Two owners, 206K miles, maintenance records up to 186K miles. I picked the car up with 1/8th tank of gas. I was told it ran fine on minimum grade fuel, so I filled it up. Drove it 44 miles home and parked it in the garage. I started it this morning and it would not stay running. Could it be the low grade gas? I am going to try one of the octane boosters /PEA by Chevron to see if the works. If not, fuel pump?
I purchased a 1999 Volvo S70 T5 as my daughters first car. on 1999 Volvo S70
by Sharon Elliott-Voght in Waxhaw, NC on August 09, 2011
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ANSWER by Bret Bodas on August 10, 2011
Hi Sharon, It's hard to say why this is running the way it is, but it's definitely not from the grade of gas. Bad gas could cause this but I doubt that is an issue. I wouldn't try any fuel additives, they won't help either. Do you have any warning lights on?
COMMENT by Sharon Elliott-Voght on October 27, 2011
Hi Bret, I just found your response, sorry about that. My mechanic had me get under the hood, unscrew a bike tire cap, press in a valve stem, gas squished out. Then I tried starting the car, and pressed the valve again and nothing came out. Towed the car, replaced fuel pump, a fuse maybe , the filter... Runs awesome. My mechanic is a good distance from me but I have the hit list of maintenance items to do.struts, back brakes, back shocks are next then the timing belt. Yahoo.