for spark ,
unless your diesel than spark is not needed as your engine work diffrent and produces spark by engine speed when cranking and compression of both mixes above

Last check the pump make sure its pumping fuel

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