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#85 of 158 Re: Mpg [fintail]
Sep 10, 2012 (11:52 am)
not really. I doubt they even know or check.
besides, these days, that is what, 2-3 oil changes tops?
#86 of 158 valve noise/loss of compression
Sep 10, 2012 (3:45 pm)
Hello: I have never been on any forums before so please be kind. Look, this is a very special question about car sabatoge (to my car). I work a job that requires a vehicle- all maintained by me, an independent contractor- gasoline, repairs...everything. Due to animosity at work over me getting a very good contract...All of a sudden my Honda starts valve chatter at increasingly higher rpms and a loss of power, particularly on the hills I have to drive to do my job. I believe either a gas or oil contaminant was added to my car's system (Leaded?, metal filings?, graphite?.... I don't think deviantly so I am shocked and have no clue?...!) Has anyone heard of what can cause internal breakdown/valve chatter getting worse and worse/ loss of power such that not even the highway kickdown gear on the tranny will shift? In other words, yesterday fine ...today major problem. -T
#87 of 158 Re: valve noise/loss of compression [torked]
Sep 11, 2012 (11:19 am)
Year and model might help.
Do you have a locking gas cap? Any noticeable damage to the cap?
It may be an old wives' tale but I heard of sugar in the gas tank. No idea what that would really do.
#88 of 158 Re: valve noise/loss of compression [ateixeira]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 11, 2012 (3:30 pm)
Not much apparently, although you may have to get a new fuel filter.
#89 of 158 Re: valve noise/loss of compression [steve_]
Sep 12, 2012 (6:07 am)
Sugar in the Gas Tank Destroys a Car's Engine
This myth has been around almost as long as there have been automobiles. On Halloween, the older and less scrupulous trick-or-treaters go around the neighborhood putting sugar in the neighbor's gas tanks because it will destroy the engines. Or maybe an angry homeowner uses this trick to get revenge on a neighbor for the loud parties he or she likes to throw. The premise is that the sugar will caramelize and form a thick sludge that clogs your fuel lines and gunks up the carburetor. However, scientific studies have failed to produce evidence of such a reaction resulting in damage to an engine. Very little of the sugar even remains inside the engine long enough to do harm. Because sugar is particulate matter, it could conceivably cause damage to an engine the same way that sand and dirt can, but the sugar would have to be added to the gasoline repeatedly for any significant damage to occur. So you'll have to find a better method of getting revenge on the neighbor whose noisy car engine wakes you up early every Saturday morning.
#90 of 158 Re: valve noise/loss of compression [lemko]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 12, 2012 (8:32 am)
You can achieve about the same result by dumping some sugar on the ground near the gas cap and leave an empty sugar bag nearby.
#92 of 158 Re: Lukoil gouging gas station owners? [ateixeira]
Sep 12, 2012 (12:02 pm)
So Lukoil's dealers are mad that Lukoil charges them more than the no names up the street? Well what did they expect? The no names can buy from anyone they want. Lukoil dealers have to buy from Lukoil or authorized distributors.
My cousin once owned an Exxon station. Guess what? His wholesale price for Exxon gasoline was more than the no name up street.
#93 of 158 Re: Lukoil gouging gas station owners? [robr2]
Sep 12, 2012 (1:13 pm)
I thought they pretty much all bought from the same supply trucks, no?
#94 of 158 Re: Lukoil gouging gas station owners? [ateixeira]
Sep 13, 2012 (10:56 am)
Most stations in an area are served by only a few distributors. Those distributors can mix in the additives required for each brand. For instance, there is a huge Exxon/Mobil tank farm near my old office but there are Shell, Gulf, et al trucks there. There is also a big "generic" gas tank farm there as well. You see the same trucks there.
Further research - Lukoil dealers are mad that Lukoil charges them more than other brands charge their dealers. It has nothing to do with Lukoil selling to other dealers at lower prices.
http://www.newson6.com/story/19522958/gas-prices-hit-8-in-nj-pa-in-lukoil-protes- - t