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GAS Problem Suggestions.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by DuneRunner, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. DuneRunner

    DuneRunner 1/2 ton status

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    I'm kicking my self running the cheep crap gas. 2 nights ago the K was runnen ok, then went to turn her off and she started to Desilate.(sp?) Once I felt that I ran to the Gas station and put the 92 in. Now I'm going to change the filter in the carb and the inline filter that my dad put in. Also add some more Gas Additative.
    2yrs. ago had the QuadJet rebuilt.

    WHAT ELSE DO I DO? Please give any suggestions......goin on a trip Labor Day weekend :)

    Thanks GUYS. KEN

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    arq 1/2 ton status

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    how much compression are you running with. try readjusting your initial timing and put a curve kit in it. It worked for me.

    ARQ.

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  4. Pugsley

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    Where you been getting gas at? There's several stations around here (AM/PM in particular) where mine won't get out of it's own way if I run their product.

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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Thats not bad gas if you've got plugged filters..thats crap in the tanks. Or it could be crap in YOUR tank. I use the "cheap" am/pm gas exclusively in all my vehicles, as do my parents(87 octane, regular here) and can't say that it's ever caused any problems.

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  6. DuneRunner

    DuneRunner 1/2 ton status

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    I am going to put the octain in tonight as well as the new filters.
    I have used am/pm (arco) 87 for 3 yrs. now and that is the last time. I'm going solely on gut instinct and going to run 92 for a while and then 89.
    Thank you all for your suggestions.

    ARG what is a curv kit?

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    Try running Chevron or Texaco - both have loads of detergent in them and will do an A+ job of cleaning your system out.

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    Contrary to what most think, running higher octane in a motor not designed for it is NOT productive. Of course it can mask problems such as too much timing, but it will hurt power output, and increase emissions in a motor not made to take advantage of it. Car mag even stated that for one of their buildups, they went back to "regular" on the dyno, because the premium was actually hurting the numbers.

    Besides, octane, AFAIK, doesn't have anything to do with the additive package in the fuels. Speculating, but I would think that for example, ALL Texaco grades have the same additives, just like all Chevron is probably the same way.


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