Fair enough.Looks like you and I are going to disagree on this issue and I'm cool with that and I hope you are too. As to you having gotten a bad tank of gas, your standards and my standards of bad seem to be different. If you had gotten what I am talking about as a bad tank of gas you would have noted a lot more than just low MPG. Your MPG might have been over 100 MPG as the car would not be using any while it was riding on the the truck to the nearest service center (even if that is your own garage).
I have on a few occasions looked at my fuel gauge and realized I didn't have as much as I thought I had and knowing where I was had to make that choice of stop at the gas station or try to run it on fumes and hope to get to a better place. If I was familiar with the area them it is bad driving on my part and I should have know better. However, I have made some trips over the years where I didn't realize that the next station was 100 miles not 10 miles away. If you are already on fumes and haven't seen a station in the last 30 miles you fill up and cross you finger note the location and try not to be in that situation again if you come back that way.Fair enough.
But as a counter-point, if you have the risk of getting gas that bad where you live, I don't think any filter in the world will help...:shrug:
Fuel injection service that you pay someone to do, is a waste.Is Fuel Injection service (preventative maintenance) a waste on the smart ForTwo gas model?
The 451 which I acquired has serious fuel delivery issues. I would tell you more, but I don't have any more info.
This weekend I will charge the battery and attempt to start the vehicle after checking all fluids.
If that doesn't work, I will use the ol' OBD-II scanner on it to identify possible issues.
BTW, are there any special procedures to starting a 451 after the battery has been disconnected, charged and reconnected?
What ended up happening is that the spark plugs were all cleaned and the engine started with proper fuel. I then recharged the battery and changed the spark plugs. The car is not running now, because I am replacing the exhaust system.I would like to know what ended up happening with this.
I had to do the same, when I got mine, as well as a couple of other things. mine is a 2008What ended up happening is that the spark plugs were all cleaned and the engine started with proper fuel. I then recharged the battery and changed the spark plugs. The car is not running now, because I am replacing the exhaust system.