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Jerky engine Engine suddenly started 'missing' after filling tank at local BP garage, suspected water in their fuel but they checked and found none. Problem is worse at low speeds (low gears). How can i check for water in tank? Regards

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The easiest way is to check it at the fuel schrader valve mounted on the engine. Use a clear bottle and attach the fuel pressure gage. run the engine and release the fuel into a clean bottle. Any water and dirt will settle to the bottom of the bottle.

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