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mikeshbike
04-11-2006, 10:34 PM
Out of curiosity what are the symptoms of bad gas running through a V8.

jimn
04-11-2006, 10:57 PM
"Depends on why it's bad. If it's just old, the octane drops and you can have knock or pinging and loss of power. If it has water in it, there'll be loss of power and inconsistant surging if the water isn't evenly distributed (individual droplets).

Take a fuel sample and look at it. If it looks or smells drastically different from fresh gas, get rid of it. Properly."

mikeshbike
04-12-2006, 07:07 AM
Smell and smoke? Loss of power under load?

Eddie from Oregon
04-12-2006, 02:29 PM
"Not seeing anything much that would suggest you have bad gas, Michael. Continue with your ignition trouble shooting."