Accidentally put old gas in a near empty car


Asked by Jul 01, 2014 at 06:38 PM about the 2008 Toyota Corolla CE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2008 Toyota corolla ce. My
car was pretty much on e so I
grabbed a gallon of gas from my
house to make sure I could make it
to the gas station. Just so happens
that I realized after I put the gas in
the car that I grabbed the wrong gas
can (the one full of gas a few years
old) my car began bogging down and
then it turned off. Started it back up it
began doing the same. I put gas in
the car (about half way) I begin my
way down the road again car bogs
down cel came on and blinked twice
before the car stopped. After
slamming on the gas to start it I
managed to limp it home but had to
keep the Rpms at or above 3000 and
had to turn over drive off. The car will
bog down randomly then shoots off
once it gets the Rpms up other wise
it won't accelerate and shuts off. I've
since put fuel treatment in (has
octane boost, stablizer, and water
removal) hasn't made much of a
difference. Is there another problem
that I need to address or do I need to
try a different approach? A friend has
suggested that I may need to change
the fuel filter? The car is an
automatic and has been maintained
perfectly. The cel has remained on
the entire time

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Tom Demyan

Pull the codes to see why the CEL is on.

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