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Help i think i put gas with water in tank

Son ran out of gas, friend gave him gas tank with what i think had water and combo of gas in it, car started and he pulled off, then loud pop or sound and it now wont start

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See if you can disconnect the fuel line on the fuel tank side of the fuel filter. Connect a rubber fuel hose to the line you just disconnected, and cycle the ignition switch (on and off) very quickly. Make sure the hose is not pointed at you or someone, because there will be fuel under pressure. Maybe have a clamp or vise grips on the endof the hose to control flow. Squirt some fuel into a glass jar, and look for water or sediment in the jar. If it's not clear gas, you'll need to pump out the tank until it is clear. You can try adding some gasline antifreeze, which will make water and gas mix, but it will take two or three bottles to take up two ounces of water. The fuel filter may be contaminated and will need to be replaced, too.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

  • ajbamacutie0 Nov 27, 2011

    i disconnected the fuel line pumped out till gas was clearly coming out and not it still wont start are my plugs full of water or what help

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