The presence of water in a vehicle's fuel system can present several problems including the alteration of fuel to air ratio that will reduce engine power that may cause the engine to stall. If large amounts of water enters a vehicle's fuel system, it can lead to prolonged cranking, stalling and a low engine RPM, or revolutions per minute.Know More
If the car's engine is exhibiting the following symptoms, there is a good chance that water in fuel system may be the cause.
Even if water is not directly poured water into the gas tank, water can still enter the fuel system through poor quality fuel, condensation and a leaky fuel filter. An empty 200-gallon gas tank can contain .81 ounce of water vapor and a portion of it can potentially condense into water.Learn more about Car Parts & Maintenance
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