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Old 01-15-2011, 10:14 AM   #1
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Sputtering after gas fill up.

Hey all,

Last night I filled up with gas after being close to empty. About 3 miles down the road from the station, my TJ began sputtering and losing power as I tried to accelerate. It is a manual transmission, I tried several gears, but i just kept losing ground. I pulled over and shut it off, but it did the same thing afterwards. It seemed to kind of pull out of its funk after a few miles and hasn't happened again today, but I wanted to see if anyone had any words of wisdom. Thanks!

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Old 01-15-2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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How much did it take to fill it up.

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Old 01-15-2011, 11:09 AM   #3
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I guess I didn't technically fill up. I only put in about $15 worth and that was from almost empty. However, I just took it around town and the sputtering wasn't there. I'm wondering if it was just a fluke caused by the type/brand of gas or how it mixed with what was already in there.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:15 AM   #4
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Thats happens to me when im low on gas and if im going up a hill or something, i was passing someone uphill and the jeep basically started hopping cause it wasnt getting gas.
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:27 PM   #5
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The gas had some water in it. Apparently it wasn't too much. To get ALL of it out of there, add a container of something like STP gas treatment. It'll burn all the water out. I carry a container of the stuff with me, in case I get bad gas. It's saved me a couple of times.
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Old 01-15-2011, 01:05 PM   #6
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get some "dry gas" to suck the water out.

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