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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:06 pm 
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hey people. i have a 76 chevy luv and have recently ran into some problems yesterday and today. yesterday my truck was almost empty so i went to the gas station i always go to and filled up with premium. as soon as i left the station i noticed a lack of power and when i was coming up the hill to my house the truck started choking and backfiring. since my truck is currently running off of a 6gal tank in the bed (not the most legal thing to do, i know, but finding a new tank is damn near impossible rn) i just emptied out the entire tank and went back and filled up with regular. after this i put a bottle of heet with the gas and it ran normally again.

but today i went back down to the store to fill up again (since i had only put about a gallon in it yesterday) and i filled it up with regular. when i pulled out to leave the same thing happened again! either something is really wrong with all the gas there or something is messed up with the truck. what could be causing this? is there anything i can do to stop this? if i cant find something im probably gonna park the truck for the winter since i don't really want to deal with this anymore. any help would be greatly appriciated. thanks.

1976 LUV, 0-60 eventually.............

put er in the ketchup!!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:17 am 
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Water in gas became a huge problem at many gas stations when they started mixing in 10% ethanol. Water and ethanol naturally mixes perfectly and will cause the ethanol to separate from the gas and sink to the bottom of their tank. The pickup at a gas station is set a couple inches from the bottom of the tank. If enough water exists, an ethanol/water mixture will be sucked up and put in your tank. All the HEET in the world won’t solve that.

I’d recommend finding a store that sells 100% gas and trying that to confirm that it’s a gas problem and not a truck problem.

Things to check in your truck would be the filter and watch the level in the carb to see if the needle valve is sticking.

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