So I was informed that the reason my car stopped working was the gallon of water my X put into my gas tank. I was unable to siphon the water/gas out so I put some stuff in it to absorb the water. Before I knew that he had done that my car would start and immediately bog out so I changed the spark plugs and wires. My car starts up and sounds amazing however it keeps bogging out.. and to top it off my engine is shaking so bad that I fear its going to fall out of my car. I took the car to the store, it ran fine until I pulled into the store on an angle while breaking, it almost died on me. I have no idea what to do. Oh Im not sure if it matters but my converter was stolen so its pipe to pipe right now. I was told to fill my tank completely and keep adding stuff to absorb the water but to me I dont think I should be reving my car so much and wouldnt it cause further problems for water to get into my fuel lines.. which im sure its already there but oh my goodness.. I have no idea whats going on with this pos.
Crazy X put water in my Engine!! Help!! on 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
by SarahVal in Romulus, MI on May 02, 2013
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by goodguy on May 02, 2013
try changing your fuel filter
ANSWER by Stans Garage on May 03, 2013
Whatever you do don’t start the car. Have it towed to have tank drained. Water won't mix with gas. If it gets into the injectors more damage and expense will occur. If you want us to check this out please call 313-562-7022 or schedule an appointment on line at StansGarage.net. Larry
COMMENT by SarahVal on May 03, 2013
oh no.. Ive already started it and ran it for hours.. I did this after I put the stuff in my tank to absorb the water.. I also just found out that he put more than a quart over of oil in my car too. my engine smokes now and the new plugs I just put on it are already covered in oil. Guesstimated which I know is hard to do.. am I looking at over $600 in repair just from the sounds of it? Hell I figure a tow truck around here is like $200. =/
COMMENT by pushrod on May 03, 2013
This is your only choice other than a wrecker. Just drive it to a repair shop and get it fixed!! Drain the tank and engine oil and put new back! Be careful driving as it may stall and that is the only reason to have it towed, driving it aint going to hurt the engine! IF it's just water in the fuel.