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Old 06-28-2015, 03:50 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I had a headgasket problem over a year ago, and finally got around to taking care of it. Yeah I know. I suck.

So I have everything back together, had 1/4 of old gas in the tank and filled it up with fresh gas.

with the fresh gas mixed in its' running better, but at a stop light it starts to buck and ping like there'* a hammer smacking on the engine.

At 40 mph it'* smooth but starting off from a stop is rough. I have had her stall on me.

Any thoughts would be greatly apperiated. I'm looking at buying som star tron fuel treatment but wanted other thoughts as well.

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Have you changed your fuel filter? That old gas may have gunked things up.
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Yes fuel filter and get some Star-Tron, or any marine / ethanol fuel stabilizer added to tank ASAP!
You may find that the throttle body and injectors dont like the current fuel situation, so I wouldn't run it until the fuel stabilizer is mixed in the tank for starters.
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Jump the fuel pump relay after you disconnect the fuel filter
to drain the bad gas out
Or just live with it and blow a hole threw your piston from detonation
I have yet to see really any snake oil miracle in a can work. We have one in the shop right now with a hole blown threw the piston
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