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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sunshine Coast,Queensland, Australia
Drives: 2005 Kia Cerato LD [2L petrol] manual, 1986 Nissan Pulsar hatch
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Don't dismiss contaminated fuel, my nephew bought a Nissan that the owner thought had wrecked engine by amount of smoke from exhaust and no power. I fiddled around with it and eventually had a look in the fuel tank, looked ok. flushed it out and even got my arm up inside and wiped out with paint thinners. Refilled and it still smoked for two full tanks but run a lot better. When we let some fuel sit in a bottle and separate all was revealed, someone had deliberately added some type of hydraulic oil to the previous owners fuel tank and that was the problem. It was clear oil and very hard to notice as it didn't feel that oily or smell when you handled it in the fuel tank mixed with petrol. My nephew got years of good use from the car, it is amazing the things you come across when working on cars.
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