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Old 05-21-2004, 05:40 PM
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Well, I let my mom borrow my car and it was pretty close to empty so she thought she would do me a favor and fill it up (with 89 regular gasoline) Today I drive the car and its knocking upon acceleration. and it knocks sometimes a little at idle. Im thinking and hoping its just pre-ignition knock, I was just wondering what I should do about this?
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Add some octane booster, and lay off the throttle till you can get some of the good stuff in there. Or you could try siphoning it out.
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Yea, I tried driving it and it knocked pretty bad, I had no power and when I come to a stop the check gages light comes on and it kind of just dies...
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Went to try figure the problem out some more, took it around the block and it died up the street from my house and woulded start so I rolled it in front of my neighbors house and said F*(# it... Any one have a clue on what might be going on here?
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Dirty gas clog the filter? It should still run on 89, just short of power.
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Ill check that out although I put a new filter in it a few weeks ago. It honestly is starting to sound like a rod knock actually. it knocks at idle, knocks when accelerating (although the car has a major lack of). Not sure though, I wanna rule out the gas before I order a used engine.
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