Tag: gasoline

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Can gas be watered down
Dec 24, 2015

Do Gas Stations Ever Thin Gas With Water?

Dear Car Talk

Today: Car Talk tackles a gas station myth for Julie.

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Is it ok to stretch the gas hose across a car when refueling
Oct 27, 2015

Mike vs. Housemate: Who's Right About Proper Fill-Up Technique?

Dear Car Talk

Mike's housemate thinks it's OK to stretch the gas pump hose across your car when refueling but Mike thinks this is a bad idea. Who's right?

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Lexus ES300 smells of gas when idling
Sep 17, 2015

What's Causing Gas Smell at Stoplights?

Dear Car Talk

Dan's car is running just fine, but he's been noticing the smell of gasoline when idling at stoplights. The mechanic hasn't been able to replicate the problem. Car Talk's advice for detecting the source of the leak, right here.

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Aug 25, 2015

$2 a Gallon: What It Means

Jim Motavalli

It doesn't mean a return to gas guzzlers, but 30-mpg crossovers will have a field day. And will they sell a lot of Ferraris and Lamborghinis in depressed Middle Eastern countries?

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Dec 30, 2013

Futurist's New Year's Prediction: Gas Cars Will "Decline Massively" in 2016

Jim Motavalli

Electric cars definitely are a "disruptive technology," but plugging-in cars will take a while. How long did it take to put horses out to pasture?

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Can a Mini Cooper S run on regular
Aug 22, 2013

Did Refilling With Regular Wreck Howard's Mini?

Dear Car Talk

Howard filled his new Mini Cooper S with regular for a full year before the dealer mentioned it would run better on premium gas. Now he's freaking out! Has he irrevocably damaged his car? Tom and Ray try to soothe Howard's worries with actual car info (plus some mental health suggestions). Read all about it! 

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What happens to a stopper that falls in the gas tank
Jun 20, 2013

Boneheaded Mistakes: Gas Tank Edition

Dear Car Talk

Bob accidentally dropped a rubber stopper into his gas tank. How much will this boneheaded mistake end up costing him? Tom and Ray say he's in luck! Find out why, right here.

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Chevy Trailblazer smells of gas when turned on
Jan 29, 2013

Today: Shannon's Trailblazer Smells Like Gasoline

Dear Car Talk

Shannon smells gas when she starts up her 2004 Chevy Trailblazer. She's seen two mechanics and they say there's nothing to worry about, but she doesn't want to drive her kids to school in a fire-trap. Can Tom and Ray put her mind at ease?

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Is it safe to mix oil-gas mixtures with gasoline
Jan 03, 2013

Today: Weed-Whacker Gas in Honda Accord?

Dear Car Talk

Jeff has some leftover oil-gas mixture from his weed-whacker that he can't store over the winter. He wonders if it's safe to use to fuel his Honda Accord. Find out what Tom and Ray suggest, right here.

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Mar 29, 2012

Running Out of Gas

Jim Motavalli

With $4 fuel on the horizon, Americans are not only getting stranded, they’re also driving less. A majority of us want somebody to do something about pain at the pumps—but there aren’t a whole lot of options.

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