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Q: what does it mean when my car putt putt? Or skips? on 2001 Acura TL

sometimes when i press the gas the car does not accelerate. it takes a few seconds and then there is a burst of speed that jerks the car and then is drives normal.
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Are you using Premium Fuel? This car only takes 91 Octane or higher... it sounds like you might be getting engine knock from using a cheap fuel. Start filling it with the premium fuel at the gas station and if it hasnt fixed itself in 1 or 2 fill ups call the repair shop.
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