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Old 11-26-2008, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Too much alcohol in the gas tank...

About a month ago i got a "Check Engine Soon" light that came on. I took it to the dealership and they told me that they found that there was 15% alcohol level in the gas and the normal is 10%. Now I own 2 BMW 525i 2004 and fill them up pretty much at the same gas stations but I have this issue with only one of the cars. Can anyone please help me????
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What station are you using I noticed I get a misfire when I use cheaper brands such as Arco... I only use Shell gas in my cars now...
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I use all different gas stations, but mostly Shell, BP, Sunoco and Mobil. Could it also be from adding fuel injection cleaner?
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I use all different gas stations, but mostly Shell, BP, Sunoco and Mobil. Could it also be from adding fuel injection cleaner?
Have a look at the injection cleaner bottle's label. Did you use a lot of it?
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