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Old June 29th, 2010, 01:43 PM   #1
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Alright, I am looking into buying a 1989 Chevy S-10 with a 4.3. The guy who owns it is disabled and when he moved into his new house his friend poured a 20:1 Oil Mixture for a weed eater in a 1 gallon into the gas tank thinking it was regular gas. To get it on the trailer to move to his new house.

Now I know this guy. I've helped him a lot. I've heard the truck run before. But it isn't running due to this "Mixture" of gas.

He said it ran fine for a few minutes then started spitting and sputtering. What kind of damage could that have done internally if any? And how do I get it to run again?

Fouled Plugs?

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Old June 29th, 2010, 01:47 PM   #2
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should be fine. i had some old race 110 race fuel mixed 32:1 and i didnt wanna run it in the bike. so i dumped 5 gallons into the truck every time we went out wheeling. never hurt nothing
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Old June 29th, 2010, 01:47 PM   #3
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Most likely he just fouled the plugs. change the plugs and fill it up with 87 octane should be fine.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 01:54 PM   #4
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It has 9" of lift on 33"s 0 Rust. ANYWHERE. Think it'd be a good buy then?
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Old June 29th, 2010, 08:01 PM   #5
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if the lift was done correctly then yes thats a great buy depending on the price tag
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Old June 29th, 2010, 08:14 PM   #6
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such a small amount of pre mix gas wouldnt hurt anything. If it doesnt run right now, there is probably something else wrong with it.
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I would guess if the can of "mix" sat out in the air it may have had water in it? the injector could have a load in it preventing it from firing proper. I suggest pumping out what ever is in the tank and lines and starting fresh.
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