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Old 02-08-2012, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I dont want to just jump the gun and say that I think I have bad gas but I am surely having the symptoms of so. I got gas the other day a pretty low volume station and put premium in it. About 3 miles later going down the highway my check engine light started flashing and the truck started sputtering real bad under load, and at idle. The truck seems to just be missing real bad and its just weird that it was an all of a sudden thing while driving. I have let the truck sit for the past 2 days until I could get around to messing with it and I put in a fuel additive that reduces water content and ups the octane. It started up fine and I took it to a close gas station and filled it up with premium and I drove it another 2 miles or so hoping that this would solve the issue ... no such luck.

So here is my question. Is a 2 mile drive far enough to get fresh fuel in the tank to the motor. Next what else could cause these issues? I initially thought bad plugs and or wires but I just replaced those about 5K miles ago. Any ideas on what else it could be or is there any chance I just have not given enough time for fresh fuel to get to the tank. I have not had the chance to make it to the mechanic to get the codes pulled, I guess I will do that this weekend.

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Old 02-08-2012, 05:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I got bad gas not too long ago. My symptoms were not nearly as bad as yours. Mine was only missing slightly under load. The CEL never came one. I ended up adding 2 bottles of HEET to the tank and that seemed to clear mine up. I also tried topping it off every little bit to try and dilute the bad gasoline.
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How much gas was in the tank before filling and how much did you put in?
Get your codes read and get back to us with the fault code numbers?
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The tank was quite low, the light had just come on, and I put in about 8 gallons. I later added the fuel additive after the issues started and filled the tank the rest of the way with premium. I will get codes this weekend.

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Alright guys, I have a Cylinder 5 misfire code, Cylinder 8 misfire code, and a multiple cylinder misfire code. Any ideas guys, still think it could be bad gas even with the additive and filling up the rest of the way with good fuel?
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How many miles on the engine, when was it last tuned along with 8 mm silicone wires.
Bad gas will usually cause more or all cylinders to misfire so I am leaning toward a tune up.
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The motor has 145K on it. Plugs and wires were done less than 10K ago with magnacore 8mm's and I dont remember which plugs but they came highly recommended on the forum. What does the multiple random misfire code mean, does that just cover the two cylinder misfires that are specified by other codes, or can it mean any number of the cylinders
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can you elaborate on that Mike? Do you still think it could be a wires problem even though they aren't that old?
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