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Got some bad gas drained tank and replaced gas but it still will not start and run

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  • Jonathan S
    Jonathan S Sep 11, 2010

    Do you hear a buzzing noise when you turn the key on?

  • 'G' Sep 11, 2010

    IS IT CRANKING? IF SO HAVE U TAKEN THE PLUGS OUT AND CHECKED FOR THEM BEING DEFECTIVE. PLUGS GET FOULED EASILY WITH BAD GAS

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Change the fuel filt . make sure u have fuel presure.

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May have fouled the spark plugs. pull plugs and while their out, spin engine over several times to clean out cylinders then install new plugs and it should fire. if not, replace injectors as they will not pass anything but clean fuel.

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