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Old 08-02-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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Put wrong type of fuel, CEL is on

put the wrong type of fuel in my car now the check engine light is on what must i do?!


This is not a Troll post !!
and the fuel i put on my LT was E85

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Old 08-02-2013, 09:48 AM   #2
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What fuel did you put in?
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:49 AM   #3
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Did you put a lower octane in? I thought the V6 could use 87 without issue?

I would check the code, make sure its just a knocking code due to low octane, then perhaps consider picking up an octane booster to raise the octane level?
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:51 AM   #4
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The only fuel that would trigger the light is E85 or maybe E15. It won't run on that well at all. You're going to need to have that fuel removed from your tank, refill with correct fuel, then clear the codes.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:51 AM   #5
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Did you put a lower octane in? I thought the V6 could use 87 without issue?

I would check the code, make sure its just a knocking code due to low octane, then perhaps consider picking up an octane booster to raise the octane level?

I been running 87 for over 2 years. No issues here.

I am wonder what kind of gas the OP put in the tank to cause issues.


Diesel???
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:52 AM   #6
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The only "wrong" fuel for an LT is E85 or diesel......
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:52 AM   #7
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Diesel?
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:53 AM   #8
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The only "wrong" fuel for an LT is E85 or diesel......
If its diesel...damn...gonna be an expensive fix.
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OP, We need more information if we are going to help you.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:02 AM   #10
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The diesel nozzle is bigger isnt?
The smell and the foaming should have given that one away.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:03 AM   #11
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Maybe OP just didn't get the gas cap tight. That can set off the check engine light.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:03 AM   #12
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The diesel nozzle is bigger isnt?
Yeah, you cant actually fit a diesel nozzle in a gas receiver, it would spray everywhere. I'd say he accidentally put E85 or something in her. Been running 87 for 3 years.
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With no info from the OP we could speculate all day...

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Old 08-02-2013, 10:08 AM   #14
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Yeah, you cant actually fit a diesel nozzle in a gas receiver, it would spray everywhere. I'd say he accidentally put E85 or something in her. Been running 87 for 3 years.

Good to know.
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