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Old 09-02-2006, 09:04 AM   #1
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paint thiner mix with gas!!

man...this shit sucks...it hella pissed me off..........i accedentaly put paint thiner mixed with gas on my car.....cause i ran out of gas and my car couldn't start....actually it starts but it'll bog and die out.....well....in the first place...my brother tried to play a prank on me......he told me there's a 2 gallon worth of gas....and i poured about $.50 worth of that paint thiner with my gas...then i was like wait....let me double check if it's gas...it didn't smell like it....and it looked to clear...so i started bitching at my brother and he said it was paint thiner...well yeah...after i did that...my car started....and i was able to make it to the gas station about a 1-1.5 miles away from my house...then i put $7...and it won't even last me that long....usally if u put $5-$10 it'll last me about 3 days at the most..now i can't even do that...my car eats alot of gas...it started eating my gas after that paint thiner...can $.50 of paint thinner destroy something in my car?some one help me here plz...
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Old 09-02-2006, 09:17 AM   #2
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Perhaps your fuel filter is FUBAR. I would say try that first. Who else can help?
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Old 09-02-2006, 09:24 AM   #3
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what does FUBAR mean?well yeah..thanks for that advice..i'll check on it...ohh yeah how can u tell if the fuel filter is dirty?can u just wash it and dry it?anyone else that has some ideas?
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Old 09-02-2006, 09:45 AM   #4
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what does FUBAR mean?well yeah..thanks for that advice..i'll check on it...ohh yeah how can u tell if the fuel filter is dirty?can u just wash it and dry it?anyone else that has some ideas?
fubar nicely means F'd up. but actually other than corosive properties of paint thinner it does have the same properties as gasoline. i.e. the flammability limits are in place and it will burn and produce power, the only problem is that it may prematurly detonate or combust to late robbing your engine of power.

for the small length of time you ran it i doubt anything bad happend, although there are somethings that need to be carefully inspected.
it would be in your best intrest to check your sparkplugs and make sure that the detonation of paint thinner didn't foul the plugs, also inspect all lines and your gas tank for any leaks caused by the highly corrosive nature of paint thinner.

as for your fuel filter, its a simple swap to a new one (comparable to a oil filter) except under pressure. hope that helps
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:08 PM   #5
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fubar nicely means F'd up. but actually other than corosive properties of paint thinner it does have the same properties as gasoline. i.e. the flammability limits are in place and it will burn and produce power, the only problem is that it may prematurly detonate or combust to late robbing your engine of power.

for the small length of time you ran it i doubt anything bad happend, although there are somethings that need to be carefully inspected.
it would be in your best intrest to check your sparkplugs and make sure that the detonation of paint thinner didn't foul the plugs, also inspect all lines and your gas tank for any leaks caused by the highly corrosive nature of paint thinner.

as for your fuel filter, its a simple swap to a new one (comparable to a oil filter) except under pressure. hope that helps
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no shyt....allright though...thanx for that....one more thing......after i used paint thinner my gas guage isn't working anymore!what can cause that!!my spark plug becam dark dirty red looking....i guess it late combustion...
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:13 PM   #6
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there is a drain plug on the gas tank, however it seems to late for that.

you may have eaten the seals on you fuel injectors causing them to leak and use excess fuel, but who knows. later.
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there is a drain plug on the gas tank, however it seems to late for that.

you may have eaten the seals on you fuel injectors causing them to leak and use excess fuel, but who knows. later.

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Old 09-02-2006, 10:02 PM   #8
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leaking?i know i have no leaks in my fuel system or my injectors because i don't have any sign of gas odor...or i don't see a sign of my fuel injectors leaking...even when i start the car and look if im leaking any fuel in my car none.....how do i know if it's leaking...does it leak internally?
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Old 09-02-2006, 11:45 PM   #9
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A couple questions:

What is the ratio of gas to paint thinner?

And is the paint thinner Acetone?
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Old 09-03-2006, 12:16 AM   #10
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Old 09-03-2006, 06:37 AM   #11
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Keep adding gas if it still runs, Every gas station you pass if your still driving it you should add more. This will make the ratio or gas to thinner lower and lower tell its so low it dosnt matter. Whatever damage is done was done already. If you cant empty the tank then "thin" out the thinner as best you can and THEN start replacing fuel filters and keep working your way up to more expencive parts untell the problem is fixed. Otherwise your just exposing any replacement parts to the issue that caused the original to fail.

Most fuel filters you can just remove and blow on one end... if you can get air thru you know its not cloged... I dont know the chemical makeup of the paint thinner added to your gas but it might not be as bad for the system as you might think.. the bad part would be what it has knocked loose so to speak. It might react with sealents in the gas tank or injectors and send that stuff thru the motor. -=[
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you know whats funny? fuel injector clear is pretty much paint thinner isnt it, it sure smells like it
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Old 09-03-2006, 02:58 PM   #13
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why was there paint thinner mix in there in the frist place?
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why was there paint thinner mix in there in the frist place?
There was an article in SCC years ago about how to make your own race gas. However, the paint thinner they used was toluene.
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F'd Up Beyond All Repair
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Old 09-03-2006, 05:04 PM   #16
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There was an article in SCC years ago about how to make your own race gas. However, the paint thinner they used was toluene.
Really?. Never herd of that...wont thinner ruin your motor cause it's thining out all the oil
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my buddy mixes a type of paint thinner half and half with pump gas and boosts his octane to over a 100 with no damage to the vehicle i've also used his stuff when racing...However I didn't catch what kind of paint thinner.
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:48 AM   #19
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no shyt.....so it has to be a certain painthinner....but if u boost up ur octane rating to over a hundred isn't that bad.....cause ur running to rich....but yeah...thanx for all the help i finally got it fix by just having a full tank of gas....i really appreciate it....
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no shyt.....so it has to be a certain painthinner....but if u boost up ur octane rating to over a hundred isn't that bad.....cause ur running to rich....but yeah...thanx for all the help i finally got it fix by just having a full tank of gas....i really appreciate it....
Glad there was no REAL bad damage.
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