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Wrong gas 2003 dodge ram 1500 i put my lawn mower gas in my gas tank by mistake i drained the tank put new gas in and the truck only starts for a couple of seconds what do i need to do thanks

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Since it's not running right I'm assuming the lawn mower is a 2-stroke and the gas had pre-mix in it. It probably just got a strong mix of the pre-mix in the lines and just has to be cleared out. We run some of the old pre-mixed gas from our dirt bikes in our trucks to get rid of it. I put a gallon or so per tank refill of good gas. You may try and rev it up a bit when starting to keep it going long enough to flush it out with the new gas you put in, that or start it a few times till it's clean. An octane booster or fuel injector cleaner might help also. If the lawn mower gas wasn't pre-mix it may just be old and possibly have some water in it.

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