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Old 05-05-2001, 09:05 AM
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C Holmes: Are you comparing oxygenated, and non-oxygenated fuels? Most pumps will tell you. I had a 91 Volvo 940GLE that wouldn't run happily on oxygenated Amoco premium. This was the only kind of gas available in Northern Virginia. As soon as I filled up a couple tanks in Pennsylvania, again with Amoco premium, the idle cleared up.

Perhaps you have carbon build-up in your engine? Maybe try to run a couple bottles of Techron through it and try an "Italian Tune-up"...
Bob Roe
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73 Olds 88, 72 MB 280SE, 78 Datsun 280Z, 71 T-Bird, 72 Olds 88, 83 Nissan Sentra, 85 Sentra, 73 230.6, 91 Integra, 83 300SD, 91 Volvo 940GLE wagon, 84 300SD, 95 Subaru Legacy L wagon, 02 Mountaineer, 91 300TE, 08 Murano, 2007 R320CDI 4Matic 52K, some Hyundai, 2008 BMW 535xi wagon all gone... currently
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