I filled up with gas on monday, and every since monday (today is
wednesday) my car is sluggish and I cant accellerate.... I think I have
water in my gas tank.. HELP WHAT CAN I DO... Please email me at
Or Dry Gas which has isopropyl alcohol.
Of course, how much you got soaked depends on what it can do for you. It's
usually meant to homogenize the normal amount of water that condensates in
the tank. If you have an unusually high amount, it may not do squat.
since oil is lighter than water, all the water will sink to the bottom
of your gas tank
just find the lowest spot on your gas tank and drill a few small
holes... this will drain all the water off.
if you don't have a drill.. get a hammer and a big steel nail.. just
hit it real good it will finally pop through... make about 6 holes..
to plug the holes up.. just stick the nails back in the holes.. they
Thats a great idea, but I have an easier solution. Drive the car as
fast as it will go. When you see a deep ditch next to the road,
suddenly turn the wheel toward that ditch. With any luck the car will
roll over onto its roof. All gas will drain out after a few hours, or
sooner if you remove the gas cap. Then call a wrecker to put the car
back on it's tires and refill the tank with fresh gas. Problem
That's CRAZY that's going to put skid marks on the roof!
couldn't he just run it up a tree? you'd get the same dumping effect
or tie a brick to the gas peddle and send it down through his x's
cause she's the one that pee'd in his tank
by mere virtue of the fact that she "COULD" stand flat footed and pee
in his tank, is the same reason he left her.
Why do you think you have water? My experience is that water is more
likely to stall the engine than make it run rough.
More likely just the gas is old or maybe something happened to the
car. If you live in an area that has oxygenated fuel the ethanol will
pick up water.
One step in a pre-flight inspection of an airplane is to check all the
"quick drains" for water. This is done by taking a small sample in to a
plastic cylinder with a rounded bottom, something like a test tube.
The water will form a drop in the bottom. Samples need to be taken
until there is no water present. The water gets in mostly due to
condensation in partially filled tanks, but sometimes the gas caps let a
little rain in.
All pilots are taught to react to a rough engine by applying carburetor
heat. Expect the roughness to get worse because ice melting is getting
into the gas flow. Hopefully the roughness will go away after a few
Perhaps you can get someone from the ng to come over & do the work for
you as well.
Try a commerical water from gasoline remover (auto parts store).
If that doestn't work siphon the gas out & examine if for water
If no water present you can reuse it with water remover. IF water
present & you don't want to return the gas to station for disposal you
could use it up slowly with subsequent fill ups
Fill up again & use more water remover.
The cost of the water remover might justify not using the bad gas.
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