Tag: gas tanks

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Swing and a Misfire for This Honda Civic's Engine Diagnosis
Oct 18, 2019

Swing and a Misfire for This Honda Civic's Engine Diagnosis

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Find out how spark plugs, Perry Mason, and grilled squirrels can be related to fixing a Civic.

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Putting Diesel Fuel in a Gas Engine Is a Nonstarter
Apr 23, 2019

Putting Diesel Fuel in a Gas Engine Is a Nonstarter

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The fix will may keep you from making the same mistake.

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Mystery Hoses on Fuel Pump Go Nowhere
Feb 05, 2019

Mystery Hoses on Fuel Pump Go Nowhere

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This Ranger has thrown Robert a curveball

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What's the Lowdown on This Lying Gas Gauge?
Aug 31, 2017

What's the Lowdown on This Lying Gas Gauge?

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The truth may set Mary, James, and their car's old sending unit free.

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Valve May Be Culprit in Car That's Hard to Refuel
Jun 22, 2017

Valve May Be Culprit in Car That's Hard to Refuel

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Mark's Roadmaster takes a long time to fill up at the pumps, and not just because of size of the tank. There's a common problem that may explain it.

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can gas get old in hybrid engines that don't use much
Jun 09, 2016

Can Gasoline "Go Bad" in Hybrids?

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If your hybrid doesn't use the engine much, is it possible for the gasoline to "go bad" over time? Ray injects some know-how into the question.

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Does driving with low gas do damage
Jan 21, 2016

Gas Myths: How Close to Empty is it Safe to Get?

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Today: It used to be that we were told to keep our gas tanks at least half-full to prevent water condensation. Is this still true?

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Can underfilling gas cause rust
Nov 26, 2015

Jan vs. Husband: Does Underfilling Gas Cause Rust?

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Today: Car Talk settles a dispute between Jan and her husband about rust, gasoline filler pipes, and underfilling a tank. The wager? A nickel. Find out who wins here.

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