Condensation in my gas tank

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Yabahoobs, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Yabahoobs

    Yabahoobs Guest

    My 06 V6 Sonata sputtered upon fire-up this morning. I turned off the
    ignition, turned off the defrost / blower and the radio. Tried it
    again, and it did it again...until I tapped the accelerator, which got
    the engine humming in no time.

    There was very little gas in the tank at the time. I live in
    Washington State...and it's been real wet here and cold. I'm thinking
    water in the tank ?
    Yabahoobs, Oct 31, 2009
  2. Yabahoobs

    ---MIKE--- Guest

    People used to add drygas to absorb moisture. Now that gasoline is 10
    percent ethanol (drygas was usually isopropal alcohol) it is no longer
    needed. Just fill your tank and don't worry about it.

    ---MIKE---, Oct 31, 2009
  3. Old New England trick for this was to always fill the tank
    completely when adding gasoline. I guess that filling up more
    often might help too.

    How well this works these days, I can't say.

    Richard Steinfeld, Oct 31, 2009
  4. Yabahoobs

    hyundaitech Guest

    Water in the gas is a possibility, but there are many others as well.
    If the problem is reproducible, the dealer should be able to narrow
    the potential causes. With the dealer's scan tool, the technician can
    monitor which cylinders are misfiring. If all or most are misfiring,
    the implication is that there's a fuel issue. Whereas if it's one or
    two, then we could be looking at ignition, wiring, or mechanical
    issues, but since the offending cylinder is identified, there's less
    to check.
    hyundaitech, Nov 1, 2009
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