Having problems with your 1998 Chevrolet Malibu ?

Every thing has been checked - new plugs, sensor, pump, injectors all working fine - but the car turns over just won't fire - Could bad gas cause this? - Car was running fine turned off at work came out 8 hrs later hasn't workd since - I had just put 3/4 fuel injecton cleaner in gas that morning and I had 1/2 tank of gas worked fine to get me to work. Could it be I got some bad gas and the Injector cleaner thinned it too much?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 16-07-2018

Answers :

Fuel injector cleaner is very powerful. Most bottles caution against using a whole bottle with less than a full tank of gas. Smaller cars with smaller gas tanks are advised not to use a whole bottle.
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\012I did have an experience myself once where I had put too much in, and it led to blowing out several valves.
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\012As a precautionary measure I would do my best to fill the tank the rest of the way up very, very soon.
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\012Bad gas generally wont keep a car from starting, but, sometimes we let our gas tank get very low and that allows years of gunk in the bottom of the gas tank to be pumped into the fuel line.
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\012You should be able to have your fuel filter removed, and checked to see if gunk in your gas line is the problem.
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\012I hope this helps.
I would suspect water in the gas, as the injection treatment wouldn't affect it like this. Take a sample of the gas from the test port on the fuel rail that's on the intake manifold. You should be able to see if there's water in the gas.
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