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Old 08-16-2011, 05:38 PM   #1
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I filled my car up this morning since I was on empty. I pulled out of the gas station and made it a quarter mile down the road and then the car started misfiring. So I limp the car home 2 miles, then have it towed to my Honda Dealer. They call me 8 hours later telling me that not only does my car have about 5-6 gallons of water in my tank but so does about 5 other cars. We all bought our gas from the same place. So the Gas Station (wawa) gives me some beat *** pamphlet with a customer service number, so I call. The CSR rep says their phones have been ringing off the hook all day and about 80-100 people have the same problem from the same Gas Station.

They say it could take 3-4 weeks for some kind of resolution. I tried getting a hold of my insurance company but they are out of the office until tomorrow morning. Is this something that auto insurance would cover? I have full coverage. The repair bill is estimated at 1100 dollars.
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:39 PM   #2
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You're lucky. Safeway told me to **** up a rope when I thought the same thing happened to mine...
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:40 PM   #3
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holy ****...wtf??? Accidentally get a water delivery did they?
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a leak in the tank, i suspect the corporate will take care of it.
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Hmm so you mean cars can't run off water?

What happened to the motor that needs to be fixed, I'm genuinely curious lol
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he hydrolocked it yo
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:20 PM   #8
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Hmm so you mean cars can't run off water?

What happened to the motor that needs to be fixed, I'm genuinely curious lol
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the fuel system needs to be cleaned out, and the gas tank dropped. injectors need to be serviced, new plugs etc....
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damn 80-100 a people. I wonder how calls it took before they finally shut off the pumps.

That sucks at least you were smart and didn't continue to try to drive. What kind of car?
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:46 PM   #11
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Cliffs: South jersey lol
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:49 PM   #12
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Should of pump Acro AMPM thumbs up for cheap dd Honda.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:59 PM   #13
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Are you sure the water got up into the fuel system? Most gas fuel pumps don't have the strength to pick up water, thus the misfiring.

A diesel, that has 30K psi at the injectors, has a fuel/water separator for a reason, because the fuel pumps have the power to suck up water.
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I'm just going by with what the stealership says. The plugs are completely shot too
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What Wawa was it? I just gotten $20 of gas earlier at a Wawa In south Jersey.
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wow, really, can't take a hair drier to the plugs or anything? Sounds like a true stealership.
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Default Re: FUUUUUU..Water in Gas Tank

i remember a honda came in at the dealer when i working there samething happened.

they drained the tank. primed the fuel lines a few times and the car was fine.

i dont remember if they dropped the tank. i have a feeling they did.
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Its covered under your comprensive coverage on your auto policy. You pay your deductible and your insurance company goes after the gas station for reimbursement.
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i remember a honda came in at the dealer when i working there samething happened.

they drained the tank. primed the fuel lines a few times and the car was fine.

i dont remember if they dropped the tank. i have a feeling they did.

..............

The water can only hydrolock the engine. It doesn't have the .0001's" clearances as a Powerstroke 6.0, 6.4, or 6.7L diesel (which you;d have to replace the whole fuel system for a few drops of water....
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Reminder to always choose the quality gas stations. Nothing but Shell 93 octane touches my motors, lowest ethanol content and cleanest gas.
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Gas snobs, really? Lulz
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I get consistently better gas mileage with Exxon and Shell compared to the Dairy Mart, BFS, BP, and Sheetz
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just have them repair it and get reimbursed later? if not call insurance.
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