Honda CRV loss of power after filling up - white smoke too

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by mainjl, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. mainjl

    mainjl Guest

    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?
    any ideas?
    mainjl, Jun 10, 2008
  2. mainjl

    Elle Guest

    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
    Elle, Jun 10, 2008
  3. mainjl

    E Meyer Guest

    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).
    E Meyer, Jun 10, 2008
  4. mainjl

    Just Me Guest

    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.
    Just Me, Jun 11, 2008
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