Q: Engine light hard start on 1998 Acura RL

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Engine light came on shortly after refueling. Thought maybe the fuel. But noticed it starts much harder now.
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It could be the wrong blend of fuel for the temperatures you are experiencing in SD causing a lean (not enough fuel) condition due to low volatility.. Also the gascap could be loose or leaking which could turn on the light. but that shouldn't affect starting.
I suspect fuel quality.
BTW, I recommend you have the key turnied OFF when you are fueling if you don't want to set a trouble code and put the light on for no good reason.
You may want to see a Honda or Acura specialist, here's a directory link for you: