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Old 10 Jun 2008, 01:22 pm
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Default Honda CRV loss of power after filling up - white smoke too

I filled up with a third of a tank - I was really empty - and as I
pulled out of the forecourt noticed a loss of power. Trouble
maintaining idle and intermitent load click from engine.
Bad fuel?
blockage?
any ideas?
HELP PLEASE!!!!

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Old 10 Jun 2008, 01:29 pm
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Default Re: Honda CRV loss of power after filling up - white smoke too

Worst case, the white smoke may mean anti-freeze is getting
into your engine's cylinders, meaning a head gasket (or
other cooling system) failure. Google {"head gasket"
symptoms} for other things you can check to confirm whether
it's the head gasket.

See also
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_can_c...om_the_exhaust

"mainjl" <none@000.com> wrote
> pulled out of the forecourt noticed a loss of power.
> Trouble
> maintaining idle and intermitent load click from engine.
> Bad fuel?
> blockage?
> any ideas?
> HELP PLEASE!!!!



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Old 10 Jun 2008, 02:09 pm
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Default Re: Honda CRV loss of power after filling up - white smoke too

On 6/10/08 1:22 PM, in article
1203840_9864e112830bfd3a82ec8a96904d...toboard z.com, "mainjl"
<none@000.com> wrote:

> I filled up with a third of a tank - I was really empty - and as I
> pulled out of the forecourt noticed a loss of power. Trouble
> maintaining idle and intermitent load click from engine.
> Bad fuel?
> blockage?
> any ideas?
> HELP PLEASE!!!!


White smoke is usually water vapor. Along with the other symptoms, it
sounds like a load of bad gas contaminated with water. It happened to me
once with the '96 Odyssey. It behaved exactly as you describe and the gas
tank was half full of water.

If you can find a convenient joint in the fuel line, you might be able to
open it up and let the fuel pump push it through. Otherwise, take it to the
dealer. If its water, the gas station will pay for it (& there will be a
line of other disgruntled customers with repair bills when you get there).

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Old 10 Jun 2008, 07:22 pm
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"E Meyer" <epmeyer50@msn.com> wrote in message
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> On 6/10/08 1:22 PM, in article
> 1203840_9864e112830bfd3a82ec8a96904d...toboard z.com, "mainjl"
> <none@000.com> wrote:
>
>> I filled up with a third of a tank - I was really empty - and as I
>> pulled out of the forecourt noticed a loss of power. Trouble
>> maintaining idle and intermitent load click from engine.
>> Bad fuel?
>> blockage?
>> any ideas?
>> HELP PLEASE!!!!

>
> White smoke is usually water vapor. Along with the other symptoms, it
> sounds like a load of bad gas contaminated with water. It happened to me
> once with the '96 Odyssey. It behaved exactly as you describe and the gas
> tank was half full of water.
>
> If you can find a convenient joint in the fuel line, you might be able to
> open it up and let the fuel pump push it through. Otherwise, take it to
> the
> dealer. If its water, the gas station will pay for it (& there will be a
> line of other disgruntled customers with repair bills when you get there).


You could always try a can or so of dry-gas to see if it will take care of
the water. It still may run rough until you get rid of that tank.

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