My car doesn't start after putting gas in it
hmmm, is it a diesel or gas powered VW?
if gas, did you use E85 fuel? this will make it very difficult to start and run very poorly once runing. I would suggest a fuel sample be drawn. but first, call the suplying fuel station and ask them if any issues with their fuel. It is becoming more of a trend that teh 10% ethanol is "dropping out" of the fuel. this process is called "phase seperation". phase seperation occurs when water becomes mixed with gasoline that is mixed with ethanol. the enthanol is loosely bonded to the fuel itself, but is much more deireablke to mix with water than gas. so when your service statiojn refills their underground tanks, and the water content in bottom of tank is high, the water mizes with the fuel and pulls the ethanol out of it. the ethanol sits on bottom of storage tank, waiting to be pumped into your car by the submersed pumps in the bottom of tanks....so now that chemistry class is over..call your gas station, ask them if issues with fuel, if co..great! they will tell you what to do next..if not, draw a fuel sample and if it looks like ditch water with water down looking maple syrup like goo in it..that is phase seperation @ its finest.
hope this helps you
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Aug 12, 2009 |
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